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Drainage Multimedia Museum

The idrovora (huge dewatering plant) opens to the public, showing its mechanisms in this Museum

Address and contacts

Via Argine Cisa, 62 - 42022 Boretto
+39 0522.443251 - Consorzio di Bonifica dell'Emilia Centrale
Museo Multimediale della Bonifica
Museums of Boretto


Opening times

In July and August the Museum is open on previous phone arrangement only.

From April to September
Sunday and holidays: 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 and 3.30 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.

It's possible to arrange visits also on week days, booking in advance. For groups and schools reservation is preferred.

Entrance fees

Symbolic donation of 1 Euro

How to get there

By car:
From Reggio Emilia: 30 kilometres along the Provincial Road 358.
From the A1 Milan to Bologna motorway: leave the motorway at the Reggio Emilia exit and follow signs to Castelnuovo Sotto for 30 kilometers.
From the A22 Modena to Brennero Motorway: leave the motorway at the Reggiolo exit and follow signs to Guastalla for 25 kilometers.
By river:
from Mantua – at the “Laghi” dock.
From Cremona: from the “Porto Fluviale” (River port)
By train:
From Parma : station on the Parma Suzzara line (TPER service).
By coach:
from Reggio Emilia SETA service from Reggio Emilia to Boretto with branch service to Viadana (Mantua).
From Viadana take the coach service running between Mantua and Parma.

Historical notes

The Museum is inside a plant called "chiavica" contains pumps aimed to take water from Po river, to pour it on the surrounding lands. It was biult at the end of the twenties of 1900, and is a typical example of Fascist architecture: impressive-looking and solemn, stands out with its almost 20 meters high structure. upon the wide flatland.

At the Museum begins the long route "The Landscape of Reclamation", a trail for nature, cultural, media and social responsible tourism.