Bolca Fossil Museum
Among the many reasons to visit our territory and among the many attractions offered the Bolca Fossil Museum is perhaps the one that leaves the most surprised visitor. Because in a territory famous mainly for food and wine riches you do not expect to find a museum that contains fossils and artifacts dating back more than 50 million years.
The Cerato family has been storing and storing more than 1,500 fossils of fish and plants admired by researchers around the world for more than 300 years. It sounds hard to think but over 50 million years ago this was a coastal area! The plant species found, over 270, include tropical plants, algae, palm trees.
Near the museum you can reach the Pesciara, one of the richest and most important fossil deposits in the world, containing plants and fish that reveal the unsuspected marine past of this territory. The fascinating visit will make you understand how the extraction of a fossil takes place, trying for yourself the search for one of them.
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