The second room on the main floor of the home of Captain D’Albertis is the Sala delle Meridiane (Sundials Room), also known as Sala del Camino (Chimney) or Sala Gotica (Gothic Room): Edmondo De Amicis eventually removed any ambiguity, by calling the room the “study of a wanderer pintor of sundials”.
In this room, the Captain designed the sundials that he built all over the world, of which some photographs still exist. Some of the tools he used to build them, which he carried in a trunk that reads “Istrumenti. E. A. D’A. “, are exhibited here, alongside some portable sundials arranged in one of the original boards of the 19th-century museum.
The original furnishings and the tools of the Captain give the room tones of both familiar identity and citizenship, also evoked by the theme of Columbus’s discovery.