Can anybody identify this 3-engine flying boat moored on the ramp?

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This is very likely to be a Savoia-Marchetti S.66

The front view is unmistakable (and pretty unique).

Here's another angle of it, almost certainly moored at the same place

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    $\begingroup$ @ZeissIkon Almost everything designed by the Italians is distinctive ;) $\endgroup$
    – Jamiec
    Commented May 5, 2022 at 12:12
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    $\begingroup$ @Tiger Instead of thanking in comments, you should accept an answer. Have a look at the tour. $\endgroup$
    – Bianfable
    Commented May 5, 2022 at 17:18
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    $\begingroup$ @quietflyer The dock itself in the foreground definitely seems to match. You can even see that grate to the left of it in both shots. It's harder to match the far shore, because a small change of angle gives you a completely different view, and it's likely a different focal length on the lens to boot, an effect magnified by distance. I'd say the 2nd photo is pointed slightly to the right of the first, based on that sandbar in both shots, and the bridge, more visible in the 2nd shot than the first. $\endgroup$ Commented May 5, 2022 at 20:46
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    $\begingroup$ (background reference point) $\endgroup$
    – user21228
    Commented May 5, 2022 at 21:21
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    $\begingroup$ @qqjkztd The bridge does match up $\endgroup$
    – Bergi
    Commented May 5, 2022 at 22:18

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