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Via Claudio Monteverdi, 15
Post code I-95131 Catania Sicily Italy
Tel. 0039 (0) 95 7465230 - Fax 0039 (0) 95 7465230 info@rhlaville.it

 
 
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The Zoology Museum was opened in 1853 , such a zoology cabinet of the University and it was moved to a liberty style palace in 1922, where it is now. The collections kept in the museum concern above all the Mediterranean fauna; the collection of shells from the Mediterranean sea and from exotic seas, the ornithological collection and the collection of insects are very interesting. The museum has rich collections: the first given by Anna Paterṇ Castello in 1923 and it includes 1000 specimens, among them a lot of humming-bird and parrots. The second collection, acquired in 1989, consists of 515 specimens of Sicilian birds. The collection of Maumalia from extra-European countries ad that of Invertebrate, among this about 700 embalmed fishes are of great interest. The biggest collection includes about 25.000 specimens of Coleoptera and about 1.500 specimens of Lepidoptera.

Zoology Museum: Via Androne, 81 tel. 095/312355 or 095/7306017. Visiting hours: from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 13.00. Saturday and Sunday closed. Entrance: free.

 
 
 
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