Cinque Terre – bad weather causes havoc on the famous ‘5 lands’

Vernazza before the terrible storms hit the Cinque Terre

Such a terrible tragedy in the wonderful Cinque Terre after floods along the Tuscan and Ligurian coasts caused not only massive damage, but also the loss of several lives. Some 600 people have been evacuated and transport in the area is extremely restricted.

Many cars have been washed out to sea, masses of houses have been damaged and there have even been landslides caused by the massive rains which befell the Cinque Terre on the 25th October, 2011.

Most public transport in the area is not operating either.

Video taken of floods in Monterosso, normally a picturesque village town and must-see place to visit in Italy for many visitors to Italy, shows just how bad the situation is.

And the video footage of the floods in Vernazza is just as terrible.

The wonderful before pictures of the Cinque Terre really show the impact the floods have had.

Our thoughts go out to all who have been impacted upon by these terrible events.

The Artviva Cinque Terre from Florence will re-commence in 2012.

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  1. A sad time for the people living along the Liguria and Tuscany coastline affected by the storms. It is difficult to think how the terrible damage and loss of lives could have been prevented or even reduced.

    The strong wind and heavy rain flooded rivers and caused landslides which forced the water, mud, rocks and trees down into the streets lower down.

    It was shocking to watch on television, so it must have been a nightmare for anyone there at the time.

    My sympathy to the people that have died and to their families and friends.

    I hope the hard working military, emergency services and local communes can restore services and repair the damage quickly.


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