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7 Surprising Facts about the Arrival of the Amerigo Vespucci Training Ship, the Most Beautiful in Italy, to Puerto Vallarta


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Vallarta Online / PUERTO VALLARTA, JALISCO.- The Amerigo Vespucci training ship in Puerto Vallarta It will be a memorable event this June. The Italian navy training ship Amerigo Vespucci – named in honor of the Florentine navigator Américo Vespucio – will dock in Puerto Vallarta this June; This as part of the second stage of a trip around the world that began in June 2023, combining this feat with its traditional training activity for naval cadets.

Official Announcement and Italian Delegation

This was announced by the Italian ambassador to Mexico, Alessandro Modiano, during his recent visit to this destination at the head of a diplomatic delegation also made up of Tommaso Coniglio, political advisor and deputy head of mission, as well as defense attaché Andrea Intermite.

Details of the Amerigo Vespucci Training Ship

Recognized as one of the most beautiful ships in the world, the ship was designed in 1930 by Francesco Rotundi and has served to train officers, non-commissioned officers and transalpine sailors. It is 101 meters long and 15.5 meters wide with a capacity for approximately 400 sailors; It weighs 4,000 tons and is propelled by up to 26 sails distributed among its three masts – the largest being 50 meters high – although the boat also has diesel engines.

Activities Scheduled for the Arrival of the Training Ship

The Italian embassy, ​​in coordination with the Mexican Navy Secretariat, organizes the activities to welcome the ship in Puerto Vallarta on Tuesday, June 18. That day and the next, formal events are scheduled with Mexican authorities from the three levels of government, in which the presence of senior Italian officials is expected.

Community Visits and Conferences

On Thursday, June 20, visits to the community will begin, dedicating that day to students from different schools. There will also be a scientific conference by specialists from the University of Guadalajara and a program of tourist activities for the crew of the Italian ship.

Opening to the General Public

On Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd the ship will open to the general public, with groups of up to 50 people starting at 10 in the morning. Ambassador Modiano pointed out that this is his main objective, that people get to know this ship during its stay that will end on Sunday the 23rd, when it will set sail for its next stop.

Comments from Local Authorities

Luis Villaseñor, director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust, commented: “It is an honor for the destination to have been chosen for this visit; This is a sign of the great renown that Puerto Vallarta has worldwide, where our Italian guests will know the best of Mexican hospitality.”

Enjoying Puerto Vallarta

During their stay, Italian authorities and sailors will be able to enjoy the countless benefits and tourist attractions offered by the beach destination with the most culture and tradition in Mexico.Explore our Detailed Puerto Vallarta travel guides to discover more about these and other incredible experiences that the destination offers. Additionally, the local community will have the opportunity to interact with the crew, learn about the history of the ship and Italian maritime culture, and participate in educational and cultural activities that will be organized during their stay.


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