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Museo Paleontologico Territoriale dell'Astigiano, Asti
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  • I visited with family this museum. Nice, clean, quiet, very interesting and full of unique exhibits. sharks, whales and dolphins of a sea that no longer exists. enriched by presentation of the Museum staff who kindly is provided as a guide to the explanation of the cases. very much recommended. soon will be transferred to the dungeons where you will find an exhibition space even more. to enrich your visit there is a temporary exhibition of Big and small and personable.
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  • the paleontological museum, first crammed into a room in the baptistery of St. Peter, was for some years moved to the complex of michelerio, in corso torino-opposite the cinema nuovo splendor-. It is not yet definitive staging but once in a while something is added and recently has been opened the large room in the basement, disconnected from the rest of the Museum but still accessible from the courtyard. you log on entering the courtyard and going down. on the right is the entrance to the show. is on two floors. the space is small but it is well managed. in wooden loft upstairs are left the showcases with short bullet points and very basic that revolve around the concept of fossil. What are fossils, fossilization processes as they occur, with several examples, what is, what is stratigraphy, Paleoecology and then move on to what happened in the area of Asti in the ages of the miocene, pliocene and messinian. Basically it was the era when there was the sea, which was slowly withdrawn to give way to the hills of the Langhe and Monferrato. and it is from these hills that have emerged the exhibits displayed in the Windows. There are shells, imprints of leaves, fake fossils, teeth of various species of shark, teeth and bones of mastodons. next to the exhibits you can see photos and some tables and graphs with the names of geological eras and little else. on the right of the scale there are two display cases with other fossils and 4 short panels that explain many geo-sites that can be visited by appointment around asti. next door was rebuilt the dentition using teeth found in Monferrato of what was once the largest shark ever lived on Earth, now extinct. the ground floor is exposed the skeleton of a blue whale found in 50 years and the remains of vertebrae and other bones of two dolphins and a whale, lived about 2 million years ago. each showcase is accompanied by a brief Panel that explains what it is. Although only a fraction of that in the possession of the Museum is still a very nice layout, with proper lighting and staff can provide explanations where necessary. coming and going towards the entrance gate you can go down to the basement where he currently and until January 8 artist's exhibition is visible Asti George Grosso. It's about 45 sculptures made with various materials: glass, sand, waste plastics recovered at some factories, plexiglass. the artist assembles these materials giving it sometimes forms fantastic, abstract, sometimes more realistic. some seem monstrous creatures, more fish, more dinosaurs, more are human figures running, dancing, etc.. one is made with sheet of commemorative plaques. most are colorful! near each there is a very short sentence that introduces and gives a sense to the opera. When I went there was the artist's wife-and then came too-so I could enjoy a mini guided very useful for understanding the works. the Lady is really nice. the coolest is perhaps the Acrobat, a woman suspended from a circle. all transparent. on the walls you can still see 37 pictures of previous exhibition here set out. depict molluscs, seaweed and shells. the section dedicated to fish has been removed. at the back of the room then ... the wonder. a very large aquarium with blue light where they swim several species of tropical fish. You can see clown fish, surgeon fish, blue fish, a spectacular yellow and white fish with curious eyes of a blue phosphorescent, and several others. There's even a starfish! have plenty of room and on the bottom there are several algae and corals so I think that the environment is suitable for their lives. the visit is highly recommended both for the Museum for the exhibition. and of course for this wonder Aquarium! is open Monday through Thursday from 10 to 16 and Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 13 and from 15 to 18. in the summer time becomes from 16 to 19. closed on Fridays. It costs 3 €, free with your subscription museums. you visit quietly in an hour and a quarter, if you read everything, including the visit to the exhibition. even less if no one is there to explain the works. the Museum also organizes various activities for schools: workshops, outings in the geo-websites, etc.
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  • It was hard, before the visit to the Museum of palaeontology, believe that Asti had (been) a city bathed by the sea. What about the fossils (skeletons of whales, whales, dolphins, shells) show that the Adriatic Sea millions of years ago, she skimmed across the Piedmont. Interesting itinerary to go with a qualified expert (the guideline assistance Welcome Piedmont was key), well-organized Museum.
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  • Fabulous staff, real fans that have made us a guided tour of over an hour from dozens of exhibits explain clearly and following a logical thread which also affected children. They are working to expand ... Loved it!
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  • Congratulations to the boys who take care of the Museum. Very good! Especially against children! Bravi bravi!
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  • In interesting insight into history paleontogica of Asti
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  • Interesting finds with passionate guides that take you on a journey into prehistory. astigiana broadcasting professionalism and enthusiasm
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