Setting sail on a remarkable journey!
Setting sail on a remarkable journey! Italy’s Amerigo Vespucci tall ship embarked on a momentous round-the-world tour on July 1st from the picturesque port of Genova. Its mission? To promote the richness of Italian food, wine, culture, and design across the globe.
During this awe-inspiring 22-month voyage, the fully rigged ship, proudly representing the Italian navy, will gracefully dock in 31 ports, visiting 29 countries spread across five continents. It’s an extraordinary opportunity to showcase the diverse beauty and allure of “Made in Italy” to the world.
As an ambassador for Italian excellence, the Amerigo Vespucci will unveil the finest aspects of Italian craftsmanship, culinary delights, artistic heritage, and the captivating allure of Italian design. With each port of call, it will leave a lasting impression and foster cultural exchanges, creating bridges of friendship and appreciation along its maritime path.
A historic encounter captured in time! On July 12, 1962, as the USS Independence sailed past the magnificent full-rigged ship, the Amerigo Vespucci, a fascinating exchange unfolded. The American carrier signaled with a flash of light, demanding identification, “Who are you?”
And with pride, the response echoed through the waves, “Training ship Amerigo Vespucci, Italian Navy.”
But what happened next was truly special. After a brief pause, the USS Independence replied with a heartfelt message, lighting up the night sky, “You are the most beautiful ship in the world.”