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The Cinque Terre in Italy – All you need to know

April 2024

In the heart of the Italian Riviera, southeast of Genoa, lies an unparalleled natural and cultural wonder: the Cinque Terre National Park, which, with its 3,868 hectares, is among Italy's smallest national parks yet also the most densely populated, with about 4,000 inhabitants. Within its bounds, there are the 5 [...]

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The best wine tastings in the Cinque Terre

January 2024

UPDATED 2024 The Cinque Terre are very famous for their peculiar landscape, the terraced vineyards, and the wine. The Cinque Terre were born and developed thanks to wine and the work of farmers, who over the centuries have terraced thousands of hectares of land and transformed the landscape, thus making [...]

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The “food of the gods” from Liguria: this is “bruschetta”!

August 2022

What to eat in Liguria? Which are the best recipes? Which products should be preferred to prepare them? It’s simple as the cuisine of the region, made of a few genuine ingredients and…simply irresistible. We are talking about “bruschetta”, one of the most popular foods of the Ligurian and Italian […]

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Tips for travelers by Arbaspàa Tour Operator – Chapter 5 – The trains to Cinque Terre: how to go to the La Spezia’s Central Station and buy tickets (photo-guide)

May 2018

How to buy train tickets to Cinque Terre? How to go to La Spezia’s Central Station? How to avoid the line? The station “La Spezia Centrale”, situated in Piazza Medaglie d’Oro (https://bit.ly/2IJSfwA) in the historical center of the city, is the place where you can get on the trains to […]

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Cinque Terre Train MS and Cinque Terre Trekking Card at a discounted price for those who choose our facilities in the Park!

May 2018

Good news for those that choose for one or more days the lodging in the three Municipalities of the Cinque Terre Park (including the magnificent villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso): requesting a voucher directly to the accommodation where you stay, you can have the Card – both: […]

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Tips for travelers by Arbaspàa Tour Operator – Chapter 4 – Discover the wonder by train: from going from Riomaggiore to Monterosso with the Cinque Terre Express

May 2018

Can you go to the Cinque Terre with your own car? Unless the hotel you are staying in does not have a garage available, as with many of Arbaspàa Tour Operator’s accommodations, leave the car at home! In this corner of paradise there are a few parkings, due to the […]

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Tips for travelers of Arbaspàa Tour Operator – Chapter 3: the Gulf of Poets and the Cinque Terre by ferry

May 2018

What’s the best ways to move between La Spezia, Porto Venere and the Cinque Terre? How to admire in a short time the islands of the La Spezia’s archipelago? What’s the best way to go from Lerici to Porto Venere? Can the Cinque Terre be reached by sea? Liguria of […]

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Tips for travelers of Arbaspàa Tour Operator – Chapter 2: How to prepare yourself at best to walk along the paths of the Cinque Terre

April 2018

Eastern Liguria and High Tuscany, what a passion! Two beautiful lands full of treasures, that wait to be discovered. During your stay here, you may need some suggestions that can simplify your travels and help you to live new holiday’s experiences in the best way. Beaches, paths, cliffs, countryside, cities, […]

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The holiday is starting: the tour maps of Arbaspàa, the specialist of incoming, are arriving!

February 2018

Where do we go? What do we do? How we would like to live a unique day … These are the most usual phrases that we can say during a stay and if you have chosen the Cinque Terre, the Eastern Liguria and the High Tuscany, here is an aid […]

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Aria Festival in Vernazza: Musica Nuda and other surprises in the Cinque Terre village, Friday, December the 22nd

December 2017

An appointment among the most beloved of the Cinque Terre, which returns during the Christmas holidays: Aria Festival, the event dedicated to live shows in unconventional outdoor locations, in some of the most beautiful places in the area of La Spezia. On Friday December 22nd at 9 pm, in the […]

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A new association to pass on the magic of Manarola’s nativity scene. Soon, its inauguration

December 2017

For 2017, the bad weather and the weather alert have forced to postpone the magic of Manarola Nativity a few days after, but this incredible and unique representation, considered the largest in the world, will be switched on with great probability during the next week end.The 15,000 light bulbs that […]

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On December the 10th, the magic of Manarola’s nativity scene will light up again

