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Note: If you see nothing here about the date of the last update displayed in the Home Page, it means that the update has affected on only minor aspects of the site, as the correction of the style of some text or other minor modifies in the page layout.

 

28 June 2015

 

Added some images in the photo galleries: "Exteriors mix" Pag-2, "The End" Pag.3, "Interiors Raffaello" Pag- 6,7,"Artworks",  "Interiors Michelangelo" Pag-6, "Various" Pag-2,3,4.

 

 

8 August 2013

Added the translation of the statements of the 1st Officer Claudio Suttora and 3rd Officer Gian Filippo Zichiele about the accident of the Michelangelo on April 12, 1966. Added the translations of the statement of the 3rd Officer Gian Filippo Zichiele about the collision of the Raffaello in Algeciras. See pages: Claudio Suttora, Gian Filippo Zichiele.

 

 

22 June 2013

 

Added photos in the photo galleries "Exteriors Raffaello" Pag-3, "Interiors Michelangelo" Pag-6, "Various" Pag-4.

 

 

10 July 2010

 

In the photo gallery "The End" added some photos of the wreck of the Raffaello in the page 2.

 

 

10 April 2009

 

In the section "Stories and reports" added the report of the crew member Giovanni Belfiore about the fire in the engine room of the Raffaello on 25 October 1965.

 

 

14 March 2009

 

In the section "Stories and reports" added the reports of the crew members Gian Filippo Zichiele and Ignazio Blasi, about the accidents of the Michelangelo and Raffaello. In the page of the accident of the Michelangelo, added other 4 photos.

In the gallery "Exteriors Michelangelo" 1 photos added in pag-1 and 4 in pag-4. In the gallery "The End" 1 photo added in pag-2

 

 

29 November 2008

 

In the gallery "Various" 3 photos added in pag-2, 2 in pag-3, 1 in pag-4. In "Interiors Michelangelo" 1 photo added in pag-6.

 

 

18 November 2008

 

In the section "Service Raffaello" added 2 photos in pag-3.

 

 

14 November 2008

 

In the section "Stories and reports" added the exceptional, detailed and unpublished testimony of the First Officer Claudio Suttora, regarding the accident of the Michelangelo on the 12 April 1966 (Unfortunately it is available only in Italian language, but we look for volunteers!). Added also other memories of other crew members.

In the gallery "The End" added 7 photos in pag-2. In "Interiors Raffaello" 2 photos in pag-7, 2 in pag-2 and added the page  "Artworks" with the photos of some artworks of the Raffaello. In "Interiors Michelangelo" added 1 photo in pag-1, 1 in pag-6 and 4 in the page "Artworks". In "Various" added 4 photos in pag-4 and 2 in Model pag-2. Added information about the position of the wreck of the Raffaello, in the section "Service Raffaello" in pag-3.

Updated the page of the Acknowledges.

 

 

1 September 2007

 

4 photos added in the gallery "Interiors Raffaello" in pag-5 and 3 photos in the gallery "The End" in pag-2. 1 photo added in "Various" in pag-4. Added some new information about the wreck of the Raffaello, in the section "Exteriors Raffaello" at the bottom of pag-3. Updated the pages of Links and Acknowledges.

 

 

11 February 2007

 

Comes from Germany the photos of the departure of the Michelangelo from Iran for her final scrapping in Pakistan. See the photo gallery "The End" (and added th epage 2). Added the story of the travel of the passenger Richard A. Volpe.

1 photo added in the gallery "Interiors Michelangelo" in pag-4, 8 photos in pag-6 and 1 in pag-7. In "Interiors Raffaello" added 1 photo in pag-5, 7 photos in pag-6, 1 in pag-7. Added 2 photos in the gallery "Various" in pag-1, 4 photos in pag-2, 6 in pag-3, and 2 in pag-4, some photos moved in the gallery. Added 2 photos in "Exteriors Raffaello" in pag-3. Added 1 photo in "Exteriors Mix" in pag-1. Added 1 photo in "Various" in the page Models1. Updated the pages of Links and Acknowledges.

 

 

5 Settembre 2006

 

1 photo added in the photo gallery "Interiors Michelangelo" in pag-1 and 5 photos added in pag-6. In "Interiors Raffaello" 1 photo added in pag3, 1 in pag-5, 2 in pag-6 and 1 photo moved from pag-3 to pag-2. 3 photos added in "Construction" in pag-2. In "Exteriors Michelangelo" 1 photo added in pag-1 and 2 in pag-3. In "Exteriors Raffaello" 2 photos added in pag-1. In "Various" 3 photos adde in page "models1" and 1 in pag-3. Some information added in the page 3 of the section "Service Raffaello".

