The presence of numerous museums is to be attributed to the richness of the paleontological and prehistoric discoveries of this area and to the great interest in the traditions and ancient crafts practiced by our ancestors.
Bolca is known worldwide for the acclaimed fossils (plants and fish) from the Tertiary Period (Middle Eocene, about 50 million years ago) discovered at various sites in the area, the most famous of which are the Pessàra, Postale, Vegroni, Monte Purga and Spilecco.
Over the last 500 years, these extraordinary specimens, unique in their variety and their state of conservation, have wowed scientists, academics, geologists and palaeontologists, but also heads of state, popes, politicians and ambassadors.
The museum, owned by the Mountain Community of Lessinia, is managed by the Curatorium Cimbricum Veronense and was established between 1970 and 1972.
The Cimbri, a population of Germanic origin who settled in eastern Lessinia from the end of the 13th century as woodcutters and charcoal burners, reveal traditions and stories from bygone times thanks to numerous artistic and architectural artefacts, their ancient language, and the jobs they once did. Tools and implements are evidence of the work of woodcutters and charcoal burners, and of activities linked to sheep farming, crafting, and much more.
Visiting the museum is like taking a step back in time!