As I slowly work my way towards finishing my first photobook of our 2011 holiday in Europe and the rain continues to pour down I am reminded that it has been a while since I provided updated information on the progress of cleaning up Vernazza and Cinque Terre after flooding and mudslides in October last year.
The best sites for getting up to date information and photographs are two of my favourite travel blogs (I have quite a few favourites): Cultural Comments and Once in a Lifetime Travel, the other important website to check out is Save Vernazza, through this site you can make donations to help with the rebuilding. I don’t need to repeat everything they have written, but it is important to acknowledge the hard work that all the residents, volunteers and emergency services are doing in order to clean up and restore the town to its former beauty. Monterosso, another of the 5 villages of the Cinque Terre was also devastated by the flooding and badly needs your support, local residents have worked tirelessly to restore Monterosso, go to the Rebuild Monterosso site for more information on their progress and on how you can help.
My husband and I are planning another trip to Europe for 2014 and will definitely be heading back to Cinque Terre, I know it is a long way off but the income from tourism will be essential for the rebuilding of Vernazza and Monterosso.
Thank you. The internet has been the main source of information about the disaster in that region so I try to keep up to date and share what I find as much as possible.
Thank you for adding this, Facebook is another excellent source of information for people interested in the Cinque Terre and the recovery process after the flooding.
Fans of monterosso al mare 5 terre liguria (5 lands)
Who is there has been, anyone who has lived, who has spent years and years their holidays, who loves the landscape the nature, the marvelous sea cliffs ravines le calette the seabed and Who here met eib boys and girls, who have known and frequented or other.., and each one has a thousand reasons to be in love with this place, let us unite even after the disaster suffered. monterosso, vernazza slow down with the help of all the strength and mentality of these proud and energy people.
Devastated to learn about this while I was researching my last blog post.
Very little information in mainstream media about the flooding and mudslides, if it wasn’t for social media even fewer people would know what had happened.