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. Add Museo della Carta and other attractions to your Amalfi trip itinerary using our Amalfi online trip itinerary builder .
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  • Stop in Amalfi for a day and following a broadcast in France we decided to make the tour of the Museum. The guide was very friendly and professional and we translated all explanations in french.
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  • Found it by accident and I must say it is worth a visit. It was interesting for me to discover the history of this material, it was nice to try to "make" a sheet of paper as it was once. Staff very knowledgeable and courteous.
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  • We came in the winter, the boss Nino very hot for us to do the detailed interpretation, and let us actually experience the paper technology of the Middle Ages, some of which are still in use today, and the exquisite paper art has brought us a lot of souvenirs to come back. Some of the notes will write open time is not fixed, it may be Nino to take people down to the basement of the tour, the next moment if not open, wait for a very minute is worth it!
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  • First off this is a place physically but just slightly beyond the tourist center. We walked out as the local high school emptied and that was a treat in itself. The museum is simple but very informative about early European paper making. The early machines are present and in working condition. Someone in the group will make a sheet including the watermark. It is all run by water power. They turn on the power and later you get to see the water works system. A must for book/paper lovers and machine geeks. Maybe a half an hour. Just terrific.
  • It only cost €4. It is interesting to see how they made paper back then
  • Nice to get away from the crowd and follow this little road up to the museum. Once you get there you can book a small tour for a small price and see the inside of one of the oldest paper mills in Europe. The tour guide was funny and informative and they have a cute little gift shop. Nice little experience.
  • Good short tour and very interesting. Paper making the old way and it's relation to the history of the town. Nice easy walk up the street.
  • It's an important place if one wants to feel the spirit of Amalfi, the paper making city and also the one that introduced it to the medieval Europe. It's crucial though to visit it with the guide since the exposition itself it is not self-explanatory and the museum is rather small. Price of the ticket is the same with or without guide. It's a cool place.
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