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Official Tourist Information Site of Imola's Area

Gabella toll tower


The toll tower was erected in 1750 by order of Pope Benedetto XIV near the wooden bridge over the Santerno river.

The tower was once used to accommodate the collectors of the toll required to cross the bridge. 
It is a two-tier building with four corner small towers. On its façade there are a marble epigraph celebrating Benedetto XIV and a bell-shaped niche, which used to house a votive terracotta plate. The plate was restored and it is now conserved at Imola's Municipal Picture Gallery.


Address: Via Pisacane - 40026 Imola (BO)

Opening hours: always open

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This tower is slightly hidden on the left side of the Ponte Vecchio - the bridge which crosses the Santerno - River and leads towards Faenza.

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The tower is a private home.

Info on the Tourist location

IAT - Tourist Information Office Municipality of Imola

Galleria Centro Cittadino

via Emilia 135 - 40026 Imola (BO)

Tel: +39 0542 602207; Fax: +39 0542 602141


Opening times: Monday to Friday 8.30am-1.00pm; Tuesday also 3.00pm-6.00pm;

Saturday 8.30am-12.30am
Late night openings on Sundays and holidays during major events in the city.


Last update: 20-09-2012