Lerici Reads the Sea, the largest review of seafaring literature and culture kicks off tomorrow

At 5 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, September 18, 2015, the seventh edition of Lerici Reads the Sea launches. Symbolically breaking the auspicious bottle on the prow of the Gulf of Poets maritime literature and culture review
will be Leonardo Paoletti, mayor of Lerici; Bernardo Ratti, president of Società Marittima di Mutuo Soccorso; Luisa Nardone, tourism councilor; and Lorenzo Forcieri, president of La Spezia Port Authority.


Immediately afterwards at 5:30 p.m. in Calata Mazzini the little racers of the Erix club will unfurl the sails for the traditional Regatina. For adults at 6:30 p.m., the play based on the book Stories of Ships and Princesses Who Never Returned by Massimo Minella. An intersection of voice and sound to trace almost half a century of history. Massimo Minella’s words and Franco Piccolo’s sounds bring to life the stories of two steamships, the “Princess Iolanda” and the “Princess Mafalda,” and with them the troubled lives of the two princesses of the House of Savoy.

At 9 p.m., Valerio Massimo Manfredi, an archaeologist and writer, will take the stage and guide the audience to discover the sea myths and heroes of antiquity. From early afternoon it will be possible to make reservations at the Open Sea Library in Garibaldi Square for Saturday and Sunday sailings with the writers on the schooner Holofernes and the ketch Lady Lauren. Boardings are free but reservations are required.

The boats will host for the “Night of the Little Sea Wolves,” a group of children who will be able to experience night sailing and a night at anchorage, including sea stories and seafaring games. Boarding at the ferry docks 7 pm. For last minute registrations show up at the Sea Library. In Garibaldi Square, in addition to the traditional library, to visit “SEA OF LIGURIA” photography exhibition by Circolo fotografico sarzanese and “COLORI DI RIVIERA,” painting exhibition. And for the little ones, a special area with strictly seafaring games and entertainment.



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