Minerals and Fossils Museum – Schilpario

Minerals and Fossils Museum – Schilpario

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As always happens, cultural enrichment opportunities start from the passion of the individual.

The beautiful collection of the Minerals and Fossils Museums is no exception. Located on the basement floor of the Hotel S. Marco in Pradella, it can be freely visited and admired.

Antonio Pizio is the passionate creator of this exhibition and the guardian of its conservation.

Years of walking, especially in caves and mines, have led to the discovery of multi-coloured ancient stones and fossils that have now found their home in shining glass cabinets.


Finding them must not have been simple. To find minerals you must not count steps and hours of research.

Year after year, however, the collection, which obtained official recognition from the Orobie Park and the support of the local Mountain Community, has expanded. It now has over 2000 pieces.

The collection is a real attraction for the Scalve Valley and every year, in addition to individual visitors, it opens its doors to schoolchildren and reaches 2000 visitors.

The rocks with all their unexpected colours are fascinating especially paired with Antonio Pizio’s ability to tell their story, starting from news related to their discovery, which occurred mainly in the caves of Schilpario and Presolana.

Some of the more significant pieces include aragonite formations that, found in Schilpario, are unique for their rarity and beauty.

As well as the tourmalines from Adamello or the fluorites recovered in the Zogno extractive tunnels.

In the fossil section, there is a particularly extraordinary nautiloid that dates back over 240 million years.

An inanimate world that is always able to fascinate and amaze those who have the opportunity to observe it closely... a world made of rocks that can create wonder and astonishment.

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As always happens, cultural enrichment opportunities start from the passion of the individual.

The beautiful collection of the Minerals and Fossils Museums is no exception. Located on the basement floor of the Hotel S. Marco in Pradella, it can be freely visited and admired.

Antonio Pizio is the passionate creator of this exhibition and the guardian of its conservation.

Years of walking, especially in caves and mines, have led to the discovery of multi-coloured ancient stones and fossils that have now found their home in shining glass cabinets.


Finding them must not have been simple. To find minerals you must not count steps and hours of research.

Year after year, however, the collection, which obtained official recognition from the Orobie Park and the support of the local Mountain Community, has expanded. It now has over 2000 pieces.

The collection is a real attraction for the Scalve Valley and every year, in addition to individual visitors, it opens its doors to schoolchildren and reaches 2000 visitors.

The rocks with all their unexpected colours are fascinating especially paired with Antonio Pizio’s ability to tell their story, starting from news related to their discovery, which occurred mainly in the caves of Schilpario and Presolana.

Some of the more significant pieces include aragonite formations that, found in Schilpario, are unique for their rarity and beauty.

As well as the tourmalines from Adamello or the fluorites recovered in the Zogno extractive tunnels.

In the fossil section, there is a particularly extraordinary nautiloid that dates back over 240 million years.

An inanimate world that is always able to fascinate and amaze those who have the opportunity to observe it closely... a world made of rocks that can create wonder and astonishment.

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