December 2017

“It was 1961 when my father, at the point of death, asked me to restore a cross that stood at the top of the family hill. I fixed the cross, I had the idea to illuminate it with a car battery. Since this day, I’ve never stopped. ” From the […]

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Travel Notes: La Spezia, Cinque Terre and Surroundings (4)

November 2017

La Spezia, Cinque Terre, Val di Magra and Val di Vara and the nearby Northern Tuscany are incredible lands to discover: take a few days to live it with us! Arbaspàa Tour Operator, post by post, continues to advise you about how to visit, to show you the curiosity of […]

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The winegrowers and the Cinque Terre’s Park together for the territory

November 2017

A new alliance for the protection of the territory has been tightened between the Cinque Terre’s Park and the winegrowers operating in this part of Eastern Liguria, included by UNESCO among the World Heritage Sites for its unique landscape, created through the centuries by the work of peasants that cultivate […]

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“Cinque Terre – Vigneti con vista mare (Vineyards with sea view): the new edition of Catherina Unger’s, Arbaspàa Tour Operator owner, photo book

November 2017

In the beauty of the Cinque Terre, in their people and in their landscapes, Catherina Unger found a second home: the ideal place to develop the work and passions of her life, especially the photography. One of her most beautiful projects pay homage to this territory and one of its […]

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Travel Notes: La Spezia, Cinque Terre and Surroundings (3)

October 2017

La Spezia, Cinque Terre, Val di Magra and Val di Vara and the nearby Northern Tuscany are incredible lands to discover: take a few days to live it with us! Arbaspàa Tour Operator, post by post, continues to advise you about how to visit, to show you the curiosity of […]

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The Manarola Cinque Terre Foundation with Fondo Ambientale Italiano (Italian Environmental Fund) for the “Giornata Fai d’Autunno” (FAI Autumn Day)

October 2017

The Manarola Cinque Terre Foundation, protagonist of the Giornata FAI d’Autunno: Sunday, October 15th , at the event organized at national level by the Italian Environmental Fund, the body created to safeguard a unique landscape, will introduce the participants in this world made of tradition and effort with the excursion […]

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Travel Notes: La Spezia, Cinque Terre and Surroundings (2)

October 2017

La Spezia, Cinque Terre, Val di Magra and Val di Vara and the nearby Northern Tuscany are incredible lands to discover: take a few days to live it with us! Arbaspàa Tour Operator, post by post, will advise you about how to visit, will show you the curiosity of these […]

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Take home with you the atmosphere of the Cinque Terre: in December, take part in the Photographic Travel’s workshop

October 2017

The Cinque Terre are a magical territory, unique in the world: the clear blue sea, steep rocks, terraces and dry walls with which man has given new shape and life to the ridges, luxuriant nature, pastel colored houses in breathtaking locations, wines and flavors make a stay in these places […]

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Levanto, Bonassola and Framura: three villages told by “Sapori Verticali” (Vertical Flavors)

October 2017

There are lot of events scheduled in the first edition of “Sapori Verticali” which will be held between 6th and 8th October between Levanto, Bonassola and Framura, in Riviera Ligure. As autumn is started, the touristic season carries on, the Officine del Levanto, with the involvement of several partners* launches […]

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Prima Terra Vino Harmoge

The farm Prima Terra, in Riomaggiore – Cinque Terre, will receive the prize “Grande Vino” (Great Wine) at Slow Wine, in Montecatini Terme, Tuscany

October 2017

The white wine Harmoge, made by Prima Terra, farm of Eastern Liguria (Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre and cellar in Campiglia), will receive the prize “Grande Vino” at Slow Wine, organized by Slow Food at Teatro Verdi, Montecatini Terme, October, the 14th. It’s produced with vines Bosco, Vermentino e Albarola, with the […]

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Travel Notes: La Spezia, Cinque Terre and Surroundings (1)

September 2017

La Spezia, Cinque Terre, Val di Magra and Val di Vara and the nearby Northern Tuscany are incredible lands to discover: take a few days to live it with us! Arbaspàa Tour Operator, post by post, will advise you about how to visit, will show you the curiosity of these […]

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01. Podere Case Lovara a Punta Mesco SP, vista aerea, foto di Davide Marcesini 2016 © Archivio FAI

