At the beginning of 2010 in Genoa, one of the most beautiful cities of Ligurian Riviera, will be opened a new sea museum. The exhibits will be placed inside the S-518 Nazario Sauro submarine, which will essentially become the major museum exhibit. This will be the first water museum in Italy.
The submarine was built in the Italian town of Monfalcone (Friuli-Venezia Giulia region) and in 1976 was launched into the sea depths. It has a length of 64 meters and can reach the speed of up to 20 knots (37 km / h) under water and up to 12 knots (22 km / h) on the surface. The maximum diving depth of such a submarine is 300 meters.
The new exhibition will provide an opportunity to plunge into the atmosphere of the submariners and learn how the submarine is arranged, in which conditions work submariners during their voyages. Many boys want to become submariners. Visiting the boat may even help someone from the younger generation, who dreams to Ñonnect his life with the sea, in choosing his future profession.
The S-518 Nazario Sauro submarine was decommissioned from the Italian Navy and presented to the famous Galata sea museum in Genoa (Galata Museo del Mare), which was opened in Genoa in 2004. The Sea Museum in Genoa is the most ambitious one in the Mediterranean. In the world there are only three museums of the same scale as the Galata Museo del Mare: in Barcelona, London and Stockholm. The collection of the Sea Museum in Genoa has more than 6 thousand exhibits. It gained immense popularity not only among the holidaymakers in Liguria, but also among the native Italians.
It is easy to assume that the submarine museum will also become one of the favorite places visited by the tourists during the holiday in Liguria. The excursion to the submarine will be very interesting for both adults and children. So if you plan to go on vacation in Liguria in 2010, then be sure to include a visit to the new submarine museum in your route to explore the sights of Genoa and unique in its beauty Ligurian Riviera.