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Museum of Natural History

The ‘Museo civico di Storia naturale di Morbegno’ housed in a 18th century building in the historical centre of the town, has the largest natural history collection of local specimens in the Province of Sondrio, located in the Central Alps of the Region of Lombardy, Italy: Rocks and Minerals, Fossils, Herbarium, Insects, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, Permanent exhibitions occupy two floors of the Museum and are divided into two sections: Earth Sciences and Fauna. On the round floor, the Earth Sciences section is spread over three rooms, where 24 separate displays guide visitors through the most significant morphological and geological aspects of the Province of Sondrio. Here, 80 examples of rocks and more than 200 minerals are grouped according to age and/or transformation type. The Fauna section is divided between the first and second floors, beginning with the Amphibians and Reptiles, bird displays, and large dioramas of natural ecosystems, such as riparian habitats, deciduous and coniferous forests, and alpine tundra, where representative species of the rich local bird and mammal fauna can be appreciated. The exhibition ends with an attractive room dedicated to the insects, with recently installed, custom-designed panels. Address: Via Cortivacci, 2 Tel: +39 0342 612451