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.