semiruralihaus
semiruralihaus

Semi-Rural House

In Bolzano, one of the few preserved Semi-Rural Houses tells about the life of the town in the 1930s

At the end of the 1930s, the provincial capital of Bolzano was characterised by large industrial enterprises and the immigration policy of the fascist regime. In order to encourage the immigration of workers and to reverse the numerical balance between the German- and Italian-speaking population in the former Austrian South Tyrol, hundreds of small houses with vegetable gardens were built for the workers in the outskirts: the so-called Semi-Rural Houses.

One of the few remaining buildings can still be found today in the Via Bari road in the Don Bosco district. Most of them were demolished in the 1980s to build larger condominiums and apartment buildings. Already at that time, many former residents expressed the wish to document the origin and development of the Semi-Rural Quarter and to keep the memory of it alive. This was based on five years of research and studies by the working group "Per un museo nelle Semirurali". Since 2015, the small Semi-Rural House has been home to an exhibition course.

On the ground floor, an audio installation tells about daily life in the quarter, the space is equipped with original furniture. On the 1st floor there are several subject areas with photos, films, maps and models. Nearby there is also the memorial "Passage of Remembrance" of the Bolzano Transit Camp, which was in operation from 1944 to 1945. And how to reach the house? The best way to reach it is by public transport. The bus no. 3 stops at the adjacent Semi-Rural Park in Via Bari.

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Opening times

  • Sat 25 May 14:30 - 17:30
  • Sun 26 May closed
  • Mon 27 May closed
  • Tue 28 May closed
  • Wed 29 May closed
  • Thu 30 May closed
  • Fri 31 May closed

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Spring 2024 (23/03/2024 - 01/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 14:30 - 17:30
  • Sun closed

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) closed

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) closed

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) closed

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) closed

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) closed

Summer 2024 (08/06/2024 - 07/09/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 14:30 - 17:30
  • Sun closed

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) closed

Autumn 2024 (14/09/2024 - 30/11/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 14:30 - 17:30
  • Sun closed

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) closed

Admission

free admission

More information

Free guided tours in English, Italian, German, French language for groups of 6 and more persons on reservation: prenotazionimusei@comune.bolzano.it or by calling +39 0471 095474 (at least 24 hours prior, the phone is not answered on Mondays).

The house is open on Saturdays all year round, for groups of min. 6 persons accessible every day.

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