FLORENCE, ITALY – The Italian region of Tuscany invites tourists to visit the shipwrck island of Costa Concordia, Isola del Giglio. “We will ensure that the island of Giglio is favoured in our campaigns but the main promotion is for everyone to make a gesture of love by going to Giglio,” said Cristina Scaletti, head of Tuscany’s tourism department.
Local officials have said they are worried that tourist numbers will dip this year and that the island’s image will be associated with the tragedy. Isola del Giglio is part of the Tuscan archipelago, a nature reserve and marine sanctuary. But the possible risk of pollution fears autohorties and tour operators.