She is eighty-year old but is ready to sail with her crew of cadets and sailors for her annual summer training cruise in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea.
The “Vespucci” will call on the ports of Salina (Aeolian Islands), Valletta (Malta), Beirut (Lebanon), Limassol (Cyprus), Istanbul (Turkey), Odessa and Sevastopol (Ukraine), Piraeus (Greece).A scheduled visit to the port of Haifa in Israel was canceled and replaced with the stop in Beirut.The last stop, before returning to Livorno in September, will be Castellammare di Stabia were the ship was built eighty years go.We wish to the “Amerigo Vespucci” a belated Happy Birthday and to all our American friends a timely Happy 4th of July!
See also: Amerigo Vespucci - On Board - Elbow Grease
Going Aloft - Bye Bye Vespucci - Details - Around the Vespucci
Drawings - Welcome Home - Vespucci's Boats - Vespucci's Anchors
Italian Navy: Amerigo Vespucci