Appointment with beauty: Sunday, View Day at Punta Mesco

September 2017

What to do on the second Sunday of September? If you have not yet written anything on your planner, this is an unmissable appointment for you: this is the “View Day”, a joint event of the Italian Environmental Fund (Fondo Ambientale Italiano) and the Zegna Foundation, which on September 10 […]

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20 capolavori da 20 musei di tutta Europa per i 20 anni del Museo Lia

March 2017

La Spezia – C’è chi lo ha chiamato “Il piccolo Louvre”: uno scrigno d’arte inaspettato nel cuore del centro storico spezzino, che custodisce una variegata collezione composta da circa 1000 opere fra dipinti, miniature, sculture, maioliche e oggetti realizzati a partire dall’epoca classica fino al 18mo secolo.

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Arbaspàa: the history, the activity and the effort for a sustainable tourism

May 2016

Arbaspaa Tour operator was born in July 2001 for intuition of Catherina Unger and Eugenio Bordoni.

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Cinque Terre and luggage: useful info [F.A.Q. Cinque Terre]

April 2016

We always recommend to our guests to travel with light luggage, possibly a backpack, because – either form the railways station or the car parking – to get to the accommodations there’s always a bit of walking to do and, sometimes, stairways too.  

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Dégustation de vin dans une œnothèque à Monterosso

Travelling to Cinque Terre with kids/children? – [F.A.Q. Cinque Terre]

April 2016

Travelling with children in the Cinque Terre is not easy but it can be very beautiful for the whole family if the guests know some points in advance. There are visitors with children of all ages in the Cinque Terre and of course, also the people of the Cinque Terre […]

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What are the best beaches in Cinque Terre and surroundings

What are the best beaches in Cinque Terre and surroundings? – [F.A.Q. Cinque Terre]

The Cinque Terre are not the “classic” beach destination and don’t have large beaches, the only one sandy beach is in Monterosso. But in every village there are cliffs to lay on and beautiful bays of clear water to swim or snorkel in. Moreover, the coast of the Cinque Terre […]

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Timetable and fares of the boat services in Cinque Terre

Timetable and fares of the boat services in Cinque Terre? – [F.A.Q. Cinque Terre]

You can find all the required information on the official website of the company “Navigazione Golfo dei Poeti & Cinque Terre” (http://www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it/orario.asp?lang=). Generally, the service is available on regular basis from the end of March. Only to give you an idea, a single ticket Manarola-Riomaggiore costs 2.50 € (round trip […]

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Transportation in Cinque Terre? How to move between the villages?

Transportation in Cinque Terre? How to move between the villages? – [F.A.Q. Cinque Terre]

April 2016

We already said that the best solution to get here in Cinque Terre is the train. The same is to move between the villages. Each village has its own railways station so you can plan your visit checking the train timetable available on internet (www.trenitalia.it), at the Tourist Offices or […]

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Where can I find hotels in Cinque Terre?

Where can I find hotels in Cinque Terre? (if you don’t like to stay in apartments/rooms) – [F.A.Q. Cinque Terre]

There are a few bigger hotels in Monterosso and some smaller ones in Manarola or Riomaggiore. Otherwise, who likes bigger hotels with higher standards, can even stay in Sestri Levante (many good and big 3- and 4*-Hotels) or Santa Margherita.

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Apartments or rooms with wonderful sea-view

Apartments or rooms with wonderful sea-view? – [F.A.Q. Cinque Terre]

The accommodations offered in the Cinque Terre are mainly renovated apartments and rooms in houses where formerly lived local people, there are only very few especially for tourism purposes built hotels or houses. That’s why the accommodations in the Cinque Terre are a very authentic experience. This means also that […]

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General info about accomodations: is it better to stay in Vernazza or Monterosso? Manarola or Riomaggiore? – [F.A.Q. Cinque Terre]

The Cinque Terre are five tiny villages by the sea but there are some differences among them: Monterosso is the largest one, the only one with some hotels and a sandy beach but also the less unique one. Vernazza is probably the most scenic village of the Cinque Terre, there […]

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Which town can I choose to visit Genova, Camogli, Portofino, Sestri Levante and Cinque Terre

Which town can I choose to visit Genova, Camogli, Portofino, Sestri Levante and Cinque Terre? – [F.A.Q. Cinque Terre]

