The natural history museum of Verona is located in the city center and is housed in the Palazzo Pompei. The civic museum of Verona is among the most prestigious in Italy and Europe and its history begins centuries ago. The Museum was created by the pharmacist Francesco Calzolari, who had a pharmacy in Piazza delle Erbe and created a small nucleus of medicinal herbs. Towards the end of the sixteenth century his Wunderkammer opened to the public. The subsequent collections were collected by other important Veronese personalities starting from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, such as doctors, herbalists, pharmacists and noble enthusiasts. The modern civic museum of natural history was founded as a civic museum of Verona in 1861. The collection is exhibited in sixteen different large rooms and many collections are kept in museum deposits. We find elements of botany, geology, paleontology, archeology, prehistory and zoology. Of great interest are certainly the vertebrate and invertebrate fossil deposits of plants and animals. There are many prehistoric finds that come from research and excavations conducted in the province of Verona. The tour ends with the Zangheri Museum Room named after the great naturalist Pietro Zangheri. To make the most of the naturalistic material, a room was inaugurated on the first mezzanine floor of Palazzo Pompei.

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Lungadige Porta Vittoria, 9
37129 Verona

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