Pianosa - Birth of an island

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 11:00 to Friday, May 15, 2015 - 18:00
March 7th - May 15th
Inauguration of the temporary exhibition "Pianosa - Birth of an island"

Saturday, March  7th, 2015 at 11 AM

Inauguration of the temporary exhibition:

Pianosa - Birth of an island

Nineteen million years of geological history, from the first rocks to the deer migration in the last glacial period.

The exhibition is organized by the Department of Physical, Earth and Environment Sciences of the University of Siena, with the collaboration of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park. The geological history of the Pianosa island is reconstructed through the exposition of rocks and fossils, documenting the events that affected the area of the island in the past, from the age of the most ancient outcropping rocks (nineteen million years ago) until the last glacial period. Part of the exhibition is dedicated to the research carried out in the cave of Cala di Biagio, where many remains of vertebrate fossils have been recovered, including some well-preserved skulls of deer. These animals reached the island when it was connected to the mainland as a result of the sea level drops related to the late Quaternary glacial stages.

On the occasion of the opening day, Luca Foresi guided a tour of the exhibition


Opening hours

 7th March_ 15th May 2015, from  Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Groups are required to pre-book their visit. Please call: 0577 233839 or 320 7142704

Venue : Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, della Terra e dell’Ambiente -Via Laterina 8, Siena.
Scientific supervisor : Dr. Luca Maria Foresi