VIII Meeting Club Panerai - my personal report, part 4: Naval Academy Livorno

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VIII Meeting Club Panerai - my personal report, part 4: Naval Academy Livorno

VolkerWiegmann
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Joined: January 25th, 2005, 6:20 am

May 22nd, 2008, 7:56 am #1

Hi all,

continue my personal report with the activities of last saturday in Livorno/Italy during the VIII Meeting Club Panerai.




Weather turned into rain, but mood was still good. The Lonan Ranger and Marc, before we hit the bus to Livorno.





Arrived at the Naval Academy. Our group was walking towards the main building where we were about to be welcomed.



In the center 2nd Commander of the Naval Academy, C.V. Alberto Bianchi and on the right our friend 1st Doctor Marco Gigantesco,
who made our visit possible. Grazie Marco!



After we exchanged some gifts to express our thanks for the hospitality and invitation, we went outside to see the training site for the navy cadets.



We enterred the in-house museum, which carries since 1973 historic documents and objects which testify the evolution of the Naval Academy.



The room where the colors of the Cadets's Classes are lined up. The oldest flag (with the shark) is dating to the year 1940.



After the museum, we were able to see actual training installations, e.g. the ship simulator. "Watch out, there's a sub crossing our way!" LOL





The planetary room for astronomical navigation and also modern GPS navigation.

Before we went to have lunch in another section of the naval academy, our group line-up:



Note: also "danish dynamite" Lars with his kind wife were joining us! (on the right)

Some stills:





Time for a delicious lunch all together:







...of course we had a "watch dessert" and loads of Espressi



Our view to a part of the harbour site.

Luciano was sporting a vintage prototype which is published in the Negretti book "Panerai Historia", page 41:






The visit of the Accademia Navale was a very interesting part of our programme.
Thanks again to Marco Gigantesco, who made it possible that our civil group was able to visit the military installation.
Hospitality was great, a very interesting tour too.

Thanks for looking. To be continued...
Volker


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May 22nd, 2008, 8:04 am #2

nice reminder of the good times!

Pity Marco G. couldn't make it for the dinner.



Cheers and best from the holyland,


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May 22nd, 2008, 8:34 am #3

Hi all,

continue my personal report with the activities of last saturday in Livorno/Italy during the VIII Meeting Club Panerai.




Weather turned into rain, but mood was still good. The Lonan Ranger and Marc, before we hit the bus to Livorno.





Arrived at the Naval Academy. Our group was walking towards the main building where we were about to be welcomed.



In the center 2nd Commander of the Naval Academy, C.V. Alberto Bianchi and on the right our friend 1st Doctor Marco Gigantesco,
who made our visit possible. Grazie Marco!



After we exchanged some gifts to express our thanks for the hospitality and invitation, we went outside to see the training site for the navy cadets.



We enterred the in-house museum, which carries since 1973 historic documents and objects which testify the evolution of the Naval Academy.



The room where the colors of the Cadets's Classes are lined up. The oldest flag (with the shark) is dating to the year 1940.



After the museum, we were able to see actual training installations, e.g. the ship simulator. "Watch out, there's a sub crossing our way!" LOL





The planetary room for astronomical navigation and also modern GPS navigation.

Before we went to have lunch in another section of the naval academy, our group line-up:



Note: also "danish dynamite" Lars with his kind wife were joining us! (on the right)

Some stills:





Time for a delicious lunch all together:







...of course we had a "watch dessert" and loads of Espressi



Our view to a part of the harbour site.

Luciano was sporting a vintage prototype which is published in the Negretti book "Panerai Historia", page 41:






The visit of the Accademia Navale was a very interesting part of our programme.
Thanks again to Marco Gigantesco, who made it possible that our civil group was able to visit the military installation.
Hospitality was great, a very interesting tour too.

Thanks for looking. To be continued...
Volker


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May 22nd, 2008, 8:36 am #4

Hi all,

continue my personal report with the activities of last saturday in Livorno/Italy during the VIII Meeting Club Panerai.




Weather turned into rain, but mood was still good. The Lonan Ranger and Marc, before we hit the bus to Livorno.





Arrived at the Naval Academy. Our group was walking towards the main building where we were about to be welcomed.



In the center 2nd Commander of the Naval Academy, C.V. Alberto Bianchi and on the right our friend 1st Doctor Marco Gigantesco,
who made our visit possible. Grazie Marco!



After we exchanged some gifts to express our thanks for the hospitality and invitation, we went outside to see the training site for the navy cadets.



