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Military Academy of Livorno

The "yard" of the great sailors

The indissoluble bond between Livorno and the sea has its roots in a past very far and of absolute prestige. It is precisely in Livorno, on 6 November 1881, shortly after the unification of Italy, which was inaugurated the Naval Academy based on the city's seafront stretches for about 2 km walking distance from the old Medici port. In that year the first 39 students were welcomed to directing Naval Academy followed five years of training course and two of application, in which alternated military physical training and intensive to extensive periods of Studio.

Today, after a very strict selection, each year about 120 young people are admitted to the prestigious Naval Academy, the pride of the Italian Navy; the guys here have the opportunity to follow different University courses such as marine engineering, medicine and surgery, Maritime Sciences studying at the same time to become skilled sailors.

The most significant experience, though, that every officer trained in Livorno did try and remember, it's definitely 3 months campaign accomplished aboard the famous "training vessel Amerigo Vespucci" that provides an unparalleled experience in the education of every young sailor. The splendid sailing ship, launched in February 1931, is today known throughout the world and is one of the symbols of seaside charm all Italian, boasting the title of "world's most beautiful ship."

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