Pagliano was a Roman port in the territory of what is now Orvieto. The port was located where the river Paglia merged with the Tiber. In Roman times this was a very important place because of its strategic location.
Roman harbor of Pagliano Orvieto
The Porto Romano di Pagliano is located about 6 kilometers south of Orvieto itself, along the Strada Statale Amerina.
The oldest archaeological finds date from the Greek, the most recent from the Imperial period.
The first excavations took place in the 18th century.
The ruins were severely damaged in 2012 due to a flood.