Museo della Carta

Museo della Carta, Amalfi: Hours, Address, Museo della Carta Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo della Carta
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Balsall Common, UK111 contributions
An authentic glimpse of old time life
Sep 2020
Interesting tour with demonstrations of the paper making process- quite a significant industry at one time in this area. Also recommend the walk up to the ruined paper mills (Valle delle Ferriere) either the full circle by Pontone (more steps) or up and back to the waterfalls via Via Paradiso - not nearly as many steps!
Written 23 October 2020
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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,408 contributions
Precious documentation on a traditional Amalfi manufacture.
Aug 2020
When (summer 2020) I visited this museum, I already knew the similar Paper Museum in Fabriano (central Italy). I have seen numerous similarities between the two museums; both, for example, host fullers (in Italian “gualchiere”), that is, the machines which, driven by water, transform the continuous motion of the wheels into the alternating motion of the hammers; this motion is necessary to crush, then pulp the rags which constitute the raw material of traditional paper.
In both cases, the presence of these mechanisms reveals that the central core of the museum is the adaptation for educational purposes of a real, former paper mill.
Around this core, however, several other items are arranged, which make the paper working process clear.
Even in Amalfi the visit was made instructive by the explanations provided by the director, who accompanies the visit.
During such visit, from my question to the director I had confirmation that the dispute between Amalfi and Fabriano, about which was the first Italian city where papermaking took place, has not ended. For the director, the primacy is certainly hold by Amalfi.
The question therefore remains open to me, especially if we take into account that the primacy in the paper manufacturing is different from the primacy in the use of a real paper mill. These primacies can be owned by different cities, both in Italy and in Europe.
Written 1 October 2020
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S S
2 contributions
A unique and historical experience
Jan 2020
Our favorite event in Amalfi, by far! We loved the tour, which was personalized for us (in English) because we were the only family there at this time. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable and attentive, demonstrating the machines and answering all our questions. Our daughter did the handmade paper experience and she loved it. We also bought lots of gift sets from the shop, since they are a unique and special (and easy to pack!) gift to take home to friends and family. This is an important part of regional history, and not to be missed!
Written 21 January 2020
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SPS
Melbourne, Australia166 contributions
Interesting short tour and great gift shop
Oct 2019
The Museo della Carta is located up towards the mountain end of the town. The museum consists of the paper mil itself. You are taken on a short group tour of the mill (it isn't large) and it is explained how paper was once made there. The tour is included in the entry price. The gift shop has a lovely range of handmade paper products.
Written 29 November 2019
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Diane G
Houston, TX12 contributions
Interesting
Worthwhile tour. They ran the machines briefly which are powered by the river that still runs under the city. Soft stationery in the gift shop.
Written 27 October 2019
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Vladislavas
Alytus, Lithuania26 contributions
Visit to riots of paper production
Oct 2019 • Family
Simple warm and nice visit. Roots of paper
production other use of water power! Nice local team and unique gifts from locally produced “old fashion” paper. Recommendation!
Written 19 October 2019
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Jenn M
Halifax, Canada47 contributions
More interesting than it sounds!
Sep 2019
I know, I know. A paper museum? But this spot is truly fascinating! The paper mill has been operating since the 13th century and the tour gives you a great overview of the techniques used to make paper from that time onward- from the manual cotton presses to the water-powered pulp mills to the electric mills of more modern times. What's more, you can actually see demonstrations of these massive devices as they would have been used centuries ago! Our tour guide switched seamlessly between English and Italian and we had no problems following the demonstrations. We even got a free paper sample at the end, and the gift shop has some lovely items, including pressed flowers, notebooks and personalized wax seals. The surrounding neighbourhood is quite picturesque, as well, and it's worth a jog up the road from the marina.
Written 7 October 2019
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Paul M
2 contributions
Personal attention by Lino made this a great tour.
Sep 2019
There is only so much shopping and eating you can do in Amalfi, This paper museum is a great way to balance out your time in Amalfi. Learned a lot about paper from cloth. Loved the simple water wheel powered machines.
Written 3 October 2019
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Sharon
Pisa, Italy11 contributions
Excellent museum!
Sep 2019 • Couples
Very interesting tour of paper making. Price was very reasonable. Guide was informative and we were able to purchase paper samples at a fairly low cost. I recommend it.
Written 27 September 2019
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Lula S
Mexico City, Mexico5 contributions
Very interesting tour!
Sep 2019
A didactic and very illustrative tour is a very enriching experience.
The staff is very attentive and kind
Written 23 September 2019
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