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Comune di Besano
Besano is located in Italy
Location of Besano in Italy
Coordinates: 45°53′N 08°53′E / 45.883°N 8.883°E / 45.883; 8.883Coordinates: 45°53′N 08°53′E / 45.883°N 8.883°E / 45.883; 8.883
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Varese (VA)
 • Total 3 km2 (1 sq mi)
 • Total 2,350
 • Density 780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 21050
Dialing code 0332

Besano is a town and comune located in the province of Varese, in the Lombardy region of northern Italy.

Paleontological site[edit]

Reconstruction of the sea of Besano, at Museo Civico di Storia Naturale of Milan. There are two Tanystropheus and some Askeptosaurus.

The fossils of Besano[edit]

In 1993, in the territory, has been found the fossil of a Triassic aquatic reptile, dating back to about 235 million years, was named Besanosaurus. Many other fossils have emerged from the fossiliferous field of Besano-Monte San Giorgio, known and appreciated since the mid-nineteenth century.