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Since 2006, "L'Aquilone" carries "Sea Therapy" with medical and paramedical support, using the facilities of the Association and the synergies created over the years, to make possible the realization of a high social value Project.
The sea, in addition to being a natural element, biologically, essential, is to man a passion. Navigation is a strong incentive for the construction of a strong and confident character of himself. The sea is, therefore, an exceptional setting and the opportunity to live on the boat, as protagonists, is an effective way, a rehabilitation therapy and training, as well as enhancement of the person.
The beneficiaries of the Project: Day Center "Camelot" - Department of Mental Health Asp5 (Messina); "ANFFAS"; the Association "Down syndrome" (Messina) and other voluntary associations participating with their disabilities and their families. Association partners "L'Aquilone" non-profit organization for the realization of the Project: Porto - Look Coast of Messina, the Italian Naval League sect. Messina, Volunteer Coast Guard, "Pegaso Messina", "Il Centauro" and other non-profit associations.


Looking at the Strait of Messina to admire the sea and the coast of Calabria, in a unique view of the world, as if to touch with a finger. Fishing boats in a blue and clean sea, crossed by currents. A thrill that will leave you breathless for the beauty and for all those who love this spectacular vision remains kidnapped and fascinated by the mysterious energy.
The Strait of Messina connects the Tyrrhenian Sea with the Ionian Sea, divides Sicily from Calabria. In the narrowest part, it is off about 3.2 km. The depths vary from 2,000 meters (in both Seas) down to the lowest point between Ganzirri-Punta Pezzo where we find the shallower depths (80-120 m). In the seas, tides generate currents. The water displacement speed can be up to a maximum of 20 km / h. The alternating current and intense, the low temperature and the abundance of nitrogen and phosphorus salts, determine the availability of a large amount of plankton. The chemical characteristics of the waters of the Strait determine an extraordinary ecosystem, unique in the Mediterranean.
The seabed is enriched by a wide variety of shapes and colors to the abundance of Attinie, Madrepora and Corals. Fish species are well represented by groupers, bream, snapper, amberjack and Castagnole. During the summer, the characteristics boats called "feluccas" capture "Swordfish". From the point of view of the wildlife, the Strait of Messina has always been considered the Paradise of zoologists.


The rich history of shipping on the Straits of Messina and the many legends that have followed.
Mythology tells of Scylla and Charybdis, two sea monsters who have destroyed the ships that were sailing. Scylla was a beautiful nymph who was turned into a sea monster with twelve feet and six heads, in which three rows of teeth protruding mouths that devoured sailors. Charybdis sucked seawater and spat three times a day with such violence against passing ships. In the Odyssey, Odysseus is said to have crossed the Straits of Messina to challenge Scylla and Charybdis, and covered his ears with wax caps to avoid being swallowed up by the sirens that attract sailors with their sensual singing.
The legend tells of a Fata Morgana in a chariot drawn by seven horses, which deceived the sailors with a mirage.
Another legend tells of Nicola, nicknamed Colapesce for its ability to move in the water. Colapesce, in one of his dives, he saw one of the three pillars, which support the island of Sicily, dilapidated, so he decided to support his land and not return to the surface.


The Strait of Messina waters attract swimmers of all parts of the world. July 27, 2016, there was a beneficial Crossing in favor of the Association "L'Aquilone", which has seen starring the little American of 11 years, Tancrede Roy Boston (USA), accompanied by Isabelle mom, from dad Stephen and professional swim coach, assisted by the legendary "seaman" John Fiannacca of "the Colapesce I".
Thanks to the Roy family, the Project "A sea to... Living without Barriers", the Association "L'Aquilone" non-profit organization, has been enriched by "Tancrede Swim Challenge ... the challenge of a daily challenge for life", to remember the discomfort that people with disabilities have to face not only for one day, but for life. An event of international scope that has had a major donation by the Roy Family Association "L'Aquilone".
Has started, therefore, an important path near the Strait of Messina, that of crossing for benefits purposes, with the involvement of anyone who might make an important support for the realization of Projects dedicated to the handicapped, to give a smile to those who are less fortunate in life.

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