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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
Free: for children aged 6 to 10  (booking required)
The tour is not suitable for children under the age of 6.

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WHEN
Every Friday (from 26 January to 28 December 2018)

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
Free: for children aged 6 to 10  (booking required)
The tour is not suitable for children under the age of 6.

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.