Levanto Hosts World Surfing Championships

When I visited the Cinque Terre in May with my brother Rick and my sister-in-law Monica, we stayed at Levanto and used it as a base while touring the Cinque Terre. We loved the town because of its family atmosphere. … Continued

Italy Continues to Deal with Weather Disasters

As bad as the news of the last week has been for Cinque Terre and other small towns in Liguria, the torrential rains from last Friday and subsequent flooding have caused more havoc in Genoa, Italy’s chief seaport, where seven … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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