As part of the cycle of guided tours Rediscovering ancient Bologna, Thursday 3 September 2020 at 7.00 pm the Museum of Industrial Heritage of Bologna (via della Beverara 123) offers the thematic visit When Bologna lived on water.
The study of archival documents and iconographic sources has made it possible to reconstruct and visualize the history, still in some respects unknown, of when Bologna lived on the water with videos, interactive stations, models and functioning models. In fact, the construction of a complex artificial hydraulic system, now largely hidden, dates back to the end of the 12th century, consisting of locks, canals and sewers that distributed the water in the city network, allowing the use of water as a source of energy for the operation of numerous factories.
Among these, the “Bolognese” silk mill stands out, one of the highest expressions of pre-industrial technology, used for twisting the silk thread with which the veil could be obtained.
This product, widely marketed through the Navile canal and often reproduced in Western iconography, made Bologna famous throughout Europe until the end of the 18th century.
Cost: free visit with museum ticket (full € 5 | reduced € 3)
For information: tel. 051 6356611
Reservations: it is possible to send the reservation request up to 13.00 the day before the activity, by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicating name and surname, number of participants and a reference telephone number. Reservation confirmation will be given by email.
The routes will be activated only when 10 participants are reached.