The Ship Museum of Pisa

The ancient Roman ships, discovered in 1998 during a railway excavation work in San Rossore, returned the wrecks of thirty open sea and inland water vessels, now located in the large spaces of the Medici Arsenals. The ancient maritime history of Pisa joins the intent supported by Duke Cosimo I de ‘Medici to develop the navigation activity of Pisa and Mediterranean trade. The exhibition, which is divided into 8 sections, has as a constant thread the link between the city and the water. The discovery has given back precious information on the structure of Roman ships, from the cargo boat to the river boat, and on the constrictive expertise of the shipwrights. It also brought to light objects of use or precious artifacts, but also finds that testify to the daily life of sailors, such as fragments of clothing, footwear, food and games.

Le Navi antiche di Pisa, Arsenali Medicei, Lungarno Ranieri Simonelli, 16 . Pisa

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