Museo archeologico ambientale - The Terramara of Anzola


Archaeological environmental museum - The venue of Anzola dell'Emilia

Where: Via Emilia, 87 - 40011 Anzola dell'Emilia (BO)

Stag horn handle - Archaeological environmental museum of Anzola dell'Emilia
Stag horn handle - Archaeological environmental museum of Anzola dell'Emilia

Inaugurated in 2010, this museum takes in and displays the materials found in the neaby Terramara during the extensive research conducted in the territory since the 80s. venue of the Museo Archeologico Ambientale  


The archaeological and environmental surveys have enabled us to reconstruct the events and characteristics of a core settlement: a community dating back to 3,300 years ago, very well organized, open to trade and commerce


This community had reached a degree of prosperity thanks to the fertile lands and to a new form of social and economic organization, that is a peculiarity of these populations.


The Emilian area was one of the most densely populated in Europe between the 16th and 12th centuries BC (Middle and Late Bronze Age). The settlement was just the so-called typical "terramara" ("marl"): a square  village, surrounded by a moat. These settlements existed in large numbers (over 250 sites) in the central Po valley. The marl in Anzola dell'Emilia falls fully into this category.


The museum has two exhibition halls: one displays the findings in the territory of Anzola while the other one shows the parallels between this settlement and those of the Po Valley and the Near East.


A classroom is set up with the reconstruction of a Bronze Age hut

The museum is located in a building which used to be a former police station and is one of the four venues of the Archaelogical environmental museum, whose main site is located in San Giovanni in Persiceto.



Saturday 10am-12pm and Sunday 4pm-6pm (closed from July to August)

Entrance: free entry

from Monday to Friday by appointment under a fee

Information: from Monday to Friday 9am-1pm e 2pm-6pm

Ph. 0039 051 6871757 - Fax  0039 051 823305 



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Info on the tourist location

URP (Public Relations Office)
Address: Via Grimandi, 1 - 40011 Anzola dell’Emilia (BO)

Ph: 0039 051 6502111 -  Fax:  0039 051 731598


Opening times:
Monday, Tuesday and Friday 8.45am-1pm

Wednesday and Saturday 8.45am-12pm

Thursday 8.45am-6pm (closed in the afternoon during July and August)



Last update: 11-07-2019