Monthly Archives: October 2011

Cinque Terre – Video News Reports

I hate to keep writing about this devastation in the Ligurian region of Italy, but these video reports by news agencies are now becoming more available, and as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. This video … Continue reading

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Latest News and More Photos from Cinque Terre

Based on a news story on an Italian website in La Spezia, the storm is being called the “Flood from Hell” and the photos posted clearly reinforce that expression. The death toll has now risen to 9, although not all … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre in Italy Devastated from Torrential Rain and Flooding

I am so saddened to read of the devastation in the Cinque Terre towns of Vernazza and Monterosso from the torrential rains and flooding. The area is so beautiful and I especially loved walking around Monterosso with my brother and … Continue reading

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News From Sicily – Mt Etna Erupts Again

When I was visiting Teresa at her home in Sicily I could see the beautiful view of Mt Etna from her balcony. The most active volcano in Europe has erupted for the 17th time this year! The video is incredible. … Continue reading

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Milano Train Station

I have been writing a lot of travel articles about Italy recently for various websites. One of the more recent websites I started to write for is http://www.beachcomberpete.com. While researching some information on an article I recently submitted but has … Continue reading

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My Sicilian Friend Teresa

Tomorrow is my friend Teresa’s birthday and I wish I could be in Sicily to celebrate with her in person! Teresa is a teacher and was wonderful enough to open her home to me twice, once in 2009 when I … Continue reading

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