In May 2019 the Italian Ports Association (Assoporti) launched the initiative “Italian Port Days – Opening Port Life and Culture to People”, in an effort to disclose port culture and identity among local citizens. This coordinated action, included visits and cultural activities organized by 11 Port Network Authorities, including AIVP members such as Venice, Genoa, Livorno La Spezia, Trieste or Naples. For the first time, the main 20 Italian ports opened its doors during the same period, May 15 to May 22, allowing locals to look behind the walls that often separate ports from cities. The event brought approximately 20,000 visitors to harbour areas, expanding the visibility of previous initiatives already developed in ports like Livorno or Venice.