Ornithological Museum of Marostica
A short walk from the Upper Castle of Marostica, the Ornithological Museum is dedicated to the breeding birds of the province of Vicenza and to the art of falconry. In a spectacular natural amphitheatre, on the backdrop of the Venetian Pre-Alps, flight demonstrations of these majestic animals take place, with theme days and trips to discover the world of birds.
The Ornithological Museum of Marostica was created to meet the demand of an increasing number of people wanting to learn about ornithology and in particular about the native fauna of Vicenza.
The permanent exhibition of the Museum consists of 149 species of birds nesting in the Province of Vicenza, a part of the wonderful "Massimino Dalla Riva Collection", which includes more than 1,500 well-preserved specimens, ranked one of the finest collections in Europe.
The Visitors Centre provides all information in terms of visits and activities, and provides a hall with video projections, as well as a beautiful natural amphitheatre located in the shadow of the Upper Castle, with panoramic views of the plains and the Veneto's Pre-Alps, where we witness flight demonstrations with birds of prey, and where workshops, theme nights, days with a falconer, falconry courses and educational tours are held outdoors.