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NatuRa - "Alfredo Brandolini" Natural Science Museum

The NatuRa Museum, also known as "Alfredo Brandolini" Natural Science Museum of Ravenna (Museo Ravennate di Scienze Naturali "Alfredo Brandolini"), is located in the village of Sant’Alberto, just a few kilometres away from Ravenna, close to the Po Delta Park. It is housed inside a historic building called Palazzone, once used as a tavern for travellers, traders, and pilgrims.

The Museum contains a valuable ornithological collection donated by naturalist Alfredo Brandolini in the early 20th century and many other finds donated over the years. It also includes a collection of shells of the Adriatic Sea, typical of the Romagna coast, and both local and exotic specimens of reptiles and mammals.

The Museum houses one of the Visitor Centres of the Po Delta Park (“San Vitale Pinewood and Pialasse of Ravenna” station). The station is an information and documentation point for visitors, as well as a starting point for hikes, rides or trips by electric minibus. It is possible to make both free and guided visits to the Museum and excursions in the Park.


Opening hours

From 1st January to 30th June and from 1st September to 31st December
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays:
 9.30am - 1pm
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 9.30am - 1pm / 2pm - 6pm

Closing days

The NatuRa Museum is closed on Mondays, on 15th August, on 25th and 26th December, on 1st, 15th and 16th January

Entrance fee

Ticket price: 3€ 
Concession: 2€*
Free admission: disabled people, pre-school-age children, group couriers, journalists. Free entry for citizens of Sant'Alberto on Thursdays and Fridays

* The concession applies to: elderly people over 65 years; school-age children and adolescents; conscientious objectors; associations with special agreements; paying groups of 15 people minimum


Fully accessible to disabled people - wheelchair ramp at the entrance and lifts

How to get there

The museum is located in the city centre of Sant'Alberto, 15 km away from Ravenna. Bus park behind the building. Bus routes: n° 140-141-144

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Last modified date: 03/12/2018


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