Sadly, you know that you are close to Italy when you start to see a lot of trash in the water.
I’m on watch right now and every couple of minutes we pass another piece of floating trash (mostly plastic).
After 4+ weeks of floating around Greece, I honestly can’t remember seeing more than a couple pieces of floating trash, while it seems to be way too common here.
We saw the same thing a couple of seasons ago while visiting Naples, Sorrento, and the Amalfi area.
What is it about Italy that results in so much floating trash??