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Visit to the Opificio delle Acque (Water Factory of Bologna) and the photo exhibition “Hidden Canals in Bologna in the twentieth century”
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The tours at the Opificio delle Acque will take place again in September.

Discover the Opificio delle Acque (Watersworks), the city's hydraulic network regulation point and home of Canali di Bologna. You will visit the photographic exhibition "Hidden Canals in Bologna in the Twentieth Century," see a large hydraulic wheel and learn about the history of the building that was founded in the seventeenth century as a tannery and is now an educational-documentary center.

Itinerary Overview: Opificio delle Acque - underground chamber of the Opificio with the remains of the former hydroelectric power station, reconstruction of the water wheel, photographic exhibition Canali Nascosti (Hidden Canals), canal room and scale model of the old leather mill.

Full price: € 8.00 p/person
Reduced price: € 5.00 p/person (children 6-12 y.o., Card Cultura holders)
Free: under 6

Meeting point:
Opificio delle Acque,
Via Monaldo Calari n. 15, Bologna

Cancellation policy:
Cancellation with refund or amendment of the reservation possible up to 24 hours before the scheduled start of the activity.

Rules to be respected:
The meetup is always 10 minutes before the visit starts.
Meeting point is at the entrance of the Opificio delle Acque, Via Monaldo Calari n. 15, Bologna.
Do not consume food or drink inside, pets not allowed.

Tourist services selling is managed by
Bologna Welcome Incoming Travel Agency


  • Discover the centuries-old connection between the city of Bologna and its waterways
  • Visit the Opificio idraulico built astride the Reno Canal, and enjoy an open-air view of the canal from a rare vantage point
  •  See for yourself the city's transformation over the centuries through its waterways
  • BUrban Green


  • Saturday April 27th at 3:00 pm
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* the service will be carried out by a single guide in both languages
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