International Exhibition of Marine and Maritime Hygiene

The International exhibition of marine and maritime hygiene was a world's fair held in Genoa in 1914.[1]

International exhibition of marine and maritime hygiene
BIE-classUnrecognized exposition
NameInternational exhibition of marine and maritime hygiene
AreaPiazza della Vittoria
Opening23 May 1914
Closure15 December 1914
PreviousExposition universelle et internationale (1913) in Ghent
NextPanama–Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco


The fair was held between May 23 1914[2] and 15 December 1914[1] with the aim of showing life in Italian colonies.[1]

The fair was opened by Vittorio Emanuele III and Queen Elena.[1]


The overall design of the fair was by Gino Coppedè.[3] There were 1200 exhibitors from all continents.[3]

There were displays from the colonies of Eritrea, Somalia, Cyrenaica and Tripolitania[4] and one about the economics of the territories in Africa.[4]

In addition to individual colonies there was a stadium,[5] a copy of the Galata Tower (which had been built when Galata was a Republic of Genoa colony) and a mosque.


A monorail and a cable car were both built for the exhibition,[3] with the monorail, known as Telfer, continuing to run until 1918.

See also


  1. "Genova 101 anni fa, un altro mondo… | LETTERE DAL MONDO" (in Italian). Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  2. "Esposizione Igiene, Marina e Colonie, 1914" (in Italian). Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  3. "L'Esposizione Internazionale di Genova del 1914: la mostra -" (in Italian). Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  4. "Esposizioni coloniali. su Wrnzla" (in Italian). Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  5. "La Mostra sull'Expo' 1914 - Centro Congressi Genova" (in Italian). Retrieved 31 December 2016.
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