The Puglia

The military vessel The Puglia, possibly the most striking relic of the Vittoriale, is situated under the Mastio hill. The ship, on which Tommaso Gulli met his death in the waters of Spalato, was donated to d’Annunzio by the Marina Militare in 1923. Transporting it to the Vittoriale turned out to be a particularly arduous task. The prow, symbolically facing the Adriatic and Dalmatia, was adorned with a figurehead depicting a Victory sculpted by Renato Brozzi. Below the deck of the ship, in 2002, the Museum Aboard was set up which houses some precious models of warships of the time from the collection of Amedeo di Savoia, the Duke of Aosta.