Fossils Museum of Priabona
Piazzale della Chiesa, Priabona di Monte di Malo
Tel. 0445 602413
Scholars and lovers of palaeontology find in Monte di Malo a unique case of bedrock rich in fossils, the "Priabonian Stratotype" (so named after the town of Priabona), formed in the upper Eocene period, between 38 and 34 million years ago. A little gem of nature and science for visitors from around the world.
The area of Monte di Malo is characterized by very interesting geo-paleontological aspects, first of all the "Priabonian Stratotype". It is a succession of rock layers, which represent the time interval of the upper Eocene.
A small museum was born in 1990 around its fame, which later developed to become the current palaeontological museum of Priabona with the hall of Fossils (the Priabonian), the hall of Quaternary and the hall of the Fossil Fish Teeth.
Fossils discovered in the area designate in the museum a chronological path, which introduces the viewers to the fascinating world of palaeontology.
Guided tours discussing geology, palaeontology, karst, Tertiary volcanism, prehistory and history, art, religion, myths, legends and interesting facts allow you to rediscover the extraordinary richness of local area.