Ecomuseo dell'acqua


Water eco-museum

Where: Via Alfonso Zaccarelli, 16 - 40010 Sala Bolognese (BO)

Interior of the museum - Water Eco-Museum
Interior of the museum - Water Eco-Museum

The Water eco-museum is situated in Padulle (2 km far from Sala Bolognese) in the naturalistic area of ecological restructuring of the Dosolo Flood-Basin .


Housed in a two-floor ex-stall that once managed the agricultural activity in the entire area, the museum offer visitors an exhibition tour combining traditional objects with technological ones.


An exhibition area on the ground floor illustrates the history of land reclamation through a series of tools linked with farming as well as reclamation in the 20th century, an interactive small-scale model of the territory between the Reno and Panaro, a computer-based theatre about the history of the territory and three multimedia information points about the history of land reclamation, water at man's service and a didactic game respectively.


The tour moves to the first floor where photos, cartographies and display panels illustrate life along the Reno: the water cycle, Emilian animal species and local talking people like the washerwoman, the fisherman, the carter and the ferryman. There is also a multimedia information point about the Dosolo Flood-Basin. A large conference room and a didactic area are also on the first floor.


Guided tours to the Water-Pumping Plant of Bagnetto and guided walks along the paths of the nearby naturalistic area of ecological restructuring take place outside the museum. The museum places satellite tracking devices at people's disposal to make their tours easier.


The Water eco-museum is managed jointly by the Consorzio della Bonifica Renana and Consorzio della Bonifica Burana.It also hosts meetings, laboratories and readings about water and its effects on ecosystems, ecology, agriculture and much more.


Opening times:

on Sunday, as follows
- 3.30pm-7pm (April-September)
- 2.30pm-5pm (October-March)


Entrance: free entry

Andrea Morisi, ph.: 051 687.10.51 (mail


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How to get there

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Info on the tourist location

City of Sala Bolognese - Culture Office (Ufficio Cultura)


Address: Piazza Guglielmo Marconi 1 - 40010 Sala Bolognese (BO)

Phone: +39 051 6822535 | 0516822531

Opening times:

Tuesday 9am-12pm

Thursday 3pm-7pm


Last update: 11-07-2019