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The new Palazzo Gervino Visitor Center is set in the wonderful frame of Palazzo Gervino, in Sassello town center. It is entirely dedicated to geology and geomorphology.
Through modern multimedia equipment, the Visitor Center provides information both on the features of Beigua Geopark and the Geopark international networks (the European Geopark Network and the Global Geopark Network supported by UNESCO). The Visitor Center - thanks to the collaboration with the Culture Councillorship of the Municipality of Savona - offers the possibility to observe a display of rare fossil finds of Anthracotherium, an Artiodactyl mammal widespread in Europe, Asia, and probably Africa between the Eocene and Oligocene periods (50-23 million years ago). It was a big-size animal (about 2m long and 1.5m high at the shoulder) living in subtropical climate areas, marshy or lagoon habitats.
In the Visitor Center, also working as Tourist Information Point and Welcome Center, it is possible to purchase promotional material and gadgets (maps, caps, T-Shirts, sweaters, k-ways, etc.) of Beigua Park.
JUNE- Saturdays: 9.30 - 12.30; Sundays 9.00 - 12.00
JULY - Wednesdays and Fridays, 9.00 - 12.30; Saturdays and Sundays: 9.00 - 12.30 / 16.00 - 19.00AUGUST - Wednesdays and Fridays: 9.00 - 12.30; Sundays and Sundays: 9.00 - 12.30 / 16.00 - 19.00
SEPTEMBER - Saturdays: 9.00 - 12.30 / 15.30 - 18.30; Sundays 20 and 27: 9.00 - 12.30
In case of red weather alert, declared by the Civil Protection of the Liguria Region, the Visitor Centre will be closed.
Access to the premises will be allowed to one person at a time equipped with a mask or other suitable equipment for covering nose and mouth, after disinfecting the hands.
Admission fee for the Visitor Center dedicated to Paleontology and Geodiversity: € 2.00 for adults, free entrance for children under 12, school groups, and adults living in the Municipality of Sassello.