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The pictures about the flood in the Cinque Terre

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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  • Jane G. says:

    This is so sad….We’re vistied twice in the past 4 yrs and Vernazza is one of our favaorite places we’ve seen. I hope they can recover so we can return one day. All the best to the residents for a speedy recovery.

  • I would like to post your photos on Rick Steves’ website. Please contact me. People need to see what has happened.

  • Laura Hobgood-Oster says:

    I was in Vernazza doing research just over 10 days ago. I see so many familiar sites – including the first floor of the wonderful hotel where I stayed (Albergo Barbara) in these images. If I can do anything to help by contributing to a fund to assist Vernazza and its beautiful people, please let me know.

  • admin says:

    Just replied, Rich. For any other info please email me at
    Best Regards

  • […] is a link to a website that promotes tourism in the Liguria.  Its front page shows the total destruction of the harbor […]

  • admin says:

    Thank you Laura. It’s a very dramatic situation in Vernazza and Monterosso.
    If you would like to help by contributing, has been opened a special bank account by the Municipality of Monterosso. This is the IBAN: IT64W0603049870000046275829.
    The original news about it here (unfortunately only in Italian):

  • admin says:

    Thanks Jane.

  • Jenza Mastello says:

    We are Australian who spend Easter this year on the Cinque Terra. We stayed with the Scilian Pirate in Vernazza. Ate cannelloni at his fabulous restaurant. Stayed in La Spezia for 3 days.Also stayed on the beach in Monterosso del Mare. Glad we walked some of the paths.
    This is just so sad.

  • admin says:

    Thanks Jenza for your comment.

  • Mary says:

    We are in Rome now but were staying in Monterosso Tuesday when the heavy rain started. We left our hotel to spend the day touring at around 1:30pm. We were probably the last train to leave the station before the landslide hit. We ended up stranded in Rio Maggiore for hours before getting a train La Spezia where we had to spend the night. We were able to get on a supply boat the next morning back to Monterosso to find the town in complete ruins. My heart is broken for the people who live there as it will take a very long time for them to come back from this disaster. Vernazza was even worse, as our boat stopped there to deliver water and other much needed supplies. Please pray for the people in these two villages…they will need all the help they can get.

  • admin says:

    Thank you very much Mary for your comment. The situation is dramatic. If you have any media files (photo, video) and you’d like to publish them, post it on our facebook wall or send us them (

  • Darlene McGinnis says:

    My husband and I visited the beautiful towns of Cinque Terre for the first time this past June on a Rick Steves tour. This was one of our most favorite places of all times. We are so very sad for these communities and send our love and prayers to all that have been hurt by the devastation.

  • admin says:

    Thank you very much Darlene

  • jerrykam says:

    We were there in August and it breaks my heart to see the damages…’s such a beatiful place

  • […] 35,000 cubic meters of debris now needs to be removed from the main street in Vernazza – these photographs show the scale of the damage. The Navy have delivered a large bulldozer to help with the removal […]

  • admin says:

    Thank you very much for your comment

  • Sabrina says:

    This is so sad! Hopefully the winter won’t continue to devastate them. I intend on being there this summer for a month or more (a decision I made prior to all of this)…I will definitely be donating money and perhaps my time if there is still need when I arrive! Anyone know much about Save Vernazza or the best way to donate?

  • admin says:

    Hi Sabrina, thanks for your message. The works to restore Vernazza and Monterosso are going on; the weather, luckily, in this last weeks has been good. We think that Monterosso will be ready for next Easter; Vernazza maybe for the next summer.
    About SaveVernazza, if you would like to donate, that is the right way: it’s an association created by the Municipality of Vernazza.
    Follow us also on Facebook to be always up-to-date about the situation here in Cinque Terre.

  • Robyn says:

    This is so sad!! I read about this disaster on Rick Steves’ Facebook page. I am a speaker on a Cruise Ship and would like to know if I could use a couple of your photos in my presentations.

    I already have a photograph of Vernazza in my photography presentation as it is a place I found beautiful…even in the rain. I would like to inform more people of your disaster and hopefully generate some support.

    Please advise.

    Best regards,

  • admin says:

    Hi Robyn, thank you for your message.
    The situation here in Cinque Terre is good; Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore are ok, in Monterosso and Vernazza the works to restore the villages are going on.
    Monterosso is coming back to its normality and we think that for next Spring and Easter (2012) the most of hotels, shops and activities will be available.
    In Vernazza the situation is different because the village has been hardly damaged by the flood: by now it’s difficult to say when Vernazza will be ready for tourism again. Of course, we hope soon, maybe for next summer but it’s hard to say.

    About your request: of course, you can use our pictures in your presentations, we have a lot of images here on our blog and on our Facebook official page (

    We’ve also a dramatic video about the flood on our Youtube channel

    For any other info or if you need something in particular, please send us an email at:

    Best regards

  • Hello, thanks for this post.
    Get more information about the Cinque Terre visiting the site in my signature.
    For updates about the paths after the flood check:

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