Italian Narnia Fans: Win a Trip to Sail on the Dawn Treader

If you are from Italy, boy do we have a story for you. National Geographic and Fox are teaming up to give two lucky winners (one between 12 and 16 years old) a five days trip aboard a replicated Dawn Treader sailing from the Atlantic Ocean to the English Channel around the United Kingdom. We assume this ship is the historic ship ‘Matthew’ that we reported on last month.

Here is the original story in Italian, but we have a loose translation in English below.

Rome, July 12, 2010 – Even National Geographic Channel supports the launch of the third episode of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, 20th Century Fox that will bring in Italian cinemas on December 10. And it does so with the summer edition of Live Curious Experience: the competition for National Geographic Channel that allows the public to experience first hand the spirit of the channel that always tells the news, exploration and science inviting the public to open up new horizons.

To be won five days aboard a galleon playing Dawn Treader, the ship’s third episode Chronicles of Narnia. Waiting for the two winners (one of them will be a young person between 12 and 16 years) an adventurous journey around the most beautiful coasts of the United Kingdom, rising from the Atlantic to the English Channel during which he will learn the techniques of sailing and compare it to games and competitions inspired by the movie to conquer the “seven swords.” The winner will be followed by the cameras of Sky channel 402 and become the protagonist of pills short broadcast on National Geographic Channel in the coming months.

The competition is simple. Saturday, July 21 at 21:10 National Geographic Channel offers Live Curious: Ghost Ship Enigma a documentary related to the small island of Saba in 2006 where he was found mysterious boat. Discover the secrets of the strange ship, a team of divers accompany us through the wonders of a beautiful paradise whose existence is threatened by man.

Will be sufficient to watch the program and answer the question that will overlay. The viewer will have to enter the site code game received the correct answer and may participate in this way the prize draw.

There is no word yet as to whether or not this competition will be offered to other countries besides Italy, but we’ll definitely keep our eyes and ears open for any more news on this!

Thanks icarus for the heads up!

54 Responses

  1. Mike says:

    This story needs a headline/link to the actual story!

  2. silverPhoenix says:

    Man, I wish I lived in Italy.

  3. narnian resident says:

    too bad i dont live in Italy. i think its cool though that they're looking for one as young as 12. way to make a preteen happy 🙂

  4. Not Of This World says:

    I should now become an Italian Citizen 🙂

  5. Starlily says:

    That is so COOOOOL!!! I can't even describe how amazing it would be to sail on a replicated Dawn Treader for FIVE WHOLE DAYS!! Of course it wouldn't be quite as fun as riding on the real thing, because none of the book characters would be there. But it would still be SPECTACULAR!!

    Unfortunately I can only dream about it, as there's no way I'll make it to Italy. 🙁

  6. Elvira says:

    I AM ITALIAAAAAN!!!!! *__*

  7. AWESOME! I know friends are Italy! i'm sure that they will love to go!

  8. LadyCourage says:

    Oh wow… *is jealous of Italian Narnia fans*

  9. QueenLucy12 says:

    lucky Italian people

  10. Fire Fairy says:

    Meh. I'm too old, not to mention I'm not from Italy…..waaaahhh!!!! :((

  11. Heather says:

    I think I shall move to Italy 8-DHow cool!!!

  12. narniafan#1 says:

    Why don't things like this ever happen for AMERICAN fans?!!!! Rock on Italy!

  13. Pepper Darcy says:

    me too! but I four years too old! =(

  14. Bother Eustace says:

    I'm one fourth Italian, and my last name is Italian, but something tells me that doesn't count. BUMMER! Yet one more reason to wish I lived in Italy.

  15. HighQueen_Of_LanternWaste says:

    I have family there! I should tell them about it. Too bad I don't live there, and that I'm a year too old.

  16. narnianheart says:

    oohh, i wish i lived in Italy!! bummer!!

  17. Puddleglum says:

    Let's see,

    Irish, Polish, German, French, Indian(Canadian), Dutch, English.

    Nope. No Italian. Can't even fake an accent.

  18. daughter of the King says:

    Italy. One more reason to want to go there. But I am curious about this statement: "…compare it to games and competitions inspired by the movie to conquer the "seven swords." Seven swords? Are they talking about VDT???

  19. Me says:

    I am the right age but i don't live in italy, that is a random country to have the comp though.

  20. Follower of Aslan says:

    I believe so. Remember the whole story that the crew of the Treader must find the seven swords of the lost seven lords? To get rid of or reverse some "unfathomable fate"?

