Flash floods in Cinque Terre (last week)

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  1. lili
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    The images are sobering :(

    (Posted from my milePoint enabled iPhone)
     
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    Reminds of images from past Tsunami's. I guess in a way its not much different.
     
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    The pictures and videos are just shocking. I stayed in the Cinque Terre about a decade ago and spent the week exploring the entire area. I remember Vernazza as being a very special place.
     
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    The pics are really sick. I've read that historic UNESCO World Heritage Sites/ Towns were wiped out that can never be replaced.
     
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    It looks like it happened all of the sudden ... a flash flood.

    That's too bad ... hope no one got hurt.

    More photos here here and here
     
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    That's an amazing photo journal of what happened.
     
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    We've been to Cinque Terre no fewer than three times over the last decade. How sad to see.
     
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    Friend who has a house there is okay but describes some pretty awful stuff. I didn't even know about this till I saw the thread - sort of ironic since I just got back from Thailand where the floods are widely publicized.
     
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    Thank you for posting that. My wife and I spent our honeymoon there and it is very sad.
     
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    Hi guys. Going to the cinque terre this July. Any suggestions on where it is better to stay- Monterosso or Riomaggiore? All other recommendations are greatly appreciated!
     
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    Monterosso is a lot larger, but still pretty small. I really enjoyed it last summer. Frankly, you can hardly go wrong with any of them.

    If you click that Rick Steves link above, you'll see he just went back and re-posted, and it sounds like the affected areas will be ready for business this summer - and I'm pretty sure they could really use the business.
     
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    Thank you!
     
  14. lili
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    Be sure to note that the above link shows the trail between towns to be not xompletely restored and a bit rough in spots. It is the most beautiful part of the area. You can take the train from town to town, but you miss the spectacular views. We also enjoyed walking up the hill in Monterosso on the little paths and steps from house to house. Not in Cinque Terre itself but in the surrounding area you might consider staying at an agriturismo.
     
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    Wow, that's a shame, especially if entire towns were wiped out. It does look similar to the aftermath of a tsunami. I have a trip to Italy planned for the Fall and hadn't planned on hitting the Cinque Terra this time. But @ schnitzel makes a good point about tourism helping them out now more than usual. I'll have to see if I can add that into my itinerary.
     
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    Cinque terra isa great hike between the villages. Hope the paths are ok as in 2001 one village path was closed.
     

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