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“Fabriano and its attractions are an amazing Italian experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museo della Carta e della Filigrana

Museo della Carta e della Filigrana
Largo Fratelli Spacca, 2, 60044 Fabriano, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Fabriano
Type: Museums
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Owner description: 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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“Fabriano and its attractions are an amazing Italian experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I spent two weeks in Fabriano before spending another two traveling to major Italian citites: Rome, Florence, Sorrento, and Venice. Hands down, my favorite location was Fabriano. It is much more charming and easier to get to know well, while still having major attractions- this museum and the summer festivals, as well as historic architecture and close proximity to the beautiful Marche countryside.

As a papermaker and museum and enthusiast, I was incredibly impressed by the museum of paper and the watermark. The tour guides are knowledgeable, the museum is well kept, and the building and equipment it houses are historic and beautiful. I especially loved that the gift shop carried items made right inside the museum. This museum was the highlight of my stay in Fabriano. I would recommend it to anyone, regardless of their level of prior knowledge about paper. Either way, when you leave this place, you will know a lot more about this historic and engaging practice!

Visited June 2012
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Gorgio_P, Direttore at Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Many thanks for your appreciation and to prefer Fabriano to such cities as Rome, Florence, Sorrento and Venice. Probably, here, you felt to be a guest and not a tourist. And this is our every days aim when we open the door of a place in which we show collection of ancient watermarks but, above all, the genius inside the paper, made by the papermakers, since the second half of the XIII century, in the same special way!
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