Discover «LaZigoela»… flagship boat, belonging to the “Compagnia delle Vele Latine” Association.
A piece of tradition
A piece of tradition
The historic origins of Leudo are lost in time. A Sailing Vessel mainly used for transporting of different types of goods in the Mediterranean Sea.
A Traditional Vessel able to operate both on the high sea and close to the beach. Since immemorial time the leudo was able to reach the shore, even with a full cargo in adverse weather conditions and when harbours were unavailable.
LaZigoela is the only one of 9 Leudi in the Mediterranean Sea, which still sails in the Ligurian Sea and is the flagship boat of the “Compagnia delle Vele Latine” Association.
The Association, founded on March 8, 2004, has the purpose of promoting and disseminating the Mediterranean seafaring culture. Affiliate, coordinate all those who carry out safeguarding, conservative restoration and recovery of vintage or traditional Latin sail boats, organize conferences, gatherings, promote sporting and cultural initiatives related to nautical and seafaring activities, defense and protection of the environment marine.
When you choose LaZigoela, you help keep tradition alive.
In particular, LaZigoela carries out a work of dissemination and knowledge of the territory of the Gulf of Poets and the Cinque Terre, starting from the sea, also involving guests in the discovery of local flavors and the culture of the villages.
Starting from educational activities with children to experiential ones that generate emotion.
The Leudo has the charm of an old-fashioned Vessel. The quintessence of the Italian Navy history and the flourishing maritime trade. Dedicated mainly to the transport of wine, salt, olive oil, in the quadrilateral of Liguria, Toscana, Sardegna, Corsica.
Today there are just 9 existing vessels still navigating in the Mediterranean Sea.
A Vintage boat with its lateen sail was designed primarily for the transportation of the local wine. And thanks to its experienced and well trained crew, it re-evokes the tradition every day.