The Collection of Gianluigi Bini, with its 600,000 specimens for over 15,000 species, is considered to be the largest private collection in Europe. The 41 showcases offer a complete overview of all the regions of the world, in a modern and didactic view of matter.
The display tour is designed as an exploratory voyage of the world through the shells of all the seas.
The biology section introduces the world of molluscs with their many curiosities; the paleontology room provides information on the past of invertebrates, such as ammonites. The biogeography rooms illustrate the fauna and life habits of each sea, the mangroves and the abyssal areas, curious specimens such as land snails of decidedly extra-large size and marine predators with deadly venom.
Malakos hosts also the reconstruction of an Australian coral reef, composed by materials coming from the seizures of the state forest corps, with endemic, rare and endangered species.
By reservation you can consult the scientific collections.
The Museo Malacologico Malakos can be visited online in high definition on Google Art & Culture at this address: