Shell and Marine Museum

The museum exhibits artifacts and equipment of small-scale fishing and the ''Capici Collection'', an important collection of 8,000 shells from the Mediterranean. The visitor has the opportunity to take a real journey into the world of ancient seafaring, becoming acquainted with the typical objects used by sailors and craftsmen in their daily activities such as, for example, the shipwright's tools and calafà, the menacul, a
tool for fishing clams by hand near the shore, the marotta, a fake boat where the eels were kept to be fattened up in order to be sold during the Christmas holidays, the rabbio a vita for fishing sole and other groundfish also from the shore.

Documents of the time are preserved here regarding marine uses and customs as are old fishing tools typical of seafaring such as axes, smoothing planes, cutting gauges, saws, augers, fishing nets, oars, or old restored fishing boats and an important collection of shells, the Capici Collection, the most important collection from the Mediterranean, to which a new one will be added this year, a section devoted to fossils
donated to the Association by Ivilia Rosa from Torino, and a photographic exhibition of the underwater world by the Gian Neri Sub Rimini Asociation.
The museum is open on summer evenings, but it also conducts visits on request for small groups and schools, with free admission.

However, the most interesting thing is that here you can meet people who talk about this exhausting yet fascinating world.

On certain days it is also possible to meet them on the beach, when they go out to sea with the ''Vanina'', a boat of Lugsails, a real floating museum, which then remains moored in the small port of Viserba.

Not accessible to the disabled, guided tours, educational workshops, and films devoted to the maritime tradition.