The Amerigo Vespucci near Portofino
The Amerigo Vespucci sailing ship arrives in Liguria to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Istituto Idrografico della Marina di Genova. The training ship anchored in Portofino for a tricolor party a few days from the beginning of summer
Portofino – The Amerigo Vespucci sailing ship arrives in Liguria to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Hydrographic Institute of the Genoa Navy. The training ship anchored in Portofino for a tricolor party a few days from the beginning of summer. The summer of the post Covid restart, despite the current difficulties related to the war.
For the occasion, the President of the Region Giovanni Toti, the Councilor for Culture Ilaria Cavo and the Mayor of Genoa Marco Bucci got on board: “We are happy to host the most fascinating sailing ship in the world in the most fascinating village in the world – he said the governor – The Amerigo Vespucci training ship is in some way also the representation of our beautiful Liguria, with its diversity that make it unique and inimitable, with the ancient elegance of wood but with the hull entirely in steel. A ship symbol and pride of the Italian Navy which, before mooring in Portofino, had already chosen Liguria with the stage in Imperia, on 5 June, on the occasion of the show of the Frecce Tricolori, where together they had created an event full of charm and extraordinary beauty “.
The Amerigo Vespucci sailing ship at anchor near Portofino
“This legendary Navy training ship every year confirms itself more and more a symbol of our land – explained the president of the Region – It had been in Genoa in 2020 on the occasion of the inauguration of the San Giorgio bridge, then last year at Ancient port of Genoa, during the Ocean Race Europe and the Portofino regattas. Today he is here to celebrate the definitive restart after two years marked by the pandemicbecoming more and more a symbol of the beauty and tenacity of our Region “.
More than 100 meters long and almost 16 wide, the training ship Amerigo Vespucci has a tonnage that exceeds 4000 tons and a speed of over 10 knots with an engine that can reach 14 knots.
“The presence in Liguria of the training ship of the Navy Vespucci is part of the many activities to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Hydrographic Institute – explained the director of the Hydrographic Institute of the Navy Massimiliano Nannini – An event strongly desired by myself and the Navy which, in addition to uniting two Italian and international excellences, allows us to better commemorate the important anniversary “.
The village of Portofino by tricular
The ship was welcomed with enthusiasm by the Portofino community: “We are very happy to be able to host in our bay a true pride of the Italian Navy, a symbol of seafaring beauty and elegance – explained the mayor of Portofino. Matteo Viacava -. The Amerigo Vespucci, for its history, style and prestige, represents a worldwide pride. We are pleased to be able to enjoy the ship landing just a few steps from the village, for a special evening on the eve of the summer season “.
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