Room 2

Room II

Zavatti and the Polar Expeditions

Room II continues to tell the story of the great polar explorations with the events of General Umberto Nobile

Room II

Zavatti and the Polar Expeditions

In the wake of the Room I, where the organization of a polar expedition and the great enterprise of Abruzzi’s Duke were showed, the Room II of the Polar Museum carries on with the history of the great polar expeditions by telling the General Umberto Nobile stories and the scientific expeditions of Silvio Zavatti to the poles. In the first showcase some rare relics of the airship "Italia", tricolour flag strips that adorned the cockpit of the airship "Norge", and flight helmets of Umberto Nobile (given by Nobile family witnessing the great friendship between the General and Silvio Zavatti) are showed. In the second showcase some instrumentations (compasses, movie camera and photo camera) of Silvio Zavatti, an album with pictures shooted by Zavatti during his expeditions, the first number of the magazine Il Polo and the Polar Geographical atlas, published by Zavatti itself are preserved. Moreover, a model of the ship "Polar Star" with which the Abruzzi Duke reached the ices of the North Pole is also showed in this Room.
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