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Maritime Museum of Upper and Middle Adriatic

Cesenatico - via Armellini, 18

Maritime Museum of Upper and Middle Adriatic

ENTRANCE

Entry price: € 2.00

HOURS

Always open
mid-May> mid September daily from 17 to 23, winter: Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10-12 and 15-19, other days by appointment. Duration of tour 2 hourse

Contacts

Telephone: +39 0547 79205
FAX: +39 0547 79254
www.museomarineria.eu

Along a route around a "trabaccolo" and a "bragozzo", two large boats placed in the middle of the exhibition hall, visitors are taken on a journey through exhibits, old film clips, educational installations and 3D animations, explaining traditional ship-building techniques, propulsion and steering systems. Among the most noteworthy artefacts, a rope-makers wheel, an anchor windlass, a reconstructed 19th century naval carpentry workshop called "Bottega Marconi", and two 17th century anchor wrecks. On the upper floor, many other artefacts illustrate on-board life, fishing, navigation techniques, as well as magic-religious symbols, such as the "eyes" at the bow. The Floating Section of the Museum, which is really unique, features ten traditional boats berthed in the Port-Canal, rigged with sails bearing the symbols of the fishermen's families. Visitors may go inside the big "trabaccolo" cargo boat and see the large cargo hold and the cabins.

Source: local Staff Forlì-Cesena

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