The second, the third and the fourth floors of Montecuccolo Castle house are dedicated to the Natural Museum. The route followed and the furnishing display the collection very effectively while enabling visitors to appreciate the full splendour of the castle's perfectly restored interiors. Visitors also enjoy fine views of wooded mountains and valleys, a fitting real-life backdrop to the collection.

The Earth Sciences room, on the second floor, houses rocks, mineral specimens and fossils from the Frignano Region.

Animals and plants which live at altidus of up 800 metres are displayed on the third floor dedicated to botany and zoology. Two large cases contain the fauna of the hill areas. Inside them, the animals are shown in their natural context with the aid of backlit photographic panels. The species featured include the squirrel, dormous, badger, owl and many others. In the botany area, the wood collection covers the main local tree species while the special herbarium-boxes protect and display perfectly preserved botanical specimens. This floor also  house the entomological collection consisting of several boxes containin insects, placed inside a large showcase that enhances their contents.

On the fourth floor ythere is a room dedicated to Botany and Zoology,displaying animals and plants typical of higher altitudines, from 800 to over 2000 m above sea level. The wood collection and the herbarium-boxes contain specimens of plant species characteristic of these higher land.

foto Archivio Valli del Cimone - Roberto Leoni

 
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