Undergrounds of Bologna: Conserva di Valverde - bolognawelcome

Undergrounds of Bologna: Conserva di Valverde

From EUR 10

Would you like to know where the water for the Fountain of Neptune come from? This tour is for you! 

The Valverde Cistern, mistakenly called “Mario’s Baths”, is a cistern of renaissance period (1563) designed and built by the palermitan architect Tommaso Laureti. It was made for supplying water to the Fountain of Neptune. 

The cistern’s structure consists of a main room, a secondary room and some tunnels.
The guided tour takes place most of all in the main room, in which there’s an octagonal cistern and eight small tanks for the water decanting system. Above the cistern, there’s a wide dome with a central Oculus.

During the visit, it will be possible to explore all the viable tunnels. In one of these tunnels, there’s a particularity: an aeration chimney completely covered by secular calcareous incrustations.

In the secondary room, it will be possible to appreciate a second smaller cistern, called the “Conservetta”.

IMPORTANT INFO

WHEN
Every Friday (from 26 January to 28 December 2018)

TIMES
6pm

LENGTH
1 hour

LANGUAGE
Italian/English 

MEETING POINT
Via Bagni di Mario 10

RATE:
Full price: € 10 per person
Reduced: € 5  for children aged 10 to 18
Free: for children aged 6 to 10  (booking required)
The tour is not suitable for children under the age of 6.

NOTES:
Number of visitors : min 1 - max 15
It's suggested not to wear high heels

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Reservation is compulsory. If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Highlights

Guided tour with an expert local guide

Discover the hydraulic curiosities of the city

Visit one of the places that made Bologna the city of water

Route

  1. Bologna