Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page
Protectedplanet.net

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2003
Size of heritage: 1,089 ha
- Buffer zone: 3,207 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: 8,914°
Latitude: 45,889°

About

The pyramid-shaped, wooded mountain of Monte San Giorgio beside Lake Lugano is regarded as the best fossil record of marine life from the Triassic Period (245–230 million years ago). The sequence records life in a tropical lagoon environment, sheltered and partially separated from the open sea by an offshore reef. Diverse marine life flourished within this lagoon, including reptiles, fish, bivalves, ammonites, echinoderms and crustaceans. Because the lagoon was near land, the remains also include land-based fossils of reptiles, insects and plants, resulting in an extremely rich source of fossils.


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Hotels and places to stay

Swiss Diamond Hotel Lugano

Address
Distance: 3,1 mi
Vico Morcote
6921 Vico Morcote
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Hotel Caroline

Address
Distance: 4,1 mi
Via Federico Motta, 4
20150 Brusimpiano
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Coronado

Address
Distance: 3,2 mi
Via Borromini, 10
6850 Mendrisio
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Il Canneto

Address
Distance: 1,1 mi
Via Fratelli Bertolla 59
21050 Porto Ceresio
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 8:00 - 22:00
Weekend: 8:00 - 22:00


Serpiano

Address
Distance: 1,7 mi
Via Serpiano
6867 Serpiano
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Alpino Hotel Ristorante

Address
Distance: 2,3 mi
Via Per Cuasso Al Piano 1
21050 Cuasso Al Monte
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 11:00
Reception
Weekday: 8:00 - 22:00
Weekend: 8:00 - 22:00


Impero Hotel Beauty and Spa Varese

Address
Distance: 3,9 mi
Via Lugano
21050 Gaggiolo
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 7:00 - 1:00
Weekend: closed


Madonnina Albergo Ristorante

Address
Distance: 4,5 mi
Largo Lanfranco da Ligurno 1
21050 Cantello
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


B&b Il Pioppo Antico

Address
Distance: 1,1 mi
via Turconi 4
20159 Viggiu
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Le Pinete

Address
Distance: 1,3 mi
Via Le Pinete 2
21059 Viggiu'
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


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