Late last night the cruise liner was raised upright onto a specially created underwater platform in the biggest salvage operation of its kind ever.
Thirty-two people died when the ship got into difficulties and became partially submerged off the Tuscan coast 20 months ago.
The water will now be pumped from the hull so the vessel can be floated and towed away for demolition.
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See a timelapse video of the operation