Natural Heritage since 2003/2010 (extension)


A sea of memories

Mountains that rise like pyramids, a lake that stretches its deep blue arms and picturesque villages: the stunning beauty of Monte San Giorgio’s countryside is reason enough to be listed as UNESCO World Heritage property. Its uniqueness, however, stems from its hidden treasure – fossils dating back 240 million years. Back then Monte San Giorgio’s rocks formed a marine lagoon in a sub- tropical region. Today, the fossil museum in Meride offers exciting insights into this mysterious world.

  • World Heritage Days

    When:    Sunday, 11.06.2017

    What:     Free entry to the Fossils Museum in Meride

                    Children activity to discover the fossils "Impariamo a
                    conoscere i fossili e le rocce" from 2pm to 5pm
                    Film projection of theatrical performance "Museo a                 sorpresa" at 10.30 am and 2.30 pm (duration: 40                                 minutes)

    Where:   Fossil Museum of the Monte San Giorgio in Meride

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