Museo della Carta

Price guide: Budget

Via delle Cartiere 23, Amalfi, 84011

Price guide: Budget

Museo della Carta
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expert-rated things to do in Amalfi Coast
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Education, History

Expert review of Museo della Carta

Learn the history of paper, and treat yourself to some handmade sheets.

The history of paper is fascinating and, while it began its story in China, the first 'industrialised' paper was believed to have started in Italy. As Amalfi was one of the four Maritime Republics (along with Genoa, Pisa and Venice), it had a long trading history with the Orient and it is believed that it was through such trade that paper was first introduced to Europe. The museum charts the story of Amalfi's paper-making and the mills that were located in the Valle dei Mulini (valley of the mills); in 1700 there were reputedly 11 mills. The craft of making paper still exists in Amalfi and after the tour of the museum you can buy the beautiful products, including handmade writing paper and envelopes, from the shop (also open to those who haven't bought an entrance ticket). 

Price advice: 

Adult tickets are 4 euros; and children 2.50 euros.

Expert tips: 
Buy your wedding invitations here.

More information on Museo della Carta:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Museum
Address:
Via delle Cartiere 23, Amalfi, 84011
Telephone:
+39 089 830 0651
Website:
http://www.museodellacarta.it
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
March-October: daily 10am-6.30pm. November-February: daily 10am-3.30pm.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor

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