Zoology collections


The Museum of Zoology at the University of Padova houses a number of renowned, and fascinating, historic collections. The oldest artefacts date to the period of Antonio Vallisneri (1661-1730), although the majority of specimens are from the 19th century. The arachnid collections of Giovanni Canestrini (1835-1900) are of particular scientific interest.

The Museum is temporarily closed to the public due to renovation activities.


Zoology collections
Via G. Jappelli, 1/a – 35121 Padova
Tel. +39 049 8275410 –
email: museo.zoologia@unipd.it

Curator: Marzia Breda
Via G. Jappelli, 1/a – 35121 Padova
Tel +39 049 8275410 
email: marzia.breda@unipd.it

Museum technician: Salvatore Restivo
Palazzo Cavalli, via Giotto 1 - 35121 Padova
tel. +39 049 8275475
e-mail: salvatore.restivo@unipd.it


Scientific director of the Museo della Natura e dell'Uomo: prof. Fabrizio Nestola

Departmental delegate to the museums: Prof. Giuseppe Fusco
Dip.to di Biologia
Via Ugo Bassi 58/B
tel. 049 827 6238


Department of Biology
Via Ugo Bassi 58/b – 35121 Padova
Tel. +39 049 8276178 – fax +39 049 8072213
email: direbiol@bio.unipd.it

Head of Department: Prof. Luigi Bubacco