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Arsenale della Repubblica

Largo Cesareo Console, 3 | angolo Via Camera, 84011, Amalfi, Italy
+39 089 871170
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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.
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Largo Cesareo Console, 3 | angolo Via Camera, 84011, Amalfi, Italy
+39 089 871170
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

I expected so much more from this place concerning the history of shipbuilding in Amalfi. You can see where they did the work. Fine. There is a small model. OK. Some drawings and photographs, and unrelated art work on the walls. It was reasonably cool,...More

Thank Wolverine73
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The Arsenale della Repubblica was a cool refuge from the busy streets of Amalfi. It has a very interesting exhibit on the history of Amalfi and compasses. The descriptions are in Italian and English. My only criticism is that the English descriptions are printed in...More

Thank Meshattan
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I did NOT want to go to this, but the husband insisted...I was SO glad we went. It's really well done. It was 35 Euros each and well worth it.

Thank Peg B
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The old shipyard, now quite far from the sea, hidden between souvenir-shops and bars, it's not easy to find but definitely worth a visit! they used to perform the "Amalfi Musical" there. Awesome location and great historical exibition.

Thank Al E
Reviewed 23 May 2017

As I understand it, this was the old arsenal for the Republic of Amalfi. It is now a museum, but my wife and I saw a wonderful play here.

Thank John F
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The space is amazing - very clean and new but in an ancient, large space probably used as storage from cargo ships. Nice displays in English as well as Italian but sparse as far as items. Nice Warhal pics of Marilyn Monroe.

Thank Bobby44881
Reviewed 15 November 2015

This was the location for the AMALFI MUSICAL. It was the perfect setting to hear the story of Amalfi and I'd recommend going here to anyone visiting the area...;0

Thank BiancaPalmCoast_Fl
Reviewed 29 October 2015

If you are interested in the history of Amalfi this is the best place to visit. €2 entrance.The staff speak English well but are not intrusive,just ask them if you want more information. We did the 5pm Amalfi Walk and Talk tour which begins there.Tour...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2015

A visit takes only a short time, but helps to put in context the power of this small city in a different time.

Thank William B
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We were in Amalfi and decided to attend the presentation. Didn't know what to expect but were very pleasantly surprised by the professional caliber of the presentation. The atmosphere and music was excellent. Thoroughly recommend this to anyone visiting the area for a relaxing entertaining...More

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