Well-known Russian training ship Sedov sailed up in Genoa, Italy. Last time Sedov visited Genoa in 1992 during Columbus 500 Regatta.
Genoa is known as a town where Columbus was born. The regatta was devoted to 500th anniversary of Columbus's first voyage to the New World. Columbus 500 Regatta gathered large amount of sailing training ships from all over the world.
According to The New York Times, the ships of Operation Sail's parade in New York came in all shapes and sizes, from Russian 399-foot Sedov (here it had been published that Sedov remained Latvian. Meanwhile in 1991 the barque was handed over to Murmansk State Technical University) down to the 30-foot Viking III, a Sea Explorers ship from Norwalk, Conn.
The New York Times wrote on 3 July 1992: "With a bow to Columbus, the nucleus of the grand fleet started out from Genoa, Italy, and Lisbon in early April and headed to Cadiz, Spain, to pick up more ships. After racing to the Canary Islands, Columbus's last landfall before setting out westward across the Atlantic, the fleet started the second racing leg of the journey, to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The first ship to arrive in New York was Norway's Christian Radich, a comely 240-foot training vessel for Norway's merchant marine, with a crew that includes 36 female and 42 male cadets. The last and, because of prevailing winds, the most difficult part of the race will take place when the ships leave Boston for Liverpool, England, on July 11".
STS Sedov sailed into an old port Antico in Genoa. For thousand years Genoa was a point of connection between northern and southern Europe, and also between Europe and the New World.
In Genoa the ship will recieve sanitary certificate. Next port of call will be Monaco.