The Museum of the Queen illustrates the history and the archaeology of Cattolica; the section of archaeology is a narration of the Romanisation of the land. The Via Flaminia was also part of the conquest plan of the Cisalpine and the Ager gallicus in the area between Ancona and Rimini: the road was realized in a very short time, toward the 220 B.C. The archaeological investigations evidenced a series of structures ascribable to a settlement that underwent several transformations, even radical ones, throughout two centuries. The interpretations of the remaining structures found is still difficult: the hypothesis that the structures pertained to a mansion, a station for travellers, is considered reliable.
Cattolica shipyards became famous during the second half of the 19th century. They established themselves between the end of that same century and the first half of the 20th.
The shipyards at the mouth of the Tavollo worked not only at a local scale, but received ordes from the ports of other towns along the coasts of Romagna and Marche.
The ships built were trbaccoli, bragozzi, lance, lancioni, battane, barchetti.
Fishing was one of the basic elements in the economy of coastal villages, were they placed along the seashore or near lagoons. In certain cases the same boats had different tasks. Several different kind of fishing were practiced; the introduction of the engine during the first three decades of 1900 radically changed the world of sailing; the old fishing systems, typical of the fishing marine, were replaced by the net fishing using the kites, that needed a conspicuous driving force.
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