We enterred the in-house museum, which carries since 1973 historic documents and objects which testify the evolution of the Naval Academy.



The room where the colors of the Cadets's Classes are lined up. The oldest flag (with the shark) is dating to the year 1940.



After the museum, we were able to see actual training installations, e.g. the ship simulator. "Watch out, there's a sub crossing our way!" LOL





The planetary room for astronomical navigation and also modern GPS navigation.

Before we went to have lunch in another section of the naval academy, our group line-up:



Note: also "danish dynamite" Lars with his kind wife were joining us! (on the right)

Some stills:





Time for a delicious lunch all together:







...of course we had a "watch dessert" and loads of Espressi



Our view to a part of the harbour site.

Luciano was sporting a vintage prototype which is published in the Negretti book "Panerai Historia", page 41:






The visit of the Accademia Navale was a very interesting part of our programme.
Thanks again to Marco Gigantesco, who made it possible that our civil group was able to visit the military installation.
Hospitality was great, a very interesting tour too.

Thanks for looking. To be continued...
Volker


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May 22nd, 2008, 8:59 am #5

Hi all,

continue my personal report with the activities of last saturday in Livorno/Italy during the VIII Meeting Club Panerai.




Weather turned into rain, but mood was still good. The Lonan Ranger and Marc, before we hit the bus to Livorno.





Arrived at the Naval Academy. Our group was walking towards the main building where we were about to be welcomed.



In the center 2nd Commander of the Naval Academy, C.V. Alberto Bianchi and on the right our friend 1st Doctor Marco Gigantesco,
who made our visit possible. Grazie Marco!



After we exchanged some gifts to express our thanks for the hospitality and invitation, we went outside to see the training site for the navy cadets.



We enterred the in-house museum, which carries since 1973 historic documents and objects which testify the evolution of the Naval Academy.



The room where the colors of the Cadets's Classes are lined up. The oldest flag (with the shark) is dating to the year 1940.



After the museum, we were able to see actual training installations, e.g. the ship simulator. "Watch out, there's a sub crossing our way!" LOL





The planetary room for astronomical navigation and also modern GPS navigation.

Before we went to have lunch in another section of the naval academy, our group line-up:



Note: also "danish dynamite" Lars with his kind wife were joining us! (on the right)

Some stills:





Time for a delicious lunch all together:







...of course we had a "watch dessert" and loads of Espressi



Our view to a part of the harbour site.

Luciano was sporting a vintage prototype which is published in the Negretti book "Panerai Historia", page 41:






The visit of the Accademia Navale was a very interesting part of our programme.
Thanks again to Marco Gigantesco, who made it possible that our civil group was able to visit the military installation.
Hospitality was great, a very interesting tour too.

Thanks for looking. To be continued...
Volker


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Brings it all back

Nice shark LOL

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May 22nd, 2008, 9:02 am #6

Hi all,

continue my personal report with the activities of last saturday in Livorno/Italy during the VIII Meeting Club Panerai.




Weather turned into rain, but mood was still good. The Lonan Ranger and Marc, before we hit the bus to Livorno.





Arrived at the Naval Academy. Our group was walking towards the main building where we were about to be welcomed.



In the center 2nd Commander of the Naval Academy, C.V. Alberto Bianchi and on the right our friend 1st Doctor Marco Gigantesco,
who made our visit possible. Grazie Marco!



After we exchanged some gifts to express our thanks for the hospitality and invitation, we went outside to see the training site for the navy cadets.



We enterred the in-house museum, which carries since 1973 historic documents and objects which testify the evolution of the Naval Academy.



The room where the colors of the Cadets's Classes are lined up. The oldest flag (with the shark) is dating to the year 1940.



After the museum, we were able to see actual training installations, e.g. the ship simulator. "Watch out, there's a sub crossing our way!" LOL





The planetary room for astronomical navigation and also modern GPS navigation.

Before we went to have lunch in another section of the naval academy, our group line-up:



Note: also "danish dynamite" Lars with his kind wife were joining us! (on the right)

Some stills:





Time for a delicious lunch all together:







...of course we had a "watch dessert" and loads of Espressi



Our view to a part of the harbour site.

Luciano was sporting a vintage prototype which is published in the Negretti book "Panerai Historia", page 41:






The visit of the Accademia Navale was a very interesting part of our programme.
Thanks again to Marco Gigantesco, who made it possible that our civil group was able to visit the military installation.
Hospitality was great, a very interesting tour too.

