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Arsenale della Repubblica
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Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to the Amalfi Coast
Ranked #26 of 44 things to do in Amalfi
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Owner description: The ancient shipyard, monument to Amalfi's sea power, is surprisingly well preserved in its unique medieval form. Its impressive elegant architecture, modelled from stone and mortar, consist of two parallel aisles covered by a double series of separate cross-vaults, supported by ten pillars. The museum of the Compass and of the Maritime Duchy of Amalfi documents and illustrates the great history of the ancient Maritime Republic of Amalfi. The museum's collection illustrates the evolution of nautical navigational instruments, among which is the compass, "invented", according to tradition by the Amalphitan Flavio Gioia, in 1302. The compass revolutionized navigation techniques, thereby opening up ocean rautes to the "New World". "The City-State", founded in839, remainded politically independent until 1135. Artefacts and relics represent the fundamental historical factors which permitted and preserved Amalfi's political autonomy,its social progress based on the rule of law and its economic prosperity:. The Translation's body of the Apostle St. Andrew from Constantinople to Amalfi, is re-evoked in a precious miniature of the Pontificalis ad usum ecclesiae salernitanae 492 and by the rare chronicle edited in 1656 by Andrè Du Saussay, Andreas frater Simon Petri deu de Gloria S.Andreae Apostuli. Exhibits of Roman and Medieval sculpture, ancient parchments, codices and manuscripts, statues in tufa, portraits of personages who belongs to the "Mythology of Amalfi", cartographic illustrations of the entity of the Duchy of Amalfi, artistic costumers of merchants and Ladies, knights and sailors, standard bearers and ambassadors, the duke and his bride, created according to the original model-designs of Roberto Scielzo (1955), all enable the visitor to relive one of the most exceptional moments in the history of Italy.
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Not as described on their website!”
Reviewed 8 October 2012

Ok, it was only 2 Euros entrance, but it wasn't even worth that. Paid another 2E for an audio guide. I had to try 3 of their very cheap MP3 players before I got one that even remotely worked. The official website makes it sound interesting, but their description of its contents are rather overstated! It says "evolution of nautical navigational aids" which translates to one compass and two sextants, "artistic costumes" these were of the type used in school amateur dramatical`s. Also not sure what boat designs the previous reviewer saw. There were none there when I went on 5th October 2012.

Visited October 2012
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san clemente, ca
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“They were performing an opera titled Amalfi.”
Reviewed 6 October 2012

Great venue for an opera. There is a lot of information regarding the history of Amalfi. We especially enjoyed the designs of boats from the middle ages, representing Amalfi, Genoa & Venice. Definitely worth the visit..

Visited September 2012
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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

you will study the brilliant epoch of ancient Amalfi, for example the marrittime laws were firstly made in Amalifi State

Visited September 2011
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