Cinque Terre Update – Winter Storms Hit Vernazza

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Courtesy of Riomaggioresi Nel Mondo

After nearly two months of hard work both day and night, Vernazza has been cleared of mud and debris.  The villagers were allowed back for one day of feasting and celebrating (even a wedding was held).  But as I have said many times before, there is still so much to be done.  The town is still considered unsafe for the locals to return.  The hillside must be stabilized, water and sewer re-established and roads repaired.  All of this done under the constant pressure of the approach of winter.  Storms here are common in the off-season, but with Vernazza vulnerable it is hard to watch the waters of the sea flood into the village.  This time the waters came from the opposite direction.

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courtesy of Ornella Resasco
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Courtesy of Save Vernazza

I ask that you keep Vernazza on your Christmas list and donate here.  Even the smallest amount will help bring her people another day closer to returning home.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me!

copyright 2011  Andi Brown  Once in a Lifetime Travel

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About the author: Andi Brown

I am passionate about helping people create vacations that are perfect for them through personalized travel planning, itinerary review and small experience focused tours. My services put an emphasis on the experience of Italy, getting my clients away from the tourist crowds and into the heart and soul of the people. I believe in working with family run businesses at great locations with attention to the details. If you can dream it I can make it happen.

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  1. Debra Kolkka - 2011-12-17 at 4:33 am Reply

    Let’s hope winter is not too severe this year.

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