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Palaeontological Museum 'Luigi Boldrini' in Pietrafitta

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The Palaeontological Museum of Pietrafitta, in Piegaro, houses fossils found in the basin surrounding the upper valley of the Nestore river.

The museum is named after Luigi Boldrini who, in the 1960s, systematically and continuously inspecting the excavations of lignite for the power supply of the 'Città di Roma' thermoelectric power station in the area, as an assistant mine foreman, began to build up the first palaeontological collection of what today, with the work of the University of Perugia and the Umbrian Museums Department, is considered a flagship of national palaeontology.

Once upon a time there were plants, fish, reptiles, birds and mammals

The collection of fossil remains from the Quaternary lignites of Pietrafitta consists of several thousand specimens and has become one of the most important collections of its kind currently known in Europe.

There are 36 species of plants identified through fruits and seeds, 11 through pollen, 5 species of freshwater molluscs, but mainly vertebrates, which make the site scientifically relevant.

The area has been home to the well-known mammoth, the museum's attraction, as well as rhinoceroses, deer, bison, cheetahs, bears, beavers, beavers, roosters, giant frogs, tortoises... and of all these species, the museum houses fossil specimens.


Via Papa Giovanni XXIII, 06066 Pietrafitta (PG)

Opening days

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

Opening hours

9.00 - 12.30

Prices and ticket office

4 euro full price

2 euro reduced

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