Ravenna became the capital of the Roman Empire also for its naval and maritime relevance. This feature has been crucial for centuries, constantly growing and making of Ravenna, during the years of industrial development, one of the Mediterranean capitals of the shipbuilding and the petrochemical industry. In 1965, right off Ravennaâ€™s coasts, AGIP inaugurated the first two Italian mobile platforms for methane gas extraction. One of them, named Paguro, sank fifty years ago, on a tragic September night, becoming a wreck, and creating in the years an underwater oasis with extraordinarily diversified life-forms, which now keep company to the wine of the Tenuta Del Paguro during its ageing.
Nowadays the province of Ravenna is a dynamic center of diverse industry, especially developed within shipbuilding, energy and manufacturing. Ravenna is a chemical focal point of European importance and one of the capitals of the Mediterranean area in the construction of ships, which leads to an active and lively economy.
In fact, the harbor of the city leader in the extraction of natural gas, is very dynamic and well travelled, receiving goods and ships from all over the world, which demonstrate the relevance of Ravenna, since the first century BC.
And this is also why the wines of Tenuta Del Paguro embody past and present history of Ravenna: prepared with an eye to tradition, while using only wines from Romagna, maturing under water near one of the most impressive works demonstrating the power industry Ravenna, the Paguro Platform.