Help Save Vernazza
As I mentioned in my last post, my family traveled to Cinque Terra on the Italian Rivera in 2010. While there, we stayed in the village of Vernazza. Vernazza is the fourth town heading north, has no car traffic , and remains one of the truest “fishing villages” on the Italian coast. While doing a little background reading for this post, I was horrified to find out that on 25 October 2011, Vernazza was struck by torrential rains, massive flooding, and mudslides that left the town buried in over 4 metres of mud and debris, causing over 100 million euro worth of damage. The town was evacuated and remains in a continued state of emergency.This is an epic disaster which has seriously damaged one of the most beautiful villages I have ever visited in all my travels. Click here to read more about the disaster and to see images and videos. And please consider visiting Vernazza at some time in the future. They will surely appreciate your tourism dollars.