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loc. Pradello,
Bettola is supposed to be Christopher Columbus's native town:according to the tradition his house is in Pradello: it's a characteristic medieval tower house. Tower houses are typical constructions in mountain areas:they look like towers, with small rooms one over the other, and they are made of stone. This house hosts a small museum dedicated to Columbus, open upon reservation. The room on the ground floor displays a collection of documents witnessing the presence of the Columbus family in the area. 

Colombo's Tower can be visited upon reservation. To book your visit please call +39.328.8714929 or send an e-mail to Nuovo Comitato di Pradello at, indicating your telephone number for further information on the visit.

Comune di Bettola +39.0523.911710
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How to get there

The tower house is in the centre of the village. Not accessible with cars, it is recommended to park on the side of the road.

Disabled access
not accessible to disabled people.
Information Office
Last update
Tuesday, 07 March 2017
News and information edited by the Tourist Information Office of the Municipalities of Bobbio, Borgonovo V.T., Castell'Arquato, Piacenza and Vigolzone