Natural history museum “P. Calderini”

Start your journey to discover the amazing masterpieces and art treasures housed in the museums of Valsesia and the Vercelli area: unique testimonies to the cultural, social and historical life of the area.


Founded in 1867, its main purpose was to support the teaching of science. It includes geological, invertebrate and vertebrate zoology collections, and a botanical section consisting of the Carestia Herbarium. The archaeological section, with exhibits from ancient Egypt and Etruscan-Roman excavations, deserves a visit. The museum is now on the second floor of the Museum Building, with a focus on both the original 19th century layout and on the new generations, for whom there is a dedicated tour.

Natural history museum “P. Calderini” – Varallo

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