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Sea Museum

The Sea Museum is located in what was once the principal building of Trieste's first lazaretto (quarantine station).
Due to the richness of its collections, it is one of the leading museums of its type in Italy and the Mediterranean.

Visitors have the opportunity to admire models of all the different vessels that have contributed to the history of navigation, including boats dug out from tree trunks, Roman triremes, Venetian galleys, Christopher Columbus's caravels, galleons, sailing ships, brigantines, frigates, large-scale models of Trieste's nineteenth-century navy ships and Lloyd Triestino steamers, as well as twentieth-century hospital ships and sailing yachts.

A room is devoted to Guglielmo Marconi's ship Elettra and there is even the telegraph key that was used to send the first telegraph transmission. In an adjacent room, visitors can admire a few of the propeller prototypes used in the first experiments conducted in Sacchetta by Ressel, the inventor of the propeller.

Another interesting exhibit is the unique collection of dioramas on fishing, explaining historic Adriatic fishing methods through countless models of fishing boats of differing origins and uses.

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