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Chiusa di Casalecchio di Reno: the source of Bologna waterways

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Explore a historical site that is not usually open to the public retracing its history from the 1200s to the present day.

Suspended between the river and the canal surrounded by Parco della Chiusa,  you will walk along the sixteenth century walkway, probably designed by Jacopo Barozzi, known as Vignola and one of the most important Italian Renaissance architects.

You will also admire the majestic dam, whose ramp is 160 m long, 35 m wide and 8 m high, and find out how the lock still functions today. Its maintenance and preservation are managed by Consorzio della Chiusa di Casalecchio e del Canale di Reno.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover one of the most important and interesting sites of "water archaeology" in Europe
  • Visit one of the places that made Bologna the City of Water
  • Find out a site included in the list of Unesco

RATE:
€ 7.00 p/person
€ 5.00
 for children aged from 6 years old to 11 years old
Free for children under 6 years old

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WHEN:
Saturday March 24, 2018, 9:00am (meeting time 8:45am) - tour in Italian
Saturday May 6, 6:00pm - tour in Italian
Saturday May 19, 3:00pm - tour in English

TIMES:
1h30

MEETING POINT:
Gate of Chiusa di Casalecchio
Via Porrettana 187
40033, Casalecchio di Reno (BO)

LENGTH:
2 hours

LANGUAGES:
Saturday March 24 - tour in Italian
Saturday May 6 - tour in Italian
Saturday May 19 - tour in English

NOTES:
The meetup is always 15 minutes before the visit starts. Meeting point is at the gate of Chiusa di Casalecchio, Via Porrettana 187, in Casalecchio di Reno. It can be reached from Bologna with the following tper lines: n. 20 (Stop Casalecchio Porrettana Canale/Casalecchio Chiusa), 89 (Stop Casalecchio Porrettana Canale), 92 (Stop Casalecchio Chiusa), 94 (Stop Casalecchio Chiusa).
It is suggested to wear comfortable walking shoes. Children must be well attended.

RATE:
€ 7.00 p/person
€ 5.00
 for children aged from 6 years old to 11 years old
Free for children under 6 years old

CANCELLATION POLICY:
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.

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