From the 27th of June to 2nd July 2016, the"Amerigo Vespucci training ship" of the Italian Navy will dock atharbor of Naples Beverello where it can be visited. The boat, called by many"the most beautiful ship in the world" is celebrating its 85 years of sailing after more than two years in the shipyards for a long restoration. It was built in 1930 by engineer Francesco Rotundi, Lt. Colonel of Naval Engineer sand director of the ship yards of Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) and serves for the training of cadets of the normal roles of the Naval Academy. In addition to training in particular in the last decade, he has often had thetask of ambassador on the sea art, culture and Italian engineering. The Vespucci was also given another task: it is an ambassador of Rome in 2024, the Committee, which is struggling to bring the Olympics in Italy. After the campaign the Vespucci continue to plead the cause of the Olympic Games in Romeand during journeys in the north, the rest of 'do not care who starts but what perseveres' is the maxim of the ship for over 30 years. It is a sailing ship that keeps alive the old traditions. The sails are still in sail cloth, the topsare even plant material, and all operations are strictly performed by hand;each order on board is given by the master, via the boats wain with the whistle;the embarkation and disembarkation of an official takes place with the honorsat the gangway according to the host's degree. By law, the transatlantic always take precedence over other naval vessels. By custom, however, when a transatlantic crossing the Amerigo Vespucci, turn off the engines, giving upearlier and pays homage ringing three shots of siren, which is equivalent to the greeting. On the occasion of the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome the Amerigo Vespucci has been transported by sea from Piraeus to the Olympic flame Syracuse. Memorable was the meeting in the Mediterranean with the Americanaircraft carrier USS Independence, in 1962, which flashed with light signal:"Who are you?", To which he was answered: "School ship Amerigo Vespucci, Italian Military Navy." The US ship retorted: "You are the most beautiful ship in the world."
The "most beautiful ship in the world" in the harbor of Naples!