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GIUSEPPE CORTESI GEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

Via Sforza Caolzio presso l'Ospedale Santo Spirito, 29014
Description
Its in Santo Spirito Hospital.The museum aims to show organically and didactically the palaeontological remains found in the marine sediments outcropped in this area.The museum activity is addressed mainly to students, thanks to a didactic path developping in the three rooms.The 1st ROOM offers an introduction to paleontology, showing meaningful fossiles of the various geological periods, coming from any part of the world .The 2nd ROOM is dedicated to the fossiles of the local Pliocene, with remains of cetaceans (whales). The 3rd ROOM contains remains of Quaternary fauna and vertebrates. Recently, the Museum was recognised as Museo di Qualit√† (Quality Museum) by Emilia Romagna region from Istituto per i Beni Artistici, Culturali e Naturali. 
The visit to the Museum can be accompanied by other activities such as excursions on the river banks, to the badlands, but also watch documentaries in the dedicated rooms in the Museum. There is also a guided path created for partially-sighted people, where they can touch copies of fossils from the Museum to study their shape. 
Telephone
+39.0523.803215
Email
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Weekday
From November to February, and from June to August: visits upon booking to the tourist point. From March to May, and September-October: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm, and from 3 to 5 pm
Holiday time
10.00 am -1.00 pm and 3.00 - 5.00 pm
Closed
Monday
Entrance fee
Euro 3.50
Discount
Euro 2,50 (children under 12, adults over 65, soldiers, groups of more than 25 people, teachers visiting
Free
Children below 6 years of age, disabled, accredited journalists
How to get there
In the upper part of the village, with wide parking in Council Square, or in the village lower part.Accessible to the disabled.
Disabled access
Accessible, with dedicated flights and lifts.
Information Office
Last update
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
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