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Museum
Museo di Storia Naturale, Sezione di Geologia e Paleontologia
Museo di Storia Naturale, Sezione di Geologia e Paleontologia


Through a particular outfitting, the Museum illustrates the history of palaeontology in Italy and the story of Life on Earth. A ion of fossil invertebrates from the various geological eras ranges from the stromatolites of the Precambrian era (700 million years ago) to Pliocene molluscs. An impressive collection of fossil skeletons of mammals from Tuscany makes for a fascinating visit to the main gallery. Then come the Proboscides – including a mastodon, with long tusks and a squat body and an adult specimen four metres high (nicknamed "Pietro"), both from the Upper Valley of the Arno. The hominid Oreopithecus bambolii, a Miocene primate (8–9 million years ago) endemic to Tuscany's Maremma area, is the only example in the entire world.
 
 
 
Timetable

Open From 09:00 To 17:00
Closed Monday
Notes:The last entry is half an hour before closing time