The first submarine built in Italy
after WWII.

ENRICO TOTI SUBMARINE S-506

The Enrico Toti was the first submarine built in Italy after WWII.
The Toti submarine class includes three other twin boats: Attilio Bagnolini (S-505), Enrico Dandolo (S-513), and Lazzaro Mocenigo (S-514). Their construction responds to the need of the North Atlantic Treaty to monitor - during the years of the Cold War - the arrival of the Soviet nuclear submarines in the Mediterranean.
The main task of S-506 was to identify and track the presence of submarines in transit through the Strait of Sicily.
For many years - thanks to its small size - it was one of the most difficult vessels to detect with electronic equipment such as sonar.
The construction of the Enrico Toti began in the Summer of 1965 at Italcantieri (now Fincantieri) in Monfalcone.
Launched on March 12, 1967, it was handed over to the Italian Navy in January 1968. In 1997 it made the last in-service trip, escorted by the new class of submarines Sauro.
Officially expelled in 1999, it was donated by the Navy to the Museum.

TECHNICAL DATA

Length 46,2 metres
Width 4,75 metres
Height 8.36 metres
Displacement 536 tons at surface - 593 underwater
Speed 9.6 knots at surface - 14 underwater
Propulsion 1 electric motor of 900 hp
2 diesel generators of 540 hp each
Crew 4 officers and 22 Sub-officers, Sub-chiefs and Seaman
Armament 4 torpedo tubes to 533 mm in the bow

ON BOARD
THE SUBMARINE

S-506 Enrico Toti Submarine displayed next to the Rail Transport Building.
You can buy a separate ticket to get on board with a guided tour (in Italian only).



OPENING HOURS

Guided tours take place every day from 10 am until 45 minutes before the Museum closing time.
Places are limited so, due to the large demand, we recommend to purchase tickets in advance.

TICKETS

  1. Direct purchase at Museum entrance
    You can purchase the ticket directly at the Museum entrance on the day of your visit during the Museum’s opening hours. Please remember that places are always subject to availability.
  2. On line ticket
    You can purchase your ticket on the Museum website.
    Presale fee: 2 €.
  3. Presales by telephone
    You can purchase your ticket by calling +39 (0)2 48555 330, which is active on Tuesday and Friday from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm.
    Please note that you will need to collect your ticket at least one hour before your scheduled guided tour. Tickets that are not collected within this timeframe will be made available for direct purchase at the admission desk.
    Presale fee: 2 €.

Groups (min. 10 – max 21 participants) must book 30 days before the date of their visit calling the number +39 (0)2 48555 330 from Tuesday to Friday from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm or sending an email to infototi@museoscienza.it specifying the required date and number of participants. (Tours also available in English)

Schools (max. 28 participants including students and educators) can book calling the number +39 (0)2 48555 558 from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 1pm and from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm. Each school tour lasts 2 hours and includes the visit on board the submarine and experimental activities. (Tours also available in English)

PRICES

Toti guided tours cannot be purchased independently of Museum admission tickets.

TICKET MUSEUM ONLY MUSEUM + GUIDED TOUR INSIDE THE SUBMARINE
AT ADMISSION DESK WITH PRESALE FEE
FULL PRICE € 10,00 € 18,00 € 20,00
REDUCED PRICE* € 7,50 € 15,50 € 17,50

* list of admissible reductions.


Prices for schools: admission 4,50 € per student + 130 € for the activities and guided tour on board.

INFORMATION AND BEHAVIOUR RULES

Each guided tour inside the Toti submarine hosts a maximum of 7 people.
There are external stair to access and to leave the submarine.
On the inside, the submarine has narrow passages and high steps.
Structural barriers inhibit the access of visitors on wheelchairs, visitors with mobility difficulties, visitors who feel uncomfortable in closed or small spaces.
For these same reasons we cannot allow on board:
- Children aged under 3;
- Children under 14 not accompanied by an adult.

Visually impaired visitors are welcome to visit the submarine, yet they are advised to contact infototi@museoscienza.it or +39 (0)2 48555 330 prior to their visit in order to allow Museum staff to prepare a suitable tour.
Tours start at the INFOTOTI desk located in the Air&Water Transport Building. Please make sure you are there with your purchased ticket 15 minutes before the beginning of your scheduled tour. Before entering the submarine read the behaviour guidelines explaining the rules that must be observed before, during and after the guided tour.

During the guided tour visitors must wear the safety helmet provided by the tour guide.

For more info please write to: infototi@museoscienza.it