Friday, November 04, 2011


It’s been an exhausting 10 days for the people of Monterosso, Vernazza, Borghetto di Vara, Brugnato and Aulla.  These people have been working night and day to clean up as much of the damage as possible before a new storm arrives today.  
There are two blogs which I highly recommend for getting a first hand insight into what is going on in Le Cinque Terre:
Nichole in Vernazza at Cultural Comments
Kate at Little Paradiso in Levanto & Monterosso
I will continue to update what I learn as well and try to find someone in Lunigiana for information about that area (Sheila at Ciao Lunigiana is a good place to start).
Eventually I will start blogging again about life here in Italy and in particular my little corner of paradiso in Lerici on the Italian Riviera, but right now these villages and people take precedence.
Wish them all well as the storm clouds roll in once again.


Anonymous said...

The news is devastating and heartbreaking. Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare were two towns my sister and I visited in 2008. The photos I see now are beyond words. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected. I will be helping financially but wish I could do so much more.

Nicole said...

Thank you for helping to spread the word, it is apparently up to us bloggers to do it. I appreciate the link to Kate's and my sites. Be safe and keep dry neighbor!

Sheila said...

Lots of info on what is happening in Lunigiana on Ciao Lunigiana's Facebook page