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The Best Cruise Italy Has To Offer

For many travel enthusiasts seeing Rome is an adventure that cannot be topped. But that opinion is certain to change when word gets out about the Celebrity Edge cruise of the Amalfi Coast and the Greek Isles. Read more [...]

The Shipwreck in Italy: Boat Filled with African Migrants Sinks Near Italian Coast; Over 100 Dead

Over one hundred African migrants are dead and many more are missing after a boat carrying up to 500 people sank off the coast of Lampedusa, an Italian island between the coastline of West Africa and Sicily. An ongoing operation by the Italian Coast Guard has saved at least 150 people, who have been brought to Lampedusa's main port, which has the facilities to treat them. Read more [...]

How Huge Cruise Ships are Ruining Venice, According to Venetians

Imagine spending a day in Venice, Italy. You are walking near the shore, in front of Doge's Palace, enjoying the warm Italian sun. Suddenly, though, the sun is blocked by an enormous cruise ship that towers over the city as it slowly sails through the Giudecca Canal. If this image concerns you, you are not alone, as many residents of Venice are growing increasingly irritated by and concerned about the near-constant flow of huge cruise ships that sail into the ancient Italian city. Read more [...]

Transcript of Emergency Call Between Italian Coast Guard and Cruise Ship Costa Concordia Captain Francesco Schettino

By now everyone is aware of the cruise ship disaster that occurred a few days ago when the Costa Concordia, a ship owned by Carnival, ran aground off the Port of Livorno. What you may not be aware of is the complete cowardice of the captain, Captain Francesco Schettino, in abandoning ship when hundreds remained on board the capsizing ocean liner, and refusing a Coast Guard order to get back on his ship. Here is the full transcript of the call between a frantic and furious Italian Coast Guard officer, and Schettino Read more [...]