If you like to visit Cinque Terre but also other interesting places of Liguria like Portofino, Camogli, Sestri Levante, the city of Genova, ecc…we can recommend you to stay in a village located in half between Cinque Terre and the other places: for example you can choose Santa Margherita Ligure […]

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Where to stay close to Cinque Terre

Where to stay close to Cinque Terre? – [F.A.Q. Cinque Terre]

If you’re looking for a place to stay near Cinque Terre, we can recommend you several places. The village of Levanto can be a good solution: only 10 km from Cinque Terre (train ride to Monterosso takes about 12 min.), it has a great sandy beach too! Another interesting place […]

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Parking the car outside the Cinque Terre (i.e. La Spezia) and then take the train for a day-excursion

Parking the car outside the Cinque Terre (i.e. La Spezia) and then take the train for a day-excursion? – [F.A.Q. Cinque Terre]

If you’re in La Spezia, this is the best way to get to Cinque Terre and we recommend it. The train journey from La Spezia to Riomaggiore takes only 8 minutes. You can park your near the railways station in the private parking (on charge); there’re also some zones in […]

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Car parkings in Cinque Terre

Car parkings in Cinque Terre – [F.A.Q. Cinque Terre]

We already said that the car is not the best solution to visit the Cinque Terre: the streets are narrows, the circulation in the villages is forbidden and there are a few parkings. Anyway, if you’re coming to Cinque Terre with your car, you’ve to know that each village has […]

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Dégustation de vins dans un endroit pittoresque: Riomaggiore

What’s the best airport to land in for visiting the Cinque Terre? – [F.A.Q. Cinque Terre]

If you’re travelling to Cinque Terre by plane, you can choose between several airports. The closest is Pisa Airport (99 km, about 1h15’ by car from Cinque Terre); then, there’s the Genoa International Airport (127 km, about 1h 45’ from Cinque Terre). Really far from Cinque Terre is the Malpensa […]

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Trip to Cinque Terre coming from La Spezia’s port (cruises)

Trip to Cinque Terre coming from La Spezia’s port (cruises)? – [F.A.Q. Cinque Terre]

Granted that one day is definitely too less to really appreciate Cinque Terre, if you like to do a day-excursion from La Spezia the best way is to get to La Spezia railways station and take a local train to reach the desired village: Riomaggiore is the closest and the […]

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Cinque Terre: self guided long-distance hike in stages

One-day trip to Cinque Terre from Tuscany (from Florence and/or Pisa) – [F.A.Q. Cinque Terre]

Visiting the Cinque Terre only in one day is possible but very difficult. A one-day trip can’t let you appreciate the real essence of Cinque Terre because there are too much things to do and see for only one day. Anyway, if you like to do a quick visit of […]

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Train from Venice/Rome/Florence/Milan/Genoa to Cinque Terre: fares, itineraries and timetable? – [F.A.Q. Cinque Terre]

From Venice you can choose between two train itineraries: Venice-Milan-Monterosso (about 6h – 45 €/person – 1 stop in Milan) and Venice-Florence-La Spezia-Monterosso (about 5h 30’ – 49 €/person – 2 stops in Florence and La Spezia). From Milan you can take the direct train to Monterosso (about 3h – […]

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Tuscany-Cinque Terre-French Riviera: better by train or by car? – [F.A.Q. Cinque Terre]

If you like to visit Tuscany and Cinque Terre in the same trip, the train could be a good solution. In fact, travelling by train from Florence, Pisa, Siena and other villages of Tuscany to Cinque Terre is easy, cheap and quite fast. For example, a train journey from Florence […]

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Best itinerary from Venice to Cinque Terre

Best itinerary from Venice to Cinque Terre? – [F.A.Q. Cinque Terre]

Coming by train, you can choose between 2 itineraries. The first one is Venezia-Milano-Monterosso with a stop in Milan Central Station (about 6h – 45 € per person). The second one is Venezia-Firenze-La Spezia-Monterosso with two stops in Florence and La Spezia (about 5h30’ – 49 € per person). Then, […]

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Spring in Cinque Terre? – [F.A.Q. Cinque Terre]

March 2016

Visiting the Cinque Terre during the Spring season could be a great idea! From the end of March to the end of June, maybe this is the best period to visit 5 Terre. That’s because the weather is good, there’re a lot of great sunny days and there’s no crowd […]

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Visiting Cinque Terre during the winter? – [F.A.Q. Cinque Terre]

We live in Cinque Terre and love them also during the winter and off-season! The off-season in Cinque Terre is from October to May (excluding Easter). Some activities can be closed at this time but travelling during the off-season isn’t a bad idea at all: you could enjoy anyway great […]

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Cinque Terre after the flood: the works are going on

May 2012

From Singapore to Canada, from Finland to Australia: journalists from all over the world describe the rebirth of the land hit by the flood.

