the people of Amalfi discovered the paper produced by the Arabians, they
seized the secret to manifacture it.
Quickly the paper production
was developed thanks to the richness of the little rivers present on the
coast. We do not have documents throught them it is possible to date back
the beginning of the production, nevertheless we know that "Federico
II", during 1220, forbidded at the Amalphitain, to produce the paper, called "Bambagina".
But the paper production, especially after the Council of Trento, growing
up and spreaded quickly. During XV century the Amalfi's paper was
known in all country in Europe ; infact many foreign writers wwent to
Naples to publish their works with this special paper.
But the future was ingrateful to the
paper mill of the coast and, at the end, after flood and the developement
of the industry, the paper mill in the coast disappeared. Today, in
Amalfi, just two Paper mills produce the famous paper.