Entry price: € 2.00
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
Telephone: +39 0547 79205
FAX: +39 0547 79254
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