Thanks for looking. To be continued...
Volker


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May 22nd, 2008, 9:09 am #7

Hi all,

continue my personal report with the activities of last saturday in Livorno/Italy during the VIII Meeting Club Panerai.




Weather turned into rain, but mood was still good. The Lonan Ranger and Marc, before we hit the bus to Livorno.





Arrived at the Naval Academy. Our group was walking towards the main building where we were about to be welcomed.



In the center 2nd Commander of the Naval Academy, C.V. Alberto Bianchi and on the right our friend 1st Doctor Marco Gigantesco,
who made our visit possible. Grazie Marco!



After we exchanged some gifts to express our thanks for the hospitality and invitation, we went outside to see the training site for the navy cadets.



We enterred the in-house museum, which carries since 1973 historic documents and objects which testify the evolution of the Naval Academy.



The room where the colors of the Cadets's Classes are lined up. The oldest flag (with the shark) is dating to the year 1940.



After the museum, we were able to see actual training installations, e.g. the ship simulator. "Watch out, there's a sub crossing our way!" LOL





The planetary room for astronomical navigation and also modern GPS navigation.

Before we went to have lunch in another section of the naval academy, our group line-up:



Note: also "danish dynamite" Lars with his kind wife were joining us! (on the right)

Some stills:





Time for a delicious lunch all together:







...of course we had a "watch dessert" and loads of Espressi



Our view to a part of the harbour site.

Luciano was sporting a vintage prototype which is published in the Negretti book "Panerai Historia", page 41:






The visit of the Accademia Navale was a very interesting part of our programme.
Thanks again to Marco Gigantesco, who made it possible that our civil group was able to visit the military installation.
Hospitality was great, a very interesting tour too.

Thanks for looking. To be continued...
Volker


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Thank you for posting!

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May 22nd, 2008, 9:13 am #8

Hi all,

continue my personal report with the activities of last saturday in Livorno/Italy during the VIII Meeting Club Panerai.




Weather turned into rain, but mood was still good. The Lonan Ranger and Marc, before we hit the bus to Livorno.





Arrived at the Naval Academy. Our group was walking towards the main building where we were about to be welcomed.



In the center 2nd Commander of the Naval Academy, C.V. Alberto Bianchi and on the right our friend 1st Doctor Marco Gigantesco,
who made our visit possible. Grazie Marco!



After we exchanged some gifts to express our thanks for the hospitality and invitation, we went outside to see the training site for the navy cadets.



We enterred the in-house museum, which carries since 1973 historic documents and objects which testify the evolution of the Naval Academy.



The room where the colors of the Cadets's Classes are lined up. The oldest flag (with the shark) is dating to the year 1940.



After the museum, we were able to see actual training installations, e.g. the ship simulator. "Watch out, there's a sub crossing our way!" LOL





The planetary room for astronomical navigation and also modern GPS navigation.

Before we went to have lunch in another section of the naval academy, our group line-up:



Note: also "danish dynamite" Lars with his kind wife were joining us! (on the right)

Some stills:





Time for a delicious lunch all together:







...of course we had a "watch dessert" and loads of Espressi



Our view to a part of the harbour site.

Luciano was sporting a vintage prototype which is published in the Negretti book "Panerai Historia", page 41:






The visit of the Accademia Navale was a very interesting part of our programme.
Thanks again to Marco Gigantesco, who made it possible that our civil group was able to visit the military installation.
Hospitality was great, a very interesting tour too.

Thanks for looking. To be continued...
Volker


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me hear Decima march tune playing on the back of
my head (Got the .wav from the Decima ring link )

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May 22nd, 2008, 10:24 am #10

Hi all,

continue my personal report with the activities of last saturday in Livorno/Italy during the VIII Meeting Club Panerai.




Weather turned into rain, but mood was still good. The Lonan Ranger and Marc, before we hit the bus to Livorno.





Arrived at the Naval Academy. Our group was walking towards the main building where we were about to be welcomed.



In the center 2nd Commander of the Naval Academy, C.V. Alberto Bianchi and on the right our friend 1st Doctor Marco Gigantesco,
who made our visit possible. Grazie Marco!



After we exchanged some gifts to express our thanks for the hospitality and invitation, we went outside to see the training site for the navy cadets.



We enterred the in-house museum, which carries since 1973 historic documents and objects which testify the evolution of the Naval Academy.



The room where the colors of the Cadets's Classes are lined up. The oldest flag (with the shark) is dating to the year 1940.



