Museum History Gallery

The Museum of River Navigation in Battaglia Termeprovides a real and true journey to the lost world and culture of the barcari , a world which is strictly bound to the identity and history of Battaglia Terme and its surroundings.

Thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of a number of ex-boatmen who, starting in 1979, began gathering together numerous exhibits and invaluable documentation, and the permission to use the former public slaughterhouse as the museum’s home, this key and previously-unexplored aspect of the history of the Veneto and Po Valley regions is now accessible to all.