    Geeeesh….. for once I'd like to see a Narnia story in it's pure, original, untouched state, without ANY tweaking…. 😛

    But Conga Rats Italians!!! 😀

  21. Elf Maiden Archer of Rivendell says:

    Ahh, man! The lucky Italians! I always wanted to visit Italy, and most especially Rome.

  22. daughter of the King says:

    Yes, I remember that (how could I forget it?), but we haven't heard the phrase "conquer the seven swords" before.

  23. TigerPole says:

    Lucky Italians!

    Since I'm not Italian though, I would like to ask this question.

    Why would Fox NOT show up at Comic Con, OR make a video game, BUT it WILL make up some sort of prize for a country that I don't recall isn't even mentioned in VDT or any Narnia book at all? I mean, does the boat thing bring in all of that much money? A video game would! And so would investing in Comic Con's visitors!
    (B.T.W. I know nothing about Comic Con, other than it is a good place to have up coming films advertised!)

  24. Giuliano La Rocca says:


  25. Not Of This World says:

    🙂 I can (Maby:-)

  26. Knight of the Lion says:

    Lucky you.

  27. QStheG says:

    Don't worry..I'm Russian and in general nothing reaches our country plainly

  28. April says:

    Yup. I am as well. Suddenly I am an italian citizen who is.. uh, 15 years old. ;D! Not an American who is a year too old. LOL!

  29. Fire vein says:


  30. pickle says:

    Awwwwwwwwww……… Why couldn't I be Italian?

  31. Eustace says:

    Too bad I am not Italian and I am too old.

  32. Narnia Ultimate Fan says:

    I'm Italian but I live in Canada!!!!! 🙁

  33. Narnia Ultimate Fan says:

    Forgot to add. I am even the right age.

  34. NarnianFreak says:

    You realize the purpose for the age is because of Lucy and Edmund's ages right? I wish I lived in Italy; I'm the right age (12). =(

  35. Daredevil says:

    Hahaha! A Very Good Point!!

  36. Puddleglum says:

    Bummer that ….Eh?

  37. Alambil and Tarvis says:

    Nooo I don't live in Italy and I'm too old. 🙁 Fox needs to step up their game and do some crazy marketing scheme like this in the U.S.

  38. pselpevensie says:


  39. KingSkandartheJust says:

    arg… Italians. Does it count if your grandpa is Italian even though he doesn't live in Italy? No… =P Most likely not. Sigh. Lucky Ducks.

  40. Anna's Sister says:

    If I wasn't going to turn sixteen in a couple months and I lived in Italy I might have a chance at this!:p

  41. Smaug says:

    Dude! I'm Italian. Don't have sky though…

  42. Lutra's Pearl says:

    I don't think there is an age limit guys. It sounds like there are two categories, one for 12-16, and one for people older. "Waiting for the two winners (ONE of them will be a young person between 12 and 16 years)." That is my understanding of it, please correct me if i am wrong. Keep the story of Aslan alive!!!!

  43. Not Of This World says:

    Off base, but the MLB All Star Game preveiw befor the game was playing the PC music.

  44. simplyphilly says:

    As if you could afford it!

    Oh and other people don't try busting me, cause I know her in real life.

  45. elanor says:

    I love your Duomo! It was so beautiful.

  46. Omac the centaur says:


  47. Omac the centaur says:

    i don't have any italian ether… but i like their food. 🙂 couldn't fake the accent ether. 🙁 i think I'm half Scottish, half a lot of other stuff. 😛

  48. Not Of This World says:

    I am proud to be 1/7th ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!!!! (But no Italiano) 🙁

  49. Hey, no posting rude comments! (this is my real life sister: greekprincess189 on the forum)

  50. I can fake an accent, & I can do different brit ones, Aussie, Kiwi, Indian, Filipino, maybe Hispanic. 😉

  51. I can do French, too, since I have to learn it in school.

  52. Waleed Sajjad Khan says:

    YYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY the Narniaweb home showed my facebook picture in fans!!!!! It's the two snakes curled around a sword with a red background. *Waleed*.

  53. AndreaQ says:

    Nooo! I'm Italian but now it's too late! 🙁

  54. morgana says:

    I freaked out when I watched the promo on sky, I was so happy and I wanted to win but then it said that you had to be between 12 and 16 .. I'm 17! I'm so mad, that's not fair, I mean even people older than 16 love Narnia and want to join these kind of things! What if an old man who grew up with the Narnia stories wanted to live this wonderful experience? He just couldn't because of the age .. I think they should give a chance to everyone, not just young people.
    But anyway this was a great idea, I'm glad Italy did something for the movie!