After the museum, we were able to see actual training installations, e.g. the ship simulator. "Watch out, there's a sub crossing our way!" LOL





The planetary room for astronomical navigation and also modern GPS navigation.

Before we went to have lunch in another section of the naval academy, our group line-up:



Note: also "danish dynamite" Lars with his kind wife were joining us! (on the right)

Some stills:





Time for a delicious lunch all together:







...of course we had a "watch dessert" and loads of Espressi



Our view to a part of the harbour site.

Luciano was sporting a vintage prototype which is published in the Negretti book "Panerai Historia", page 41:






The visit of the Accademia Navale was a very interesting part of our programme.
Thanks again to Marco Gigantesco, who made it possible that our civil group was able to visit the military installation.
Hospitality was great, a very interesting tour too.

Thanks for looking. To be continued...
Volker


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May 22nd, 2008, 10:59 am #11

Brings it all back

Nice shark LOL

Ron

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May The Espresso Be with you !



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May 22nd, 2008, 11:06 am #12

Hi all,

continue my personal report with the activities of last saturday in Livorno/Italy during the VIII Meeting Club Panerai.




Weather turned into rain, but mood was still good. The Lonan Ranger and Marc, before we hit the bus to Livorno.





Arrived at the Naval Academy. Our group was walking towards the main building where we were about to be welcomed.



In the center 2nd Commander of the Naval Academy, C.V. Alberto Bianchi and on the right our friend 1st Doctor Marco Gigantesco,
who made our visit possible. Grazie Marco!



After we exchanged some gifts to express our thanks for the hospitality and invitation, we went outside to see the training site for the navy cadets.



We enterred the in-house museum, which carries since 1973 historic documents and objects which testify the evolution of the Naval Academy.



The room where the colors of the Cadets's Classes are lined up. The oldest flag (with the shark) is dating to the year 1940.



After the museum, we were able to see actual training installations, e.g. the ship simulator. "Watch out, there's a sub crossing our way!" LOL





The planetary room for astronomical navigation and also modern GPS navigation.

Before we went to have lunch in another section of the naval academy, our group line-up:



Note: also "danish dynamite" Lars with his kind wife were joining us! (on the right)

Some stills:





Time for a delicious lunch all together:







...of course we had a "watch dessert" and loads of Espressi



Our view to a part of the harbour site.

Luciano was sporting a vintage prototype which is published in the Negretti book "Panerai Historia", page 41:






The visit of the Accademia Navale was a very interesting part of our programme.
Thanks again to Marco Gigantesco, who made it possible that our civil group was able to visit the military installation.
Hospitality was great, a very interesting tour too.

Thanks for looking. To be continued...
Volker


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May 22nd, 2008, 12:24 pm #13

Hi all,

continue my personal report with the activities of last saturday in Livorno/Italy during the VIII Meeting Club Panerai.




Weather turned into rain, but mood was still good. The Lonan Ranger and Marc, before we hit the bus to Livorno.





Arrived at the Naval Academy. Our group was walking towards the main building where we were about to be welcomed.



In the center 2nd Commander of the Naval Academy, C.V. Alberto Bianchi and on the right our friend 1st Doctor Marco Gigantesco,
who made our visit possible. Grazie Marco!



After we exchanged some gifts to express our thanks for the hospitality and invitation, we went outside to see the training site for the navy cadets.



We enterred the in-house museum, which carries since 1973 historic documents and objects which testify the evolution of the Naval Academy.



The room where the colors of the Cadets's Classes are lined up. The oldest flag (with the shark) is dating to the year 1940.



After the museum, we were able to see actual training installations, e.g. the ship simulator. "Watch out, there's a sub crossing our way!" LOL





The planetary room for astronomical navigation and also modern GPS navigation.

Before we went to have lunch in another section of the naval academy, our group line-up:



Note: also "danish dynamite" Lars with his kind wife were joining us! (on the right)

Some stills:





Time for a delicious lunch all together:







...of course we had a "watch dessert" and loads of Espressi



Our view to a part of the harbour site.

Luciano was sporting a vintage prototype which is published in the Negretti book "Panerai Historia", page 41:






The visit of the Accademia Navale was a very interesting part of our programme.
Thanks again to Marco Gigantesco, who made it possible that our civil group was able to visit the military installation.
Hospitality was great, a very interesting tour too.

Thanks for looking. To be continued...
Volker


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May 22nd, 2008, 12:26 pm #14

Hi all,

continue my personal report with the activities of last saturday in Livorno/Italy during the VIII Meeting Club Panerai.