 

 

18 December 2005

 

In the photo gallery "The End" 4 very rare photos added. In the gallery "Interiors Michelangelo" and "Exteriors Raffaello" improved the quality of several photos in these sections. In "Interiors Michelangelo" added 2 photos in pag-2, 1 in pag-2, 2 in pag-4, 2 in pag-5, 2 in pag-6. In "Interiors Raffaello" added 2 photos in pag2, 2 in pag-3, 1 in pag-4, 1 in pag-6. In "Exteriors Michelangelo" added 1 photo in pag-3 and 1 in pag-4. In "Exteriors Raffaello" added 3 photos in pag-3. In "Construction" added 1 photo in pag-2. Better rearranged the whole gallery "Various" and added 4 photos. Updated the "Acknowledges" page and 2 news internet links added.

 

 

14 October 2005

 

Added the story from the passenger Mary Milligan. In the "Service Michelangelo" section, on the page "Accident Michelangelo" replaced some photos with highest quality photos provided by Claudio Suttora, the 1st Officer aboard on that crossing. In the photo gallery "Interiors Raffaello" and "Interiors Michelangelo" improved the quality of some images in these sections. In "Interiors Michelangelo" added 1 photo in pag-2. In "Exteriors Raffaello" added 1 photo in pag1. In "Various" added 3 photos in pag-4. In the section "Sightings" updated the page "documentary". Updated the Acknowledges page.

 

 

26 August 2005

 

In the "News" section, in the "About us" page, 1 link added in the bottom of the page.

 

 

13 August 2005

 

In the photo gallery "Various" added 1photo in pag-1 and 1 photo in pag4.

 

 

31 July 2005

 

In the photo gallery "Exteriors Michelangelo" 2 photos added in pag-4. In "Exteriors mix" 1 foto added in pag-2.

 

 

30 July 2005

 

In the photo gallery "Various" added in pag-1 the fares for the travels for 1967! As the same, in "Various" added 3 photos in pag-1, 1 photo in pag-3  and 7 photos in pag-4, with the news about the definitive vanishing of what was the Italia Line.

added 4 photos nella galleria "Construction" in pag-1 and 10 phots in pag-2. In "Interiors Michelangelo" added 1 photo in pag-1, 1 photo in pag-2, 4 photos in pag-5 and 2 photos in pag-6. In "Interiors Raffaello" added 4 photos in pag-3, 1 in pag-4, 2 in pag-5 and 1 in pag-6. Some photos moved from pag-5 to pag-6. The photos of the spiders running on the deck, moved from "Interiors Raffaello" pag-3 to "Exteriors Raffaello" in pag-2. Added 1 photo in "Exteriors Raffaello" pag-1 and 1 in pag-2.

In "Exteriors Michelangelo" added 2 photos in pag-2, 13 photos in pag-3 and 1 photo moved from pag-3 to "The End" gallery.

In "Exteriors mix" 3 photos added in pag-1 and 2 in pag-2. In "Maps" added 1 photo in pag1.

On the page "Michelangelo accident", inside of the "Service Michelangelo" section, added an article (unfortunately only in Italian language).

Added the story by the passenger John Mattessich.

Updated the acknowledges pages, persons, books and links.

 

 

30 April 2005

 

In the section "Art onboard", the first page of the art onboard Raffaello has been published. Added the story by the passenger Corrado Cattonar. In the "News" section, the page sightings has been updated.

In the "Designing" section, added a comparison in the page Personal notes.

Improved the quality of the first 2 photos in the photo gallery "Construction". Improved the quality of several photos in the gallery "Interiors Raffaello" added 4 photos in pag-3, 4 photos in pag-1, 2 photos in pag-5, 6 photo in pag-6, in "Interiors Raffaello".

Added 2 photos in "Interiors Michelangelo" in pag-4 and 4 photos in pag-5. In "Exteriors Raffaello" added 1 photo in pag-1 and 13 photos in pag-2.

2 photos moved from the pag-1 of the gallery "Exteriors mix" to the pag-1 of "Exteriors Raffaello". Added 1 photo in "Exteriors mix" in pag-1. Added 1 photo in "Exteriors Raffaello" in pag-1 and 2 photos in pag-2.

In "Exteriors Michelangelo" added 4 photos in pag-3. Added 2 photos in "Various" in pag-3.

Updated the Acknowledges page.

 

 

30 January 2005

 

At last given light to the mysterious interiors of the Raffaello!

Completely reorganized the photo gallery "Interiors Raffaello", edded over 50 images, especially thanks to the collaboration of Mr. Giancarlo Criscuolo (Naples - Italy). Again in the photo gallery, in the section "Various" added 4 images on pag 1 and 6 images on pag 3. Moved 4 images from pag 1 to pag 3.

