The "Maestrale": last goodbye to the Port of CivitavecchiaOpening hours, visit times and all the information about the last stop of the Maestrale at the Port of Civitavecchia on Saturday November 28, 2015
After over 30 years of honored career, this saturday, November 28 the frigate "Maestrale" of the Navy makes a stop at the Port of Civitavecchia for a last greeting.
Delivered to the Navy in 1982, first unit of the naval law of 1975 together with the other sister ships in the "Class Twenty", the Maestrale has represented the backbone of the Navy for many years, thanks to an incessant operational activity in all the seas of the world.
I set sail on October 26 from Chioggia, during his last journey the Maestrale has already touched the ports of Ortona, Trieste, Venice, Ancona, Bari, Catania, Naples and Gaeta before docking next Saturday afternoon, November 28 in Civitavecchia.
After more than 30 years of business, this is a painful choice but obligated given the high cost of maintaining the unit.
However, we can comfort ourselves knowing that the Maestrale will leave the stage in grand style; a tribute to the many operations he has participated in and to the important work for the security of Italy.
The Maestrale, which over the years has crossed different seas, participating in operations in the Persian Gulf during the war in Iraq, in the Gulf of Aden and Mare Nostrum, for his last greeting it is engaging even in favor of social actions, raising funds for Telethon, exacerbating the WWF project for the protection of turtles and preparing an exhibition about theNavy.
In addition, during the last trip before arriving at the port of La Spezia to be discarded, the ship opens to the public for the first time.
Even during the stop at the Port of Civitavecchia, you will be able to visit the ship and charity and cultural events and visits will take place on board.
Here is the full program of the stop in Civitavecchia.
PROGRAMME OF THE MAESTRALE AT THE PORT OF CIVITAVECCHIA
|Arrival at Civitavecchia
|10.00 - 11.30
|Visit Association Motoriders of the Navy
|Show of the Navy Music Band and Squad High Representation of the Navy San Marco (at Piazza della Vita)
|12.00 - 14.00
|Visit "Corso Maestrale"
|14.30 - 17.00
|Visits on board* (mini-basket team "Bulldogs Basket Rignano" and "Children choir of Civitavecchia"
|09.00 - 12.00
|Visits on board* (School "Rossello" from Rome and Nautical Institute "Calamatta" from Civitavecchia)
|Conference "The Navy on the First World War" organised by the National Association of Seamen in Italy and the Historical Office of the Navy
|15.00 - 19.00
|Visits on board* ("Association San Michele Arcangelo Onlus, Men and Woman of the State Police)
|09.00 - 12.00
|Visits on board* (High School "Marconi" from Civitavecchia and High School "San Benedetto" from Tarquinia)
|Visit of representation "Rescue Dogs School Tirreno" (SICS)
|16.00 - 18.00
|Conference "Maritime Security of Italy in the Mediterranean: importance and perspectives" organised by the Institute of High Studies in Geopolitics and Auxiliar Sciences
|18.30 - 19.30
|Charitable Vin D'Honneur in favour of Telethon
|09.00 - 13.00
|Set sail with the school children on the occasion of the departure of the unit
*All citizens can attend the Historic Conference about the Great War and visit the WWF Itallia Exhibition, the Photography Exhibition of the Navy, the Telethon stand and the Navy stand.
For our last and compulsory greeting to the "Maestrale", we want to remember it like this, always in action while sailing across his last sea!
Ps - if you want to discover all the stages of the last route of the Maestrale click here.