The Amerigo Vespucci Ship and Villaggio Italia Arrive in Los Angeles

The Amerigo Vespucci Ship and Villaggio Italia Arrive in Los Angeles

The iconic Amerigo Vespucci ship, a symbol of Italian naval excellence, is making waves in Los Angeles from July 2 to 8. Starting July 3 at 4 p.m., the public can explore this historic vessel. Alongside, the dynamic Villaggio Italia will be showcasing the best of Italian culture and innovation.

Kickoff Ceremony: Join us on July 3 at 10:30 a.m. for the inauguration of Villaggio Italia, featuring Italy’s Minister of Defense Guido Crosetto. Other VIP attendees include Italian Ambassador Mariangela Zappia, Admiral Enrico Credendino, and California State Treasurer Fiona Ma.

What to Expect: From July 3 to 8, visitors can tour the Amerigo Vespucci and immerse themselves in its rich history as “the most beautiful ship in the world.” For visiting hours and reservations, check out

Villaggio Italia, open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (4 p.m. on July 3 and closing at 12:30 p.m. on July 8), offers a wide array of exciting experiences:

  • Air Shows: Catch the Frecce Tricolori, Italy’s elite aerobatic team, in action on July 4, 6, and 8.
  • Live Music: Enjoy daily tunes from the Carabinieri’s Fanfara Cadet Team and a special concert by La Scala Academy on July 5.
  • Exhibits: Discover Italian design, wine heritage, and reconnect with Italian roots. Learn about groundbreaking projects like the MOSE in Venice and the Strait of Messina Bridge.
  • Sports: Check out historic Olympic Torches and meet Italian sports legends.
  • Art and Film: View “La David” by Jago and watch top Italian films from the Venice Biennale.

Italian Food Galore: Indulge in Italian cuisine at Eataly’s “Ristorante Italia” and enjoy cooking demos. Don’t miss the “Aperitivo all’Italiana” daily from 5 to 7:30 p.m. For reservations, visit

Flag Ceremony: Every evening at 8:09 p.m., witness the flag lowering ceremony of the Amerigo Vespucci from the dock.

World Tour: After LA, the Vespucci and Villaggio Italia head to Tokyo, Darwin, Singapore, Mumbai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, and Jeddah.

About Amerigo Vespucci: Launched in 1931, the Amerigo Vespucci is Italy’s oldest active naval ship. Known for its stunning craftsmanship and eco-friendly systems, it serves as a training ship for the Italian Navy.

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