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The complex of Cava Bomba is a significant example of industrial architecture in the production of lime in the Euganean Hills and a precious document of an activity of a recent past. The rigorous restoration has allowed the ideal reconstruction of the production cycle in all its phases; while, through an external path you can retrace the various stages of the production cycle of the ancient furnace. In a courtyard there is the exhibition of tools used in the past for processing stone extracted in the Euganean Hills. The tour is divided into three exhibition sections: geology of the Euganean Hills, mineralogy, the collection “Da Rio”. The discovery in the mid-seventies, in the limestone quary adjacent to the furnace, a reservoir of fossil fish from the Cretaceous Superior, gave birth to the idea of the restoration of the industrial complex for museum purposes. These findings are, in fact, the core of the Geology section, introduced by a sector dedicated to the Earth Sciences supported by a didactic system, which shows all the peculiar geological phenomena on the Euganean Hills. The Mineralogy section instead houses a collection of minerals from all over the world. The last section is dedicated to the geological collection “Da Rio”, of significant interest. It constitutes, in fact, a typical example of scientific museology in the first half of the nineteenth century. The collection includes minerals,rocks and fossils collected from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century by Count Niccolò Da Rio, famous naturalist and writer from Padua. Recently has been opened an external geological park with macro rock samples and modelsof prehistoric animals in life-size.

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