Now is not the time to go to the Cinque Terre--or Tuscany

It’s devastating to hear the news from our little corner of Italy. Torential downpours over the last few days have ravished the medieval cities along the rivers they depended upon. Friends say our market town of Aulla has been completely trashed by the swollen river. Two have died there; three in Liguria. Hundreds sleep in the old train station. Folks are being evacuated. Sad pictures from Aulla.

The Cinque Terre is suffering a similar fate, with the steep slopes sending monumental amounts of water into the towns. Look at Vernazza.

There is not much to say. For the first time in my life since buying our Italian house, I can be sincerely glad I’m not inside it at the moment.


Now is not the time to go to the Cinque Terre--or Tuscany originally appeared on WanderingItaly.com , updated: Oct 26, 2011 © .

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