Francesco Morosini Naval Military School

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Francesco Morosini Naval Military School
Scuola militare navale Francesco Morosini
Established 1937
Type Military college
Location Venice, Italy
Sports Sailing, Fencing, Swimming, Track and field, Boxing, Basketball, Volleyball
Website www.marina.difesa.it/formazione/istituti/morosini/Pagine/default.aspx

The Francesco Morosini Naval Military School (Italian: Scuola militare navale Francesco Morosini) is a military college founded in 1937 and based in Venice. Boys and girls of an age between 15 and 18 years old can attend the last three years of high school here. The military education of cadets is provided by officers of the Italian Navy.

Many kind of sports are practiced in the school: sailing, rowing, swimming, track and field, basketball, volleyball and others.

History[edit]

A naval boarding school was established in Venice in 1937, and it was named "Collegio Navale della Gioventù Italiana del Littorio". It aimed to encourage young men to engage in activities related to the sea and to prepare them to enroll in the Regia Marina. In 1945, after Italy's defeat in World War II the School was closed. In 1961, the boarding school opened again and it was named after doge Francesco Morosini. It allowed boys to attend here the last three years of high school. In 1998, the School obtained military status and it was therefore renamed "Scuola Navale Militare Francesco Morosini". In 2009, girls were allowed to attend the School.

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