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“It is a sea pearl!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum
Via Campo Marzio, 5, 34100 Trieste, Italy
+39 040 304885
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Ranked #31 of 70 Attractions in Trieste
Type: Museums
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Owner description: Born in 1888, it is one of the most important Maritime Museum of the Mediterranean area. Along with vessels and cruisers, there are some historical ships such as the “zoppolo Lisa”, one of the two zoppolo preserved in the world. Zoppolo is an ancient Mediterranean ship, derived from the excavation of a single large trunk. Remarkable are the inventor rooms, with the prototype of the ship propeller invented in Trieste by Joseph Ressel and the original wireless key of Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of the wireless telegraph, the first instrument in human history able to transmit information across the air. One room is then dedicated to ancient nautical instruments. Other sections are dedicated to the origin of steam ships and to the history of Trieste Olympic rowing and sailing tradition. The final rooms are dedicated to fishing, with boats, tools and models related to the various fishing methods used in the Adriatic Sea.
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“It is a sea pearl!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Loved this museum. Even though I couldn't read any of the captions (all in Italian, which I knew going in), I got the gist. The ship models and fishing dioramas were great. Added bonus: going there showed me another part of the waterfront.

Visited October 2013
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“A little sea pearl”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

A small Museum but very rich and original in its exhibitions.
Very important for knowing the history of the Adriatic Sea.
Some of the exposed items are of world heritage notice, like the first original "wireless machine" of Guglielmo Marconi, the first project of a propeller and the first use of didactic dioramas to explain the fishing old methods.
Just to visit if you are in Trieste.

Visited July 2013
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“nice ship models”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

A nice little museum with a homey courtyard and sleepy attendants. Lots of nice ship models representing marine history in general and marine life in Trieste including large section on fishing. Quite interesting but would be even more if the descriptions were provided in other languages too, at least in English.

Visited May 2012
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