Weather turned into rain, but mood was still good. The Lonan Ranger and Marc, before we hit the bus to Livorno.





Arrived at the Naval Academy. Our group was walking towards the main building where we were about to be welcomed.



In the center 2nd Commander of the Naval Academy, C.V. Alberto Bianchi and on the right our friend 1st Doctor Marco Gigantesco,
who made our visit possible. Grazie Marco!



After we exchanged some gifts to express our thanks for the hospitality and invitation, we went outside to see the training site for the navy cadets.



We enterred the in-house museum, which carries since 1973 historic documents and objects which testify the evolution of the Naval Academy.



The room where the colors of the Cadets's Classes are lined up. The oldest flag (with the shark) is dating to the year 1940.



After the museum, we were able to see actual training installations, e.g. the ship simulator. "Watch out, there's a sub crossing our way!" LOL





The planetary room for astronomical navigation and also modern GPS navigation.

Before we went to have lunch in another section of the naval academy, our group line-up:



Note: also "danish dynamite" Lars with his kind wife were joining us! (on the right)

Some stills:





Time for a delicious lunch all together:







...of course we had a "watch dessert" and loads of Espressi



Our view to a part of the harbour site.

Luciano was sporting a vintage prototype which is published in the Negretti book "Panerai Historia", page 41:






The visit of the Accademia Navale was a very interesting part of our programme.
Thanks again to Marco Gigantesco, who made it possible that our civil group was able to visit the military installation.
Hospitality was great, a very interesting tour too.

Thanks for looking. To be continued...
Volker


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May 22nd, 2008, 12:47 pm #15

Hi all,

continue my personal report with the activities of last saturday in Livorno/Italy during the VIII Meeting Club Panerai.




Weather turned into rain, but mood was still good. The Lonan Ranger and Marc, before we hit the bus to Livorno.





Arrived at the Naval Academy. Our group was walking towards the main building where we were about to be welcomed.



In the center 2nd Commander of the Naval Academy, C.V. Alberto Bianchi and on the right our friend 1st Doctor Marco Gigantesco,
who made our visit possible. Grazie Marco!



After we exchanged some gifts to express our thanks for the hospitality and invitation, we went outside to see the training site for the navy cadets.



We enterred the in-house museum, which carries since 1973 historic documents and objects which testify the evolution of the Naval Academy.



The room where the colors of the Cadets's Classes are lined up. The oldest flag (with the shark) is dating to the year 1940.



After the museum, we were able to see actual training installations, e.g. the ship simulator. "Watch out, there's a sub crossing our way!" LOL





The planetary room for astronomical navigation and also modern GPS navigation.

Before we went to have lunch in another section of the naval academy, our group line-up:



Note: also "danish dynamite" Lars with his kind wife were joining us! (on the right)

Some stills:





Time for a delicious lunch all together:







...of course we had a "watch dessert" and loads of Espressi



Our view to a part of the harbour site.

Luciano was sporting a vintage prototype which is published in the Negretti book "Panerai Historia", page 41:






The visit of the Accademia Navale was a very interesting part of our programme.
Thanks again to Marco Gigantesco, who made it possible that our civil group was able to visit the military installation.
Hospitality was great, a very interesting tour too.

Thanks for looking. To be continued...
Volker


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I looked back and read through the others last night...definitely a very special GTG...even Asi looks years younger

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May 22nd, 2008, 1:05 pm #16

Hi all,

continue my personal report with the activities of last saturday in Livorno/Italy during the VIII Meeting Club Panerai.




Weather turned into rain, but mood was still good. The Lonan Ranger and Marc, before we hit the bus to Livorno.





Arrived at the Naval Academy. Our group was walking towards the main building where we were about to be welcomed.



In the center 2nd Commander of the Naval Academy, C.V. Alberto Bianchi and on the right our friend 1st Doctor Marco Gigantesco,
who made our visit possible. Grazie Marco!



After we exchanged some gifts to express our thanks for the hospitality and invitation, we went outside to see the training site for the navy cadets.



We enterred the in-house museum, which carries since 1973 historic documents and objects which testify the evolution of the Naval Academy.



The room where the colors of the Cadets's Classes are lined up. The oldest flag (with the shark) is dating to the year 1940.



After the museum, we were able to see actual training installations, e.g. the ship simulator. "Watch out, there's a sub crossing our way!" LOL





The planetary room for astronomical navigation and also modern GPS navigation.