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Press release about the real situation in Cinque Terre after the flood

January 2012

With reference to the article “In Hills of Liguria, a Struggle for Restoration After a Storm” published on New York Times on January, 3rd I would like to make some precise statements about the real situation in Cinque Terre after the flood.

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Cinque Terre footpaths after the flood

December 2011

After the terrible flood on last Oct. 25th, the Commissary of the Cinque Terre National Park, Vincenzo Santoro, has decided to create a “technical table” to restore the historic footpaths of the Cinque Terre, because they are also an important touristic attraction.

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Vernazza, 20 days after the flood (photo-gallery)

November 2011

Another photo-gallery about Vernazza and the clean up works to restore the village after the terrible flood on October, 25th. The pictures testify the status in which Vernazza is, now, after 20 day from the awful event that upset it. Pictures from the Facebook page of “Save Vernazza”

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Vernazza after the flood: "work in progress" (photo-gallery)

November 2011

The clean up and reconstruction works in Vernazza are going on, after the terrible flood that hit the village on last October, 25th. We made a new photo-gallery with some pictures testifying how much has been done in the last weeks.

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Vernazza flood: another incredible video

November 2011

In this post we publish another video, taken by the website YouReporter.it It has been filmed by some tourists from the high part of Vernazza. You can see cars and even a van “swallowed” by the mud-flood.

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Monterosso after the flood: its people. Photogallery

November 2011

Here we publish a new photo-gallery about Monterosso. We took this pictures during these days of hard work to clean the village from mud and debris.

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Flash update about the situation in the Cinque Terre

October 2011

Quick update about the situation in the Cinque Terre after the flood. Unfortunately. 4 people are still missing and there are no traces of them.

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News about donations from U.S. and foreign countries by credit card or paypal

October 2011

Important news for our friends from USA and all other foreign countries. Now it’s possible to make donations, in an easy and safe way, to help the Cinque Terre.

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Shocking video filmed in Vernazza during the flood

We’re posting one of the most relevant (and shocking) video filmed during the catastrophic flood that hit Vernazza and Monterosso in the Cinque Terre. The movie, filmed in Vernazza, shows clearly a “mud-river” invading the streets of the village.

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Pictures of Monterosso after the flood

October 2011

Yesterday we took many shoots in Monterosso, a few days after the terrible flood that hit the village (and the nearby village of Vernazza, always in the Cinque Terre).

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Cinque Terre flood: the situation in Vernazza and Monterosso

Here you could find some updates about the flood in the Cinque Terre, after another day of hard work to clean up Monterosso and Vernazza from mud and debris.

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The video about the flood in the Cinque Terre

October 2011

In this post we’ve collected some video (unfortunately there a lot of movies on the web) testifying the devastation in Vernazza and Monterosso, after the flood on October 25th.

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Cinque Terre flood: Vernazza, before and after the flood

Following, the shocking pictures about Vernazza, before and after the terrible flood. Images elaborated by Michele Sacco, on the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diamo-una-mano-a-ripulire-Vernazza/139681949466634

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The pictures about the flood in the Cinque Terre

October 2011

Here, some images of Vernazza after the disaster caused by the flood that hit the Cinque Terre and the Eastern part of Liguria.

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Cinque Terre Flood: the witness of our manager

This is the message posted yesterday, 26th October, on our Facebook wall by our manager, Eugenio Bordoni. He was in Monterosso during the flood.

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Cinque Terre flood

Great dismay for the flood that yesterday, October 25th, hit the Eastern part of the Liguria region, striking the city of La Spezia, the famous “Cinque Terre”, the nearby town of Levanto and the inland area close to Brugnato.

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