Cinque Terre Insider

American expat insight into Italy's fabulous "Five Lands"

UPDATE: Many of the Cinque Terre villages are experiencing power outages and no phone service. The level red storm warning has been extended to 3pm on October 30th. Local officials are asking people to stay indoors for their own safety. Just days after the seven year anniversary of the October 2011 floods that affected Vernazza, …

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UPDATE, 3:30pm: The storm warning has been extended to 7am tomorrow morning (September 10, 2017) and in zones D, B and E has been updated to a red (level 4) alert. The Cinque Terre and surrounding areas remain under an orange (level 3) alert.  Original text An orange (level 3) storm warning is in effect …

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The memory of the devastating¬†October 25, 2011 alluvione¬†(flood) that affected Vernazza and Monterosso is still very fresh in the minds of Cinque Terre villagers. If you don’t have a clue as to what I’m talking about just search YouTube; the videos are terrifying. Liguria, the region in which the Cinque Terre villages are located, is …

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