Concordia righting restores Italy's image says Letta
'We have turned the page,' premier says17 September, 16:49
The January 2012 accident, which cost 32 lives, has been widely attributed to a reckless manoeuvre by the ship's captain, Francesco Schettino, dubbed 'captain coward' for abandoning ship. He denies the accusations.
The global media also used the Concordia as a symbol for Italy veering off course amid political and economic woes. "We have proved that Italians can shoulder heavy responsibilities," Letta said.