Monte San Giorgio, Canton of Ticino

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Monte San Giorgio is a wooded mountain of the Lugano Prealps, overlooking Lake Lugano in Switzerland. It lies in the southern part of the canton of Ticino, between the municipalities of Brusino Arsizio, Riva San Vitale and Meride. Monte San Giorgio became a UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2003, because it "is the single best known record of marine life in the Triassic period, and records important remains of life on land as well." The Italian region west of Poncione d'Arzo was added as an extension to the World Heritage Site in 2010.In Meride is the Museum of fossils from Monte San Giorgio, designed by the Ticinese architect Mario Botta.
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  • August 11, 2017
    A fairly stiff climb, and small mosquitos too sticky but the Summit finish worth all escalations of the world - breathtaking!
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  • July 23, 2017
    We went to Monte San Giorgio to visit Museo del Fossili, as it is called over there. It surprised us to find this interesting very small town/villa on top of this hill, with its very narrow olden time...  more »
  • June 15, 2017
    Nice ride for the family to reach a wonderful point of view. Possibility to leave or arrive by the cableway to Serpiano and so cut a bit of up and down.
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