Museum Of The Ancient Ships Of Pisa

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  • Address: Medici Arsenale, Ponte dellaCittadella | Pisa, PI, Italy
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 39050-3215446
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Museums, Specialty Museums

If you’ve ever wished you could’ve sailed the seas during the times of kings and kingdoms, you’ll find the Museum of the Ancient Ships of Pisa quite fascinating. It’s literally a treasure trove, showcasing the remains of ancient ships that were once washed away by waves greater than they. Though the museum is very new, with additions to the exhibition constantly being made, its basic structure is up and on view. Visit the Medicei shipyards to check out the framework of what will soon be one of the greatest museums in the world. The historical significance behind each piece will give you an insight into ancient Pisa.

Between the 6th and 3rd centuries B.C, Pisa was a modest village of boat builders and fishermen and later, as the land came under Roman influence, the small city became an important Roman ally due to its proximity to the sea. Soon Pisa became a port, and a meeting point for ships from all over the world. As the population stated growing and trade began to boom, the small area by the river soon started to develop, with a wall being built around it. This port flourished for a while but due to numerous unfortunate floods, this civilization is no longer. In 1998, during the construction of the railways, a number of archaeological items, about 18 ships, sprang up. Remarkably, due to the complete lack of oxygen underground, most of these items were in great condition and this spurred on the creation of this museum.

Out of the 16 ships discovered, 9 are still in the recovering process, a fresh piece of history being uncovered every day. There are no other examples of ancient Roman ships so beautifully preserved and with the cargo still intact. Ancient ropes, rigging, fishing and navigational equipment, stone anchors were all found, all adding to the worlds’ ever growing knowledge of how ancient Pisa was as a city. The Superintendent of Archaeology of Pisa has said that the findings at this site would uncover historical mysteries, which underlines the importance of these findings.

The conception of the museum is relatively new and the real exhibit is still in its infancy. In the meanwhile, there is a collection titled ‘Exhibition in Progress’ in the ArsenaliMedicei. It is in these shipyards you will find quite a few fascinating features as well, with the buildings walls dating back to the 16th century. When you enter, walk down the central corridor right till the end, it is here the museum most important discoveries will be shown to the world. When the museum is finally completely created, hopefully soon, it will transform into a virtual voyage where you’ll finally get a chance to sail the Mediterranean seas during the ancient times. Till then, pay a visit to the framework of the Ancient Ships of Pisa and the Restoration Center for the Wet Wood or hire a guide and visit the shipyard and archaeological site.

  • The Pisa Roman ship museum, officially known as the Museum of the Ancient Ships of Pisa, is promised for 2014.
  • It is not possible to visit the shipyard without a guide.

  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday : no reservation needed, with guided tours at 10 am, 11 am and 12 pm, 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with a reservation only.

  • Via Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli (former Via Andrea Pisano) near the railway station Pisa S. Rossore.

  • Flash Pizza Di Bonotti Marco (Pizza/Moderate)
  • Restaurant Volturno (Italian/Moderate)
  • Inn St. Paul (Pub, Italian, Snacks)

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  • Museum Of The Ancient Ships Of Pisa Address: Medici Arsenale, Ponte dellaCittadella | Pisa, PI, Italy
  • Museum Of The Ancient Ships Of Pisa Contact Number: 39050-3215446
  • Museum Of The Ancient Ships Of Pisa Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Museum Of The Ancient Ships Of Pisa Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Museum Of The Ancient Ships Of Pisa(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Museum Of The Ancient Ships Of Pisa: 00:30 Mins
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  • 11.37% of people who visit Pisa include Museum Of The Ancient Ships Of Pisa in their plan

  • 44.96% of people start their Museum Of The Ancient Ships Of Pisa visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Museum Of The Ancient Ships Of Pisa

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  • Very interesting!

  • Museo in allestimento ma meraviglioso per quanto esposto e per il contenitore (gli arsenali musealizzati nella loro faseazione). Visita resa indimenticabile dalle spiegazioni entusiastiche e professionali del direttore dr. Andrea Camilli, in grado di soddisfare tutti: curiosi, neofiti, appassionati e archeologi. Attendiamo con ansia l'inaugurazione curata da splendidi professionisti!

  • Eccellente allestimento in corso d'opera del museo delle navi. Complimenti al Direttore Camilli per la passione trasmessa ai visitatori nel raccontare le navi presenti .

  • Un incredibile esperienza di visita, in una location di rara suggestione una serie di navi antiche in ottimo stato di conservazione. Uno dei musei archeologici piu' interessanti in Italia.

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