To mark the 70th anniversary of the Italian Republic's birth, Costa Cruises is staging a series of events in celebration of Italian style onboard its ships, which all fly Italy’s national flag, the Tricolore.

A symbol of Italian-made excellence, Costa will be hosting receptions in honor of the Festa della Repubblica, organized by the Italian embassies in Denmark and Norway on two ships in its fleet: the first event was be held in Copenhagen on May 28, Saturday onboard Costa Favolosa, while the second will be taking place on Costa Pacifica in Oslo today, May 30.

Costa Favolosa


The 2016 celebrations are of particular significance because this year is the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Italian Republic; accordingly, the two Costa ships will be the venues for cultural exchanges designed to promote Italian taste and excellence with the local community. Celebrations in Copenhagen, in the presence of Italian Ambassador Stefano Queirolo Palmas and local government representatives, highlighted the extraordinary preference of Danish public for tourism to Italy and for Italian most iconic products. As part of the festivities in Oslo, Costa Pacifica will welcome onboard the main Italian brands operating in Norway.

In attendance will be the Italian Ambassador Giorgio Novello, who will use the occasion to announce the start of an important road show intended to support Italian excellence in Norway: the project will embrace towns and cities like Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, Bodø, Trondheim and Ålesund, and there will also be initiatives arranged in Italy with the involvement of companies and organizations that have long-established dealings with Norway.

In addition to the events in Copenhagen and Oslo, Costa Cruises will celebrate June 2 with all its cruise guests onboard its ships: the program includes a menu dedicated to and inspired by the Tricolore, based on traditional recipes from different regions of Italy, as well as the playing of the national anthem.