Monte San Giorgio Mountain and Fossil Museum in Meride
Come and visit these places, the local territory as well as the fossil Museum, they will allow you to discover a fascinating lost world dating over 200 millions years ago.

Monte San Giorgio is one of the most important fossil deposit in the world, for the Middle Triassic, a geological period which took place between 247 and 236 millions of years ago. The fossils coming from this mountain are known for their variety and their exceptional good conservation, they have been excavated and analysed by Swiss and Italian palaeontologists from 1850.

The international recognition of this classical fossil locality was strengthened by its inscription to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 for the Swiss side and in 2010 for the Italian territory.

More information on the site and the museum

Train and postal bus connections. Travel time from Lugano to Meride Paese is about 45 minutes

Hotel Federale Lugano UNESCO world heritage

Hotel Federale Lugano
UNESCO world heritage