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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 3rd September to 31st December
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9.30am - 1pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 9.30am - 1pm / 2pm - 6pm

From 1st July to 31st August
From Tuesday to Sunday: 9am - 1pm

Closing days

The NatuRa Museum is closed on Monday, except 17th and 24th April and 1st May

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: 05/04/2017


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