Guided Tour to the Chiusa di Casalecchio (Sluice of Casalecchio)


Inside the Europe's oldest work of hydraulic engineering

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

Quando: March 23 2019

La chiusa di Casalecchio
La chiusa di Casalecchio

Inside the Europe's oldest work of hydraulic engineering

The Chiusa di Casalecchio (Sluice of Casalecchio) opens its gates to the public for a series of special guided tours that will allow the curious to access the Europe's oldest work of hydraulic engineering which is still in function in a steady way. 

Indeed, during 2018 the Sluice will be accessible monthly thanks to a calendar of guided tours organized by the Consortium of the Reno and Savena Canals. The tours are on reservation only and can be booked on Bologna Welcome website. The webpage and the tours are in Italian only. 

Built by the Bologna City Council in 1208 in order to supply mills and factories of the medieval city in full expansion with water power, the Sluice has been rebuilt many times because of the Reno river floods. It was in 1567 that Pope Pious V ordered it to be reconstructed, imposing the maintenance on those who benefited from the water. Thus was created the great sluice based on a design by the Vignola (Jacopo Barozzi), which is still today a marvellous testament to the period's hydraulic engineering.



23rd of March, the guided tour will take one hour and a half.



Info sull'iniziativa

Timetable: 2.30 pm | Meeting point at the gate in via Porrettana 187. Reservation required

Fees: € 8,00 adults, € 5,00 children age 6-18, free under age of 6.
Organization: Consorzio della Chiusa di Casalecchio e del Canale di Reno
Info reservations: Consorzio della Chiusa di Casalecchio e del Canale di Reno
Tel. 051 6493527 - Mob. 389 5950213


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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: 12-03-2019