The Calasanzio dei Padri Scolopi college has been the location for the paleontological museum since 1970. The museum was founded in the nineteenth century by Father Filippo Ighina, and contains findings from the Paleolithic age, discovered mostly in the Langhe and Astigiano. The collection is displayed in three rooms and charts a period of natural and minerological history: there are various fossils, roman funerary relics, mineral deposits, stuffed animals and birds, reptiles conserved in formalin, and a herbarium. The well-stocked library next-door is also worth a visit. It specialises in religious science and has important holdings dating from the 15th-17th centuries.
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