Dunarobba frazione Alviano

The Dunarobba Fossil Forest came to light in the late 70s, inside a clay quarry for the construction of building bricks.
The remains of about fifty trunks of gigantic conifers currently visible constitute an exceptional and rare testimony of some plant essences that characterized this sector of the Italian peninsula in the period between 3 and 2 million years ago, that is in the known geological period like Pliocene. Still largely buried by sediment, this ancient forest indicates environmental conditions substantially different from the current ones, also characterized by a significantly warmer climate.