Amerigo Vespucci docks at Port of LA as part of Italian navy ship's world tour

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Thursday, July 4, 2024
Amerigo Vespucci, 'most beautiful ship in the world,' at Port of LA
Amerigo Vespucci, known as "the most beautiful ship in the world" is docked at the Port of L.A., and you have the opportunity to see it!

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian navy vessel often referred to as "the most beautiful ship in the world," is stationed at the Port of Los Angeles through July 8.

At nearly 100 years old, the Amerigo Vespucci is Italy's most senior naval vessel.

Starting Wednesday, you can get a free tour and also check out interactive exhibits and cultural performances.

"I wish they had docked in Santa Monica, but we'll take it here," said Santa Monica Mayor Phil Brock. "It's a great vessel to promote Italy and the trade of the great products they make and also promote Los Angeles to the Italian population. We want Italian visitors here, and we want to go to Italy as well."

Reservations are recommended.

After the ship leaves L.A., it will set off on a world tour, according to the Amerigo Vespucci World Tour's website. The only other U.S. stop for the ship is Honolulu.

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