Le 5 terre AcT 1 / AcT 2
The disastrous flooding of 2011
The 25th of October 2011 is a date that will always be in the history of the Cinque Terre.
On this day it happened one of the worst flooding of the entire Italian history.
13 people lost their lives and the damages to properties and structures was many hundreds thousands of
euros. Many pedestrian routes have not been accessible for over a year.
The little town of Vernazza is the town who suffered the worst of the damages and has been re-built over
a period of two years.
The first floor of most of the buildings of the town have been severely damaged and required complete re- built – pretty much everything in town had to be re-built. Even the sewage system had to be completely built again .
Today there are only couple of plaques in the town to remember this tragic events, one of which is near Vernazza’s train station.