Museo della Carta, Amalfi

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Museo della Carta is a museum set in a 13th-century paper mill, where you can learn about the history of paper and how it was once made. The oldest structure of its kind in Europe, this mill still features working original paper presses, and you can even create your own paper. Learn about processes like cotton-based and wood-pulp paper production during a tour of the site. Before you leave, you can purchase stationery in all kinds of designs. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Amalfi holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Museo della Carta and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 14, 2017
    I visited this Museum, very original in its kind, with some initial hesitation because I was on vacation with my children aged three to five years. Instead the experience turned out to be great fun for them too. The admission price (4 Euro) includes a visit accompanied by a guide through a fascinating journey inside an old paper mill in disuse for several decades, during which are also activated the machinery kept in the Museum and produced from raw material, traditionally consisting of rags ... in short, a real recycling "La lettre". Finally, a special mention for the preparation and the courtesy of the guides who speak foreign languages ... ultimately a destination not to be missed if you happen to Amalfi and surroundings.
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  • August 8, 2017
    This 20-30 minute tour provides a glimpse into the evolution of Amalfi's paper production trade from the 13th century until modern day. Kids will enjoy the hands on portion of the tour, and the mechan...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    A hidden place, a bit far from downtown; It's an experience not to be missed to find out how it was made of paper. The owner is a very kind person who gives small gifts at the end of the visit or as in my case I had a chance to write the old-fashioned way: with pen and ink!
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  • An interesting venue to spend 30 to 60 minutes in and learn something new at the same time. Only 4 EUR/adult for entry and the tour, can't really argue with that. I was most impressed that a lot of the paper making equipment was still largely functional after all this time and a number of floods.
  • Cute little museum on the history of paper making in Amalfi. Shows the machines and demonstrations of how to make paper. Gift shop has nice paper gifts. Museum is not handicap accessible
  • Cute little museum but not that interesting.
  • Fun museum showing the various ways paper used to be made right in Amalfi. Great for the engineering minded. Good activity past all of the shopping in Amalfi.
  • This place is awesome. Though away from the touristy center of town, it is well worth the hike up hill to learn how rag paper was made a thousand years ago

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