Before we went to have lunch in another section of the naval academy, our group line-up:



Note: also "danish dynamite" Lars with his kind wife were joining us! (on the right)

Some stills:





Time for a delicious lunch all together:







...of course we had a "watch dessert" and loads of Espressi



Our view to a part of the harbour site.

Luciano was sporting a vintage prototype which is published in the Negretti book "Panerai Historia", page 41:






The visit of the Accademia Navale was a very interesting part of our programme.
Thanks again to Marco Gigantesco, who made it possible that our civil group was able to visit the military installation.
Hospitality was great, a very interesting tour too.

Thanks for looking. To be continued...
Volker


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May 22nd, 2008, 1:07 pm #17

I looked back and read through the others last night...definitely a very special GTG...even Asi looks years younger

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May 22nd, 2008, 1:07 pm #18

Hi all,

continue my personal report with the activities of last saturday in Livorno/Italy during the VIII Meeting Club Panerai.




Weather turned into rain, but mood was still good. The Lonan Ranger and Marc, before we hit the bus to Livorno.





Arrived at the Naval Academy. Our group was walking towards the main building where we were about to be welcomed.



In the center 2nd Commander of the Naval Academy, C.V. Alberto Bianchi and on the right our friend 1st Doctor Marco Gigantesco,
who made our visit possible. Grazie Marco!



After we exchanged some gifts to express our thanks for the hospitality and invitation, we went outside to see the training site for the navy cadets.



We enterred the in-house museum, which carries since 1973 historic documents and objects which testify the evolution of the Naval Academy.



The room where the colors of the Cadets's Classes are lined up. The oldest flag (with the shark) is dating to the year 1940.



After the museum, we were able to see actual training installations, e.g. the ship simulator. "Watch out, there's a sub crossing our way!" LOL





The planetary room for astronomical navigation and also modern GPS navigation.

Before we went to have lunch in another section of the naval academy, our group line-up:



Note: also "danish dynamite" Lars with his kind wife were joining us! (on the right)

Some stills:





Time for a delicious lunch all together:







...of course we had a "watch dessert" and loads of Espressi



Our view to a part of the harbour site.

Luciano was sporting a vintage prototype which is published in the Negretti book "Panerai Historia", page 41:






The visit of the Accademia Navale was a very interesting part of our programme.
Thanks again to Marco Gigantesco, who made it possible that our civil group was able to visit the military installation.
Hospitality was great, a very interesting tour too.

Thanks for looking. To be continued...
Volker


representin' the DNA of Panerai
Thank you!!


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Joined: August 22nd, 2004, 8:39 am

May 22nd, 2008, 1:38 pm #19

Hi all,

continue my personal report with the activities of last saturday in Livorno/Italy during the VIII Meeting Club Panerai.




Weather turned into rain, but mood was still good. The Lonan Ranger and Marc, before we hit the bus to Livorno.





Arrived at the Naval Academy. Our group was walking towards the main building where we were about to be welcomed.



In the center 2nd Commander of the Naval Academy, C.V. Alberto Bianchi and on the right our friend 1st Doctor Marco Gigantesco,
who made our visit possible. Grazie Marco!



After we exchanged some gifts to express our thanks for the hospitality and invitation, we went outside to see the training site for the navy cadets.



We enterred the in-house museum, which carries since 1973 historic documents and objects which testify the evolution of the Naval Academy.



The room where the colors of the Cadets's Classes are lined up. The oldest flag (with the shark) is dating to the year 1940.



After the museum, we were able to see actual training installations, e.g. the ship simulator. "Watch out, there's a sub crossing our way!" LOL





The planetary room for astronomical navigation and also modern GPS navigation.

Before we went to have lunch in another section of the naval academy, our group line-up:



Note: also "danish dynamite" Lars with his kind wife were joining us! (on the right)

Some stills:





Time for a delicious lunch all together:







...of course we had a "watch dessert" and loads of Espressi



Our view to a part of the harbour site.

Luciano was sporting a vintage prototype which is published in the Negretti book "Panerai Historia", page 41:






The visit of the Accademia Navale was a very interesting part of our programme.
Thanks again to Marco Gigantesco, who made it possible that our civil group was able to visit the military installation.
Hospitality was great, a very interesting tour too.

Thanks for looking. To be continued...
Volker


representin' the DNA of Panerai
Thank you for sharing...

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Joined: July 14th, 2005, 3:58 pm

May 22nd, 2008, 2:01 pm #20

I looked back and read through the others last night...definitely a very special GTG...even Asi looks years younger

Upstate New York
Looking forward to the next time we get together

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