International Nautical Salon of Venice Festival of the Sea 2008
From 08 March 2008 to 16 March 2008
For this seventh edition, the Salone is wearing new clothes. It is taking advantage of the name "Festival of the Sea", which indicates a celebration of the marine world, suited to the public at large, particularly attractive for sector operators.The fascinating frame naturally pro-posed by the city also facilitates the transformation of the appointment into an opportunity to get to know the principal themes linked to the nautical world: business, history, luxury seafaring, new technology, ecology, nautical tourism. The exposition areas spread out over various parts of Venice: the Marittima, which hosts the principal shipyards and exhibitors; the Molino Stucky Hilton, a splendid, recently restored building, which will be the seat of "Passion, Yachts & Emotion": an event dedicated to pleasure and luxury. And once again, it will be possible to visit the Arsenal, that historic Venetian monument which, last year, hosted old ships and crafts vessels.Last but not least, from a collaboration with Vega was born the idea of involving university research institutes in a comparison of the new high tech instruments which may be applied to nautical sciences.