Bolca is a town near between Vicenza and Verona which is known for its quarry of fossils - extraordinarily beautiful petrified fishes.
The museum in the center of Bolca has three rooms: in the first, by means of pictures and written descriptions, the geographic and geological features of the area are illustrated; the second room exhibits ichthyolites from Pesciara and other places in the valley; and the third room is reserved for new finds which excavations in the quarry bring to light from year to year. Standing out from amongst all the exhibited material is the wonderful "pesce angelo" (Eoplatax papilio) which was found, with three speciments, between 1970 and 1972.
Opening hours: every day except monday: from November to February from 10 a.m. till 12 a.m. and from 14 p.m. till 17 p.m.. From March to October from 09 a.m. till 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. 18.30 p.m.
Tel. 0445 6565088
Bolca is 180 km far from Lignano, 1 hour and 55 minutes by car.