Visit to the Natural History Museum of Verona - July, 5

After the morning scientific session at the Museum of Natural History of Verona, we will enjoy a guided visit to the museum, located in the Pompei Palace in the historic centre of Verona. It is a monumental building designed by Michele Sanmicheli, a great Renaissance architect who actively worked in the whole area of the Venetian Republic. The building has undergone several restoration works, the most significant of which in the 1950s to repair war damages. The ashlar façade is an architectonic masterpiece; inside the building a few original elements are worth mentioning, such as the Baroque door of the family theatre, some paintings, the ceiling and the frescoes in the Conference Room.

The museum displays both naturalistic and historical collections, which are organized in four main sections: botany, geology, zoology and prehistory. Fossil finds, rocks and materials samples, vegetal and animal marks: every day are the object of study of schools, lovers and tourists.