August 1, 2020 (Google Translation) – After a short stop at anchor in the splendid waters of the Gulf of Palmas, Sant’Antioco, the sailing school ship Amerigo Vespucci of the Navy, engaged in the education campaign for the first-class official students of the Naval Academy, will set course to Genoa where, on 3 August, he will participate in the inauguration ceremony of the new San Giorgio bridge in Genoa.
At the end of the ceremony, at sunset, the whole city will be able to appreciate the illuminated Italian school ship as a tribute to the city also through the musical notes of some songs by the great artist De Andrè, played on the ship’s historic piano.
The education campaign on board the Vespucci ship represents the baptism of the sea for each officer of the Navy, and young students at the end of a first and intense year of studies in the Naval Academy are living theirs with enthusiasm and interest. The Vespucci, which left Livorno on 29 June, has already put students to the test in sailing on some of the most suggestive stretches of the Mediterranean sea.
The 2020 education campaign takes place in an unusual way, taking into account the necessary safety requirements for ship’s personnel in relation to the COVID 19 problem, thus not providing for the opening to the public of the ship during stops in ports, as usual in past education companions.
This year’s training activity is dedicated to all Italians who have experienced this moment of particular difficulty and, therefore, every possible opportunity of close passage will be seized to greet the communities along the coasts lapped by the vessel.
Italian Navy photo