3 photos added in "Exteriors Michelangelo" on pag 3. In "Exteriors Raffaello" added 6 photos on pag 1.

In "Interiors Michelangelo" added 4 photos on pag 5. Added 1 photo in "The End" photo gallery.

Added the story from the passenger Andrew Bryant. Added 2 web links in the acknowledges section and updated the page of the acknowledges to the "persons".

 

 

21 November 2004

 

Deleted a wrong information on "Service Raffaello" pag. 3 and added the correct information on pag. 1.

 

 

24 October 2004

 

In the photo gallery, in the section "Various" added 2 photos on pag 2 and 5 photos on pag 3 . Added 1 photo in "Exteriors Michelangelo" on pag 3. In "Exteriors Raffaello" added 2 photos in page 2. Added 2 photos in "Interiors Raffaello" in page 2. In "Interiors Michelangelo" added 2 photos in page 5. Added some details on page 3 in the section "Service Raffaello". Improved the quality of the 3D cutaway in the section "Maps". Added 2 new links in the Acknowledges section, one of which to the personal site of the ex-Captain of Michelangelo, Giovanni Sbisą.

 

 

15 October 2004

 

In the photo gallery, added 4 photos in the section "Interiors Raffaello" in page 2. In the section "Various" added 2 photos in page 2. 1 photo added in the section "Exteriors Mich." in page 1, 2 photos in page 2 e 1 photo in page 3. In the section "Exteriors mix" 1 photo in page 1. 1 photo in the section "Maps".

In the section "Sightings" added 2 new reports in the "museum & various" page and one documentary.

Added the story of the passenger "Peter De Monte" and in the section "Michelangelo accident" the link to the statement by the cook "Venanzio Langella".

In the Acknowledges section, the pages "Persons" and "Books" have been updated.

 

27 May 2004

 

Added new images in all the sections of the photo gallery, except in "Exteriors Raffaello" and "Maps". Added the story of the passenger Michael Marshall, in the section "Stories from passengers". Updated the "Aknownledges" page.

 

27 March 2004

 

Added one image in the photo gallery "Exteriors Raffaello".

 

20 March 2004

 

Added one image in the photo gallery "Various", Pag-1.

 

17 March 2004

 

Added two image in the photo gallery "Various". In "Interiors Michelangelo": added one photo on pag-2 and shifted one photo to page 4. Added two photos on pag-3 and shifted two to page 4. One photo added on page 4.

 

16 March 2004

 

Added 2 new images in the photo gallery "Exteriors Michelangelo" pag-2, and 2 new images in the "Interiors Raffaello" gallery. Corrected the wrong links of some images present on some pages of the "The designing" and "Service Mich / Raff" sections.

 

14 March 2004

 

Corrected some details in the "Former ships" and "The designing" sections. Corrected one description in the photo gallery "Interiors Michelangelo" pag-3. One photo moved from the gallery "Exteriors Raffaello" to "Exteriors Michelangelo" pag-2. Updated the "Acknowledges" (persons) page.

 

13 March 2004

 

Added the page "The anti-rolling systems" in the section "The designing". Added 2 images in the photo gallery  "Exteriors michelangelo" pag-1, 2, and one in the "Interiors Michelanagelo" pag-4.

 

7 March 2004

 

Added the map of the "Main Deck" and corrected the names of the decks located below this. Corrected some information in the "Designing" section, on page 2.

 

6 March 2004

 

All the web components that required the Java Virtual Machine for to be viewed (as keys that changed colours), have been removed, because they created problem with browser different than Internet Explorer. Adjusted the wallpapers and the size of the pages of the photo gallery. Updated the page "personal notes" in the "Designing" section, and the "Acknowledges" page.

 

3 March 2004

 

The new version of Project Michelangelo, fully bilingual in Italian and English language, born from the fusion of the efforts and collaboration of Kalle Id and Mario C.

New bigger "photogallery" with previews, added several information in the "Former ships", "Designing" and "Service" page. Added the new sections "Art onboard", "Stories from passengers", and in the "news & miscellaneous" section, the "Sightings" section.

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1 February 2002

 

One historical date, at the web address "http://www.geocities.com/sysiyo/index.html" born the first version of Project Michelangelo, in English language, edited by Kalle Id. For the first time one vast site exists on the worldwide net, completely dedicated to the 2 forgotten Italian wonders Michelangelo and Raffaello superliners, giving an unprecedented plenty of information about their designing, service and the end.

At last these magnificent pieces of the Italian history receive one right recognition place. Kalle deserve an enormous cheer and acknowledge for have done this.

 

 
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