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Turismo in Pianura

Official Tourist Site of the Pianura Bolognese

Effetto Blu


Casalecchio turns blue for one day

Where: Via Porrettana, 187 - 40033 Casalecchio di Reno (BO)

When: April 13, 2019

The Casa dei Ghiacci and the Reno canal - Casalecchio
The Casa dei Ghiacci and the Reno canal - Casalecchio

A day dedicated to the discovery of the Casalecchio's water system, a network of hydraulic structures that presides over the Reno river and its canals, the most famous of which is the monumental Sluice, acknowledged by UNESCO as “World heritage messenger of a culture of peace for the benefit of young people" in 2010.


Besides the technical importance, the water system of Casalecchio emanates an undeniable fascination, a magic "effetto blu" (blue effect) that suggested the name of this event.


Some of these structures will be, as an exception, open to the public. Guided tours, music and shows will led the visitors into the ancient Sluice, the Casa dei Ghiacci (House of the Ices), the hydroelectric plant, the river parks. It will also be possible to reach the Sluice by water in a canoe tour in the Reno river, or enjoy a fifties-style picnic on the Isola Verde (Green Island).


All the events are designed to emphasize the importance of water, in order to safeguard and discover the Casalecchio's hydraulic heritage, a resource for the entire territory of Bologna.


Info sull'iniziativa

Timetable: see programme
Tariffe: see programme
Organizer: Comune di Casalecchio di Reno e Consorzio della Chiusa di Casalecchio e del Canale di Reno
Info and reservations: if not specified in the programme, call 342/0167397 (Mon-Fri 8am-noon) or

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Info on the tourist location

Tourist informations about Casalecchio di Reno are provided by the Tourist Information Office of  Colli Bolognesi


The IAT Colli Bolognesi (Tourist Information Office of the Bolognese Hills) is located at Villa Garagnani in Zola Predosa and it provides information about Zola Predosa and Casalecchio di Reno. It also provides information on the other locations of the Samoggia Valley, such as Bazzano, Castello di Serravalle, Crespellano, Monte San Pietro, Monteveglio e Savigno.



IAT Colli Bolognesi c/o Villa Edvige Garagnani

Via Masini 11 - 40069 Zola Predosa
Ph. +39 366 8982707

Fax +39 051 752838


Opening times:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00am-1.00pm e 2.00pm-6.00pm
Saturday 9.00am-1.00pm 
Closed on Tuesday, Sunday and Holidays

Sportello Polifunzionale Casalecchio di Reno

Toll free number: 800 011 837
Ph: 0039 051 598 111
fax: 0039 051 598 200 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8am – 2pm
Thursday 11.30am – 6.30pm
Saturday 8.30am-12pm



Last update: 04-04-2019

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