The Sluice Park of Casalecchio di Reno, also known as Parco Talon, is composed of land which once belonged to the Marquis Sampieri Talon, who built various villas there in the 17th century. The park has been at the centre of moments of great social splendour, particularly in the 18th century.
In the 19th century, Stendhal, a regular visitor, compared it to the “Bois de Boulogne”. Since 1975, the park is municipal property and it is open to the public. Today it is still possible to imagine the ancient noble extravagance when you stroll along its tree-lined avenues and when you relax on its large lawns crossing small woods specially designed to get lost.
Here and there in the grounds, there are ruins in which you can still recognise the unnatural architectural inventions which experts associate with the famous architect and scenery artist Ferdinando Galli Bibiena.
In spring and summer, the park lends its atmospheric setting to cultural shows and performances.
Telephone: 0039 051 752838
- Nature & Oasis
c/o Villa Edvige Garagnani
Address: Via Masini, 11 - 40069 Zola Predosa (Bo)
Tel: 0039 051 752838 Fax: 0039 051 752472
Orari di apertura:
lunedì, martedì, mercoledì 9.00 - 13.00 / 14.00 - 18.00
venerdì 13.00 - 19.00
giovedì e sabato 9.00 - 14.00
Chiusura settimanale: domenica