Another bit of her history:
Built in 1947 at Clydebank, UK, Media has been completely rebuilt as Flavia in Genoa, at O.A.R.N. works, in 1963.
Se was the third ship (after Flaminia and Aurelia) of CO.GE.DAR Lines, and at the beginning she was destined to the Northern Europe - Australia route.
She was sold to Costa Lines in 1969, and destined to Caribbean cruises
Sold to Panamian interests in 1982 as Flavian, then Lavian, laid up in Hong Kong, she was destryed by fire in 1989.
My father Giuseppe De Marzo was her master from 1968 until 1970.