Hundreds of people have taken part in a solemn night ceremony on Giglio island to mark the time the Costa Concordia smashed into the rocks one year ago, killing 32 people.

The commemoration day in Isola del Giglio came to an end with a night ceremony.

Relatives gathered on the Molo Rosso pier at 9.45pm (Italian time) the same time one year earlier the huge cruise ship crashed into the rocks on the island's coastline.

There was a candlelight procession to the pier and once all gathered, one minute of silence was observed in honour of the victims.

Prayers were said before all the boats and ships in the port sounded their sirens together.

The sirens were a token of respect and solidarity for the victims and their families.

The ceremony ended on the pier when flying lanterns were lit and flew over the sea.