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Museo della Carta e della Filigrana

Largo Fratelli Spacca 2, 60044, Fabriano, Italy
+39 0732 22334
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This was a highlight of our visit to Italy. The history of paper was extensive and informative... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tom B
Grants Pass, Oregon
via mobile
Fantastic place

Really recommend to take a few hours to visit this fantastic place plenty of history; heritage and... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Claudio D
Verona, Italy
via mobile
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The visit to the Paper & Watermark Museum, duration of about 1 hour and 15 minutes, consists of a guided tour by guides that speak Italian, English, French, Spanish and German. The program includes a live demonstration of hand-made paper, performed by the Museum's Master paper makers, viewing the antique watermarks from the 13th Century to modern day, and a film on the history of paper in Fabriano.The Museum also provides a furnished bookshop where it is possible to purchase paper products, produced in the Museum's mediaeval paper mill, artistic watermarks (white-shaded), albums, diaries, publications and much more. · It is also possible to make reservations for guided tours of the city that gave birth to Gentile da Fabriano, Palazzo del Podestà, Teatro Gentile, Portico dei Vasari, Oratorio della Carità, etc., and the 'Pinacoteca Molajoli' to the suburbs and various sites of tourist interest (abbeys, museums, archaeological excavations, Frasassi Caves, natural parks, etc.).
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Largo Fratelli Spacca 2, 60044, Fabriano, Italy
+39 0732 22334
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a highlight of our visit to Italy. The history of paper was extensive and informative, but the best part was the live demonstration exactly as it was done eight hundred years ago. Very highly recommended!

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Really recommend to take a few hours to visit this fantastic place plenty of history; heritage and craftmanship

Thank Claudio D
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Been there multiple times. The staff and guides are very professional and made the experience an overwhelming enjoyable event. Interesting how Paper was created centuries ago! Very high quality paper.

Thank WorldManDan
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

A great history of paper making from China 100 BC to Italy 1300’s and up to modern times. It has working machinery from the 18th century, and demonstration of early hand made methods of making paper from rags. There are many exhibits of ancient papers...More

1  Thank J Philip H
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Paper making has been the local "craft" of the region for centuries and this museum doesn't just tell the story, it let's you get "hands on" as well! Completely unasked for, a personalised guide took us around and actively demonstrated the methods and machinery involved....More

Thank CAB1201
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Museo della Carta a Fabriano is a great opportunity for learning how paper was made since ancient times.The fun part is making your own sheet of paper and taking home a piece of hand made paper with Fabriano watermark!

Thank Fiorella64_10
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We did not have advance reservations. We arrived just at the right time in the morning to have a tour in English, along with a couple from Portland Oregon. I had no idea that watermarks had such an extensive history. In this tour, we were...More

2  Thank tgrella
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Loved this. Beautiful presentation of interesting history and process of making watermark paper. The videos are in Italian with English subtitles.

1  Thank Janieak
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We loved this museum, a very reasonably priced guided tour of the history of papermaking and watermarks in Fabriano from the middle ages on. Downtown Fabriano is also totally charming, just a short walk away, and right outside the museum is a big playground /park...More

1  Thank chz2020
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Museum explains the origins of paper and watermarks. Fabriano was an important place in this regard. Take your time. The guided tour in Italian took two hours. Entrance fee quite high, 10 euro pp.

1  Thank delagioventu
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