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Monte di Malo

Priaboniano Fossils Museum

the museum

Scholars and lovers of palaeontology find in Monte di Malo a unique case of bedrock rich in fossils, the "Priabonian Stratotype" (so named after the town of Priabona), formed in the upper Eocene period, between 38 and 34 million years ago. A little gem of nature and science for visitors from around the world. more

the visit

The collection is well adapted to a didactic approach, thanks to its chronological route and the presence of tools, such as micro-camera, allowing the observation of small fossils. The main hall houses an important collection of fossils found in Priabona of Monte di Malo, a location very significant from the geological more


Year 1990 marked the centenary since the classification of the Priabonian Stratotype. On that occasion, the Priabonian "Hall of fossils" was set up. At the end of the 1800s geologists from Paris, Ernest Munier-Chalmas and Albert De Lapparent, defined the Priabonian Stratotype, named after the town of Priabona, where the upper more


First Sunday of the month: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Other days by appointment only.
Closed at Christmas, New Year, Easter and August Bank Holiday (15 of August)



Free admission

visite guidate

Guided tours and excursions of the territory

By appointment only.



Tel. +39 0445 602413 (Renato Gasparella)
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