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Venice Lights Up In The Red, White & Green For Ferretti Yachts’ 50th

In a full celebration of the arts, entertainment and Italian culture in Venice, Ferretti Yachts recently celebrated their 50th anniversary during a weekend spectacle that saw the Italian yachting giants paint skies of The Floating City in the proud Italian colours of red, white and green. 

Held from the 22nd to 24th of June, the milestone celebration kicked off on Friday, with a stylish and grand gala dinner at the Doge’s Palace, in the midst of some of the world’s best high-art pieces. With a mini-fleet of Ferretti’s yachts berthed outside in the distance, art pieces like the world’s largest canvas in the world, Tintoretto’s Paradise and Veronese’s Triumph Of Venice were among thee string of fine-art pieces enjoyed by all guests at the grand dinner. 

As the evening progressed, the aerobatic demonstration team from the Italian Air Force, known as the Frecce Tricolori (Tricolour Arrows), streamed the skies of Venice in the red, white and green of Italy. The amazing stunt also served as a commemorative gambit to remember the aniversary of the “Battle of the Solstice”, when exactly 100 years ago, in June 1918, the Italian Army heroically resisted the last Austro-Hungarian offensive and during which Major Francesco Baracca, “Asso degli Assi” of the Italian Aviation, lost his life. This is the same man, on who’s fallen plane, rested an upright-standing horse emblem that would go on to inspire Enzo Ferrari’s now iconic, Prancing Horse logo.

Saturday saw guests and visitors treated to an up-close and personal view of the Ferretti fleet in attendance at the Venetian Arsenal, an iconic complex of old shipyards and armories. Among some of the luxury yachts that were moored was the new Ferretti Yachts 670, which was making its world premierre at the 50th celebration. 

It’s basically a 20.2-metre (66 ft) cruiser that exhibits Ferretti’s stellar exterior design skills. Some of its main features are its large flybridge section, with a total area of 25 square metres, along with a bow with a versatile living area that can double into a lounge-like space should a client wish it. There’s also a tastefully-made master suite below deck complete with a handsome study area.

The nostalgia-filled Venetian Arsenal also served as the picturesque setting for another grand feast for that Saturday, which had a special highlight- a performance by renowned Italian singer, Umberto Tozzi, who rolled back the clock with some of his more famous renditions, much to the crowd’s excitement and enjoyment. 

Some other key brands also collaborated with the Italian luxury yachting firm to make its 50th celebrations a brilliant success. Famous names like Emirates, Maserati, The Gritti Palace and even Ferretti Group’s offshoot brand, Riva Yachts, were all present to make the entire affair a memorable and spectacular one.

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