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Undergrounds of Bologna: Conserva di Valverde

Bagni di Mario

Discover one of the countless unique places in the city of Bologna! Did you know that the Valverde Cistern, erroneously called Bagni di Mario (Mario’s Baths), is actually a cistern dating back to the Renaissance period (1563) built to supply the Fountain of Neptune?

The cistern structure consists of a main room, a secondary room and some tunnels.
The guided tour takes place most of all in the main room, in which we find an octagonal cistern and eight small tanks for the water decanting system. Above the cistern, there is a wide dome with a central Oculus. During the visit, it will be possible to explore all the viable tunnels, one of which is characterised by an aeration chimney entirely covered in calcareous incrustations formed over the centuries.
In the secondary room, it will be possible to admire a second smaller cistern called the “Conservetta”.

HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Guided tour with an expert local guide
  • Discover the hydraulic curiosities of the city
  • Visit one of the places that made Bologna the city of water

RATE

Full price: € 10.00 per person
Reduced: € 5.00  for children aged 10 to 18 and adults over 65 years old
Free: for children up to 10, disabled people, guides and journalists

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WHEN:
Saturday 24 August; 05:00pm
Sunday 25 August; 11:00am
Saturday 31 August; 05:00pm
Sunday 01 September; 11:00am

TIMES:
6pm

LENGTH:
1 hour

LANGUAGE:
Italian/English 

MEETING POINT:
Via Bagni di Mario 10

RATE:
Full price: € 10.00 per person
Reduced: € 5.00  for children aged 10 to 18 and adults over 65 years old
Free: for children up to 10, disabled people, guides and journalists

NOTES:
Number of visitors : min 1 - max 15
It's suggested not to wear high heels

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Reservation is compulsory. If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.