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Drainage Multimedia Museum

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

Information

Via Argine Cisa, 62 - 42022 Boretto
Telefono -  Phone 0039 0522 443251; 0039 335 5335139 - Consorzio di Bonifica dell'Emilia Centrale
Email info@ilpaesaggiodellabonifica.it
Sito web - Website Drainage Multimedia Museum
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Facebook Mab - Water Museums of Boretto

Opening times

From June 21, 2020
Sunday and holidays
3.30 - 6.30 p.m. (except bad weather); other days upon reservation (phone 0039.335.5335139).

During the opening days of the Museum the navigation on the Po Tiver is possible aboard the motor vessel Padus with start from San Marco jetty (Lido Po Boretto). The navigation lasts about one hour.

During the opening days of the Museum the navigation on the Po River is possible aboard the motor vessel Padus with start from Boretto Tourist Port at 4.00 p.m. The navigation lasts about one hour and costs about Euros 10.00 / 15.00.

Prices

€ 2.00 (free for children under 10)

How to get there

Boretto

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 train
From Reggio Emilia: “Tper” local train service from Reggio Emilia to Guastalla.
State railway service on the Parma Suzzara line.

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.

By river
From Mantua: at the “Laghi” dock.
From Cremona: from the “Porto Fluviale” (River port)

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.