Saltara houses the Museum of Balì, placed inside the majestic eighteenth-century mansion of the Balì, a  picturesque location, scene of many historical events and surrounded by a large park with a large cypress avenue that leads to the entrance, the mansion is the seat of interactive science museum since 2004.
The Museum is complete of Observatory and Planetarium and addresses the various sciences: physics, astronomy, mathematics and statistics.
The museum is open to all, regardless of age, the common denominator has to be just curiosity and desire to learn, to discover and to let oneself get involved! All the visitors, completely autonomous, have access to 40 interactive stations, and the visit has a duration of about one hour.

The Museo of the Bali is located in San Martino, for information 0721 892390 or [email protected].
The museum is openon  Saturdays and Sundays from 18.30 to 23.30, with the exception of the first 3 weeks of August in which it remains open daily.
The entrance fee of the museum is € 5.00, or € 7.00 including museum and planetarium.


Nice borough where you can admire the historic centre and the charming Garibaldi Square: it hosts The “People’s Palace”, dating back to the 14th century, and its Clock Tower. The small town is rich of  alleis and passageways, it is proud of its panoramic viewpoints, palaces, churches and historic buildings.


As in every hinterland in Merche region, you can taste excellent specialities as local oil and wine, but only here you can taste a very rarity: the Angelic Pear, an ancient, rare and exquisite fruit saved by Serrungarina’s farmers: this is the only place where is cultivated this small and tasty fruit, used to prepare jams and cakes but also salted dishes and appetizers.

During the harvest, between the end of August and the beginning of September, a Feast of Angelic Pear takes place: here you can taste it and buy it in one of the food stands.

The town is so proud of its angelic pear that has a sculpture celebrating it at its entrance: a huge winged pear!

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