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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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  • Trip outside but always special for me, walking 1.30 to enjoy a fantastic panorama. Sin is not suitable for younger children, some pieces on the stone are lowered slippery and fall is easy ...
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  • Beautiful wooded and shady area with trails under a sea of chestnut trees, views abound to the lake. Don’t miss to visit the charming village of Meride half-way up the mountain with its Fossil Museum ...  more »
  • First, we visited the beautiful, small fossil Museum in Meride. Then we hiked about Cassina on the Monte San Giorgio, down to Serpiano, where we took coffee. Then we went with the PostBus back to Meride. A beautiful day!
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