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Cavaticcio hydroelectric plant

History and functions

In 1994 a hydroelectric power station was built in the heart of Bologna, taking advantage of the natural height difference of about 15 metres that the Reno canal shows near the intersection between Via Marconi and Via Riva di Reno, becoming the Cavaticcio canal.

The work was carried out by the Municipality of Bologna and is currently owned and managed by the Consorzio della Chiusa di Casalecchio e del Canale di Reno. Its maximum power is 1,890 kW.


Largo Caduti del Lavoro, Bologna.
By appointment for groups of at least 10 people or by registering for guided tours organised occasionally by Canali di Bologna (Subscribe to the newsletter).
Contribution of €6 per person, €3 for children aged 6 to 18, free for children under 6. Max 25 participants.
About 1 hour.
For info and reservations
+39 389.5950213 (Mon-Thu, 8.30-12.00 - Fri, 8.30-12.30).


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