The Cesenatico Maritime Museum, the Floating Exhibition

By Siro Ricca Rosellini, published May 1984


The Cesenatico Maritime Museum, 20 miles south of Ravenna and 13 miles north of Rimini on the Adriatic coast, is home to a remarkable collection of traditional sailing craft including examples of the following types of fishing and cargo ships: the Lancia (built 1949), Paranza (built 1951), Topo (1950), Battana (1963), Bragozzo (1963), Trabaccolo da Pesca (1925), Bragozzo d’altura and the Trabaccolo da Trasporto (1936). The museum aims to use its displays of traditional techniques of shipbuilding, sail making, fishing and bad weather equipment, in addition to the traditional sailing craft, to inform a new generation of sailors.

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Filed under: Mediterranean | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration

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