Museo dei Fossili di Besano

 The museum of fossils of Besano exposes a significant part of the exceptional findings discovered on the territory. It is a window into the distant past of 240 million years ago when creatures lived in the warm waters of a tropical sea and that today we can admire perfectly preserved in the rooms: gorgeous and bizarre-looking ammonites, fish and reptiles. Among the reptiles stands out the huge Besanosaurus, almost a 6 feet long ichthyosaur which preserves in the abdomen well 4 embryos. Also guest of the museum is the Saltriosauro which is considered the only fossils of a large carnivorous dinosaur in Italy.

Museum of Fossils of Besano

Via Prestini 5 
21050 Besano (VA)
+ 39. 3337849836


Tuesday, Saturday
2.00 pm - 5.30 pm
10.30 am - 5.30 pm


Openings by reservation on any day and time



Adults € 4,5

Reduced € 3,0 (students and groups)


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Museo dei Fossili di Besano