"Rinaldo Zardini" Paleontological Museum


The “Rinaldo Zardini” Palaeontological Museum houses one of the most significant collections of fossils that exists anywhere today.

Megalodons, shells of marine invertebrates, corals, sponges and fossils of countless other animals give tangible testimony to a distant age when Cortina and the surrounding area was submerged under a vast sea.

The exhibits, which come from all over the Dolomites, were collected and catalogued by local researcher Rinaldo Zardini and recount the geological evolution of the Ampezzo valley.

The museum tells the remarkable adventure of life in the tropical seas from which the Dolomites rose: two hundred million years of history recounted in the fossil evidence found in the rocks.

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Via Marangoi,1 - 32043 Cortina d'Ampezzo (BL)

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