• Unesco Sites

Monte San Giorgio

Timbre Siti Unesco Here you can stamp
your passport
SITI UNESCO #inLombardia
Where
Provincia di Varese - Svizzera
Contacts
Infopoint
Infopoint Varese
Piazza Monte Grappa, 5, Varese
+39 0332281913

Monte San Giorgio sits in the middle of Italy and Switzerland. The Italian side of Monte San Giorgio became part of Unesco's World Heritage Sites in 2010 while the Swiss half has been since 2003.

There are ten Unesco Sites in Lombardy, people who love to visit mountains and amateur geologists will appreciate the rich history this territory holds, plenty of evidences of past eras.

This elevation is located between Pavese and Canton Ticino, surrounded by the southern fronts of Lake Lugano, reaching an altitude of 1097 meters.

Early excavations made in the 1800s by paleontologists from both countries unearthed exceptionally preserved fossils that dated back to 200 million years ago. Although some internationally famous grounds allow visitors to watch only one shell rock level and consequently the animal species trapped in it, here they can see  up to 5 different levels and follow the evolution of certain lifeforms along several ages.

Such findings include invertebrates, reptiles, fish and plants, exhibited at the dedicated Museums of Meride and Bessano, plus a geo-paleontological trail that leads enthusiasts to numerous excavation spots. 

You can also practice trekking in one of many paths, available for amateurs and experts, or admire the Alpine landscape and the plains of Lombardy at the top.


Opening hours

Il Museo dei fossili di Besano si trova in:
Via Prestini 5, 21050 Besano (VA)
museo@comune.besano.va.it
+ 39 333 7849836

Orario di apertura: il martedì e il sabato dalle 14.00 alle 17.30, la domenica con orario continuato dalle 10.30 alle 17.30. Negli altri giorni ed orari su prenotazione.

Il biglietto d’ingresso è: Intero € 4,50 - Ridotto studenti e gruppi (superiori alle 15 persone) € 3,00

Info: museo@comune.besano.va.it; FB: @museofossiliBesano; 333 7849836
Per le info sul Museo dei fossili di Meride visita il sito

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Per maggiori infomazioni sul Monte San Giorgio, visita anche il sito Unesco

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