VelaFestival, luxury comes by boat in Genoa

How about a boat trip in April off the coast of Liguria?  The suggestion comes from the most prestigious event for sailing lovers, the TAG Heuer VelaFestival in Genoa, from 10th to 13th April.

We will take you on a journey to discover what you’ll find in the city of the Lighthouse (the lantern is an icon of Genoa: an expo, a festival, a small village with shopping area, dining area and a stage for concerts and celebrations.

Yachts expo in Genoa

Yachts, sailing and other exclusive things in Genoa

The appetizing “cocktail” prepared by VelaFestival is a combination of meetings with the best sailors in the world, expo of the latest products by shipyards, the boat show dedicated to the historic boats, the chance to join workshops and practical, then get relax in an exclusive location overlooking the sea.

There are various ways to get to VelaFestival: The airport is only at 8 km there are indoor and outdoor parking for those arriving by car and the railway station Genova Brignole is just at 1 km from the venue, furthermore the yachtsmen could free moor their own boat at the dock and follow all the events.


The most involving experience is to go aboard historic boats, discovering their secrets and watching closely the style and features of boats that have a long tradition. Equally interesting is the chance to go aboard the most prestigious boats in the world, ranging from the smallest of 3 meters to 25 meters.

Besides here you can ask for information about renting a boat and get advices from experienced sailors on routes to travel in Italy. The tens structure hosting the festival also features a stage where are held meetings, award ceremonies and parties with live music and DJ sets, as on Saturday 12th April, when there will be a party with a video event related to sailing until 2:00 am.

About the historical boat expo, we suggest you to take advantage to visit boat as Wianno Senior, Vento di Sardegna , the schooner Pandora, the brig of 60 meters Nave Italia and America, from which it derives the name of the most famous sailing trophy in the world.

Chronographs for demanding travelers

TAG Heuer is the official partner of the event, a Swiss brand inspired by water sports for its watches. The watch in the picture worn by Leonardo Di Caprio is the TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500M Calibre, a symbol of the festival because it will be awarded to all the winners of the prizes.


This chronograph is distinguished by its ceramic bezel, water resistance to 500 meters, black dial with horizontal lines, the decompression valve for the automatic release of helium and a date window. The case is in steel 43mm and the bracelet has a double safety clasp, in other words, a jewel that offers maximum strength when you are on board your boat.

Visit Genoa and Velafestival and savor the feeling of a unique event dedicated to those who keep the sea in their own heart.

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