Amongst the abundance of events being organised along the Adriatic Coast this summer, some of the most interesting ones will be taking place in Porto Montenegro – one of the most attractive summer destinations in the Mediterranean. Offering a wide variety of entertainment for residents, visitors and marina guests, Porto Montenegro it’s an exciting place to be all summer long.
Early July the Naval Heritage Collection invited guests to a drinks reception and open night to explore the restored submarine P-821Hero, part of the former Yugoslav war fleet. Those who explored its internal chambers got a glimpse of what life was like as a submariner and the unique opportunity to experience the innermost workings of this lethal and complex, amazing 50 meters long warship.
Throughout July an exhibition of world-renowned avant-garde artists will also take place at the NHC museum. With focus on futurism and pop-art, ‘From Futurism to the Contemporary Art’ organised by the MICRO galleries of Rome, combines the biggest names of these styles including Schifano, Festa, Angeli, Kounellis, Pascali, Rotella, Maselli and Andy Warhol (his iconic works Flowers, Red Lenin, Cospiracy and Dallas). An artistic installation of Dennis Oppenheim Gathering and work of Roy Lichtenstein are also a part of the display, who substantiality characterise the works of artists such as Danilo Bucchi, Cristiano Petrucci, Fabrizio Campanella, Michele Cossyra, Patricia Pre, Elio Varuna, Riccardo Fiore Pittari, Giuliano Giganti, Giampistone, Elia Li Gioi, Gabriels and Cant, founder of the artistic movement Najs. Contemporary Montenegrin reflection of the avant-garde is marked by sculptures of Adin Radoster, Zeljko Reljic and Vlatka Vujosevic.
This year 24 hours of elegance has moved from Belgrade to the Montenegrin coast. During the programme on July 13th and 14th Porto Montenegro will be hosting Luxury Saloon events, which will take place in the exclusive Regent apartments. Visitors will be introduced to some of the most luxurious international brands, such as Sciamat (hand sewn Italian suits), Ducal (masters of premium handcrafted shoes), Clive Christian (luxurious perfumes, with precious rare ingredients), TAG Heuer watches (latest Masterpiece Collection, which represents perfection of the watch creation art, and has won prestigious awards at this year’s fair in Geneva), Urban Sea (luxurious materials for interior and yachts), Lotusier (authentic, hand-crafted items for the house) and many others. After a day filled with luxury and elegance, guests can enjoy a glass of Moët & Chandon on the terrace of the Regent.
Another important event this summer will be the Mercedes-Benz Style Pavillon, in loco at Porto Montenegro from 27 July – 11 August after a 22 country tour. Amongst other Mercedes-Benz Style products, Silver Arrows Marine are giving visitors a sneak preview of their forthcoming all brand new 14metres Granturismo motor yacht, first launched at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2012, before it finally arrives in the marina in 2014. Free admission.
Wrapping up the summer in style, Porto Montenegro will host its very own Food Festival from 26- 27 August when the marina’s five restaurants, wine bar, crew bar and ice cream parlour will offer promotional menus, tasting experiences and masterclasses on everything from the perfect pizza dough to mixing classic cocktails. This will also be a unique opportunity to sample some of the region’s local delicacies against the dramatic backdrop of the Boka Bay.