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One of the few remaining historical naval finds in Italy can be found near Ponte Isabella, the bridge located in Parco Valentino in Turin: the Andrea Provana submarine, named after the Piedmontese Admiral who fought in the battle of Lepanto in 1571.

The submarine was built by Cesare Laurenti in 1915 at the Fiat shipyard in La Spezia and, a few months later, a week before the end of the First World War, it was put into service, not to take part in military actions, but to train the students of the Livorno Naval Academy.

The submarine was used until 1927, but when the right-hand thermal motor exploded, due to the fact that it had become obsolete, several people were injured and the decision was made not to repair it.

During the World Exhibition of 1928, the central part of the submarine was brought to the Piedmontese capital as part of the Royal Naval Exhibition. Then, five years later, it was bought by the Associazione Marinai, which placed it near its headquarters on the banks of the River Po, where it can still be found today.

Parco del Valentino
Corso Massimo d'Azeglio
10126 torino TO