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"The Chalks and the River" Visitors' Centre - STAI - Redazione Turismo Area Imolese - Provincia di Bologna
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Official Tourist Information Site of Imola's Area

"The Chalks and the River" Visitors' Centre


The centre is housed in the Baronial Palace, formerly the residence of the Altemps, which has been recently restored after the ravages of the war.

It was founded on 9th May 1998 thanks to a project financed by the community. It contains theme exhibitions, workshops to carry out information, educational and tourist activities linked to the Regional Park of the Chalk Vein.

Collections are arranged into 4 exhibition halls: "The Santerno Valley", "What's chalk?", "Chalk and Mankind", "The Environment of the Chalk Vein".
There are also a multifunctional conference hall, a visitor’s reception (on the ground floor) and a small botanical garden with an educational path on the outside. You can also take part in guided visits, workshops and excursions (by request).


Address: Piazza Andrea Costa - 40021 Borgo Tossignano (BO)

Opening hours: Sunday from 2.30 to 6.00 pm

Closing days: from Monday to Saturday.

How to get there

How to get to Borgo Tossignano.


Info on the tourist location

Tel.: +39 0542 628143

Fax: +39 0542 628143



Last update: 04-09-2012