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The Ports of Venice and Chioggia at the Venice Boat Show

Sailing together through the past and present of Venetian ports at the Venice Boat Show: This is the proposal for the public presented by the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority (Ports of Venice and Chioggia) with their own exhibition space at the Carenaggio Middle Basin of the Arsenal of Venice, as part of the international event dedicated to boating, scheduled from May 31st to June 4th. Once again, at the AdSP stand, thanks to the support of technology and innovation, visitors will have the opportunity to virtually immerse themselves in the current reality of the Ports of Venice and Chioggia and their historical and cultural connection with the sea.

Among the available tools, there will be the “Virtual Museum of the Ports of Venice and Chioggia” app. This application, created by the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority in collaboration with numerous public and private partners, offers a new narrative of Veneto port history and present-day, enabling navigation (on-site and remotely) through points of interest scattered across the Historic Center of Venice, Marghera, and Chioggia. It is a tool that provides a fresh perspective on the territory, showcasing its artistic beauty as well as its productive and logistical excellence.

For the younger ones, their families, and school groups, something special has been prepared. They will have the opportunity to be virtually guided by the mascot “Faro de Faris,” the symbol of the educational project “Port Educational,” to discover the historical connections between the lagoon cities and their ports. They will become familiar with the maritime-port reality and the various professions within the port. Port Educational is a project included in the educational itineraries of the Municipality of Venice and will be implemented in collaboration with the Harbor Master’s Office and the Venice Port Community. Its aim is to narrate, in a simple, playful, and interactive way, the centuries-old relationship between the cities of Venice, Chioggia, and the sea, illustrating their port and commercial components. It is a dedicated educational website accessible from computers, laptops, and smartphones, specifically designed for schools, particularly for 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade classes.

Furthermore, the offerings of the four tourist marinas in Venice and Chioggia will be showcased. This includes the two Marinas operated by Innave in Marghera and Malcontenta, Marina Darsena Le Saline in Chioggia, and Marina di Lio Grando. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about all the services provided to boaters and those utilizing boats for professional purposes. Venice Yacht Pier, which is located in the historic center of Venice, will also be available this year, offering an expanded range of exclusive, highly efficient, diversified, and sustainable services for yacht and super yacht mooring.

There will also be “vePORTO,” the only free web app for boaters and port users that integrates data from various competent authorities in the lagoon to provide navigational assistance. On an updated map, real-time data on ship positions, as well as meteorological information such as wind, fog, tidal height, and current speed, are displayed. This app aims to assist boaters by providing them with essential information for navigation.

For this edition of the Boat Show, the Northern Adriatic Sea Port Authority will also be present at some scheduled events.

On the opening day, May 31st, the President and the Secretary General of the AdSP MAS, Fulvio Lino Di Blasio and Antonella Scardino, will be in attendance.

On the morning of June 3rd, the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority will participate in the conference “Onda Alta: Dealing with the Issue of Wave Motion for Captains,” organized by the Association of Captains in collaboration with “The Propeller Club Port of Venice” – Venice Delegation of the National Association of Captains. The meeting will address possible strategies to limit wave motion, making it compatible with the environmental protection needs of the lagoon and the preservation of Venice’s monumental heritage. Simultaneously, it aims to ensure the movement of small and large vessels necessary for the transportation of goods and people.

In the afternoon, there will be a presentation at the meeting organized by The Propeller Club – Port of Venice titled “Digitization for Nautical Accessibility of the Port,” where NASPA  will present its initiatives in the field of digitization to support nautical accessibility. The implementation of these initiatives demonstrates how the use of new technologies can enhance port performance and increase safety margins for navigation.

On the following day, June 4th at 11:00 AM, at the Torre di Porta Nuova in the Arsenal of Venice, there will be an event to present the multimedia application Virtual Museum of the Ports of Venice and Chioggia. The event is jointly organized with the City of Venice (Tourism Department). In addition to the speeches by President Di Blasio and Councilor Venturini, there will be contributions from a representative of the Italian Navy, the Foundation of Civic Museums, the Customs Agency, and the Museum of the Southern Lagoon in Chioggia. The event will also provide an opportunity to discuss actions to be implemented for more responsible tourism towards the city of Venice and its lagoon.