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The Ecomuseum of Drainage of Lagosanto

The new ecomuseum comprises the Documentation Centre of the mechanical drainage, the House of Memory and the Herbarium of Lagosanto.      
At the end of the 19th century over 12,000 hectares of salty water in the valley were drained and then cultivated, thanks to the design and construction of a powerful pumping station built in Marozzo di Lagosanto -by the drainage consortium of the 2nd neighbourhood (Consorzio di Bonifica del 2° Circondario)-, and to a vast network of channels. After over 115 years of uninterrupted activity, the plant was replaced in 1986 with a new state-of-the-art pumping station. The old plant was thus turned into the House of Memory - Documentation Centre of the mechanical drainage which, through everyday stories and objects, retraces more than one hundred years of history of land reappropriation in the province of Ferrara.

Strada Provinciale per Codigoro – Loc. Marozzo Lagosanto (Fe)
Tel. + 39 0533 993176

Opening hours: April, May, June, September and October Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 9.30 am - 12.30 pm / 3 - 6 pm. 

Upon reservation, the centre can be visited also during the week for groups and schools. Free guided tours at 10 am and 4 pm.


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