Annual meeting of the boatmen of river navigation

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Sunday 17 November 2019 Battaglia Terme will become the capital of the boatmen of river navigation!

More than 100 boatmen, representing their colleagues, will arrive from all the Italian river cities for the annual meeting. This year the meeting will be in Battaglia Terme on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the inauguration of the local Museum of River Navigation, a jewel of European level.

The barcari meet on Sunday, November 17, at Battaglia Terme for a moment of joyful sharing of experiences and conviviality, at the end of the working season.

The public can meet the barcari in the morning, during the ceremonies and the visit to the Museum, according to the following program:

8.45 a.m. Arrival of the boatmen at the Inps Park of Battaglia Terme;
9.15 a.m. Homage to St Giovanni Nepomuceno, patron saint of the boatmen;
9.30 a.m. Inauguration of the Monument to the Medieval Battaglia Canal;
10.00 a.m. Boarding, Navigation in the Battaglia Canal;
11.00 a.m. Landing at the Museum of River Navigation, Tribute to Italian Sailors, Visit to the Museum;
12.00 p.m. Boarding and transfer to the Bachelet Centre;
1.00 p.m. Lunch;
3.00 p.m. Visit to Villa Selvatico;
4.00 p.m. Greetings.
(In case of bad weather or unforeseen events the program may change).


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