Casa della Cultura Italo Calvino


Where: via Roma 29, 40012, Calderara di Reno (BO)

Facade of the Casa della Cultura

Inaugurated on 27-28 January 2018, the Casa della Cultura “Italo Calvino”, located in Calderara di Reno, is a brand-new multifunctional space in the very heart of the municipality, that aims to become a meeting place and a focal point for cultural vitality, with its being a dimension of everyday life in communities.

The space is the product of an urban regeneration project through which an old preschool building of the city has been restored and restructured.
The choice to name the Casa della Cultura after Italo Calvino underlines the will to produce and promote culture in line with the “light seriousness” that characterizes this outstanding author.


Even on the architectural level this multifunctional arena deeply affirms its feature of openness and hospitality, through the giant windows that completely cover the building’s facade.

It consists of:
- a wi-fi zone indoor square, a newspaper and magazines library and a small library containing the complete works of Italo Calvino;
- an auditorium (90 seats);
- a multifunctional room equipped with Internet access;
- labs/atelier, equipped with a oven to make clay;
- a soundproof music rehearsal space with some musical instruments.


Mond, Thu, Sat: 10:30am - 1:30pm | 2.30pm - 7.30pm
Tue, Wed, Fri 2.30pm - 7.30pm
Closed on: Sunday
Fees: free entrance


Info on the tourist location

URP - Public Relations Office


Address: Piazza Marconi 7 - 40012 Calderara di Reno (BO)
Ph. +39 051 6461205 -  6461201 - 6461280


Opening times (winter): 

Monday - Saturday 8.30am-12.30pm
Thursday 8.30am-6.30pm

Opening times (summer)
Monday - Saturday 8.30am-12.30pm



Last update: 11-07-2019