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Nov 15th, 2012, 01:48 PM
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In Italy, need answer about Costa Concordia quick

We are in Lucca tonight and tomorrow will be driving to Rome for our departing flight on Saturday. Has anyone gone to see the sunken Costa Concordia? We don't have any plans for tomorrow other than the drive to the airport hotel. Would it be worth it to take the coast road to see the ship? Can you even get near the shore? I googled and I think the ship is at Giglio Porto Italy. Is that right? Has anyone driven there? I know it sounds kind of goulish but how many times can you see a ship on it's side. Thanks for any quick help.
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Nov 15th, 2012, 01:58 PM
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With further research, I realize that Giglio Porto is the island. Can the ship be seen from the coast?
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Nov 15th, 2012, 02:54 PM
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The island is about 10km distant from the mainlalnd; if you ahd the time, you could take the ferry from Porto Santo Stefano:

http://www.comune.isoladelgiglio.gr..../traghetti.pdf
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Nov 15th, 2012, 03:18 PM
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thanks for the reply. We don't have time for the ferry so I guess we will just have to watch on youtube.
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Nov 15th, 2012, 07:30 PM
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I was on Isola Giglio on April 27, 2012. We boarded the Maregiglio ferry from Porto Santo Stefano, which runs (maybe) twice a day to the island; the ferry was slow and took almost one hour. Parking is limited down at the port. So you must find a parking spot, then locate the ticket office, and hang around until the ferry departs. Some people waited two hours.

We had been in Porto Santo Stefano for seven days, and resisted going to Isola Giglio out of respect for the victims of the accident. However, we were leaving on the eighth day and would probably never return to this area, so we decided to go. The island is small. There was a heavy police presence not only on land, but on sea as well including police activity on the ship itself.

It is a solemn place, and as far as I could tell the tourists were respectful. You can walk onto the (rocky) beach where the ship lays on its side without any restrictions or warnings from the police. Yes, people took photos, but there was little talking going on. Im my estimation, from the beach, we were about 50 yards from the Costa Concordia. It's hard to judge from land out to the water.

We needed to eat lunch, so the entire trip took about four hours.
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