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Friday Funny | Europe vs Italy by Bruno Bozzetto

Just a little chuckle for your weekend from Bruno Bozzetto.  For anyone that has driven, taken public transportation, tried to cross a street or get anything done…Enjoy

Daily Italian Doses | Todi Hot Air Balloon Festival

Festival begins this weekend.  Here is a link to a lovely video full of images to take you right there.

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Daily Italian Doses | Rick Steves and the Food Police

This is pretty funny, especially being a Rick Steves follower for over 20 years.  While it may seem all fun and games, don’t ever try to ask for parmesan in Italy.  Things could get ugly.  For more from the Food Police click HERE to visit their blog.

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Daily Italian Doses | Jovanotti’s Fango

Today I am sharing with you my personal favorite song by Jovanotti.  The title is Fango.  Even in Italian you can feel the song’s meaning in your soul.

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Carnival opens in Venice

Carnival began last evening and all of Venice has come to life with color.  Enjoy the video and photos below!

Venice Carnival Canal Water Show

Photos Courtesy of Carnival of Venice

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Tornado Rips Across Venice Italy

As if worries about sinking aren’t enough.

Today a tornado swept across several islands within the Venice lagoon causing damage to trees and boats but sparing lives.

This link shows amateur video footage of the tornado from several different areas within the lagoon.  Click here.

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Vernazza Video | Six Months After Flooding

Please pass this forward as a reminder that there is still much to do to restore Vernazza.

Looking forward, remembering where we came from.

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Cinque Terre Vernazza Flood Updates | Highlights from January

Some of the past week’s highlights include (courtesy of Save Vernazza):

  • January 3, 2012:  New York Times article In Liguria’s Coastal Hills, a Storm’s Fury Brings a Struggle for Restorationis published, in which Save Vernazza is featured.
  • January 3, 2012: Save Vernazza does a three part interview with Lise Betram of Cheo Vineyards, Vernazza’s only commercial wine producer.  Lise discusses with us the damage done to their vineyards as a result of the over 100 landslides of October 25, 2011.

  • For additional photos and to view the three-part series of short films click here.
  • January 3, 2012:  Save Vernazza’s Michele Sherman is interviewed for the Canadian Broadcast Company’s “As It Happens”  feature “Italy Landslide Restoration”.  To listen to the broadcast click here.
  • January 6, 2012: Local and international artists gathered for what has been called “Un arcobaleno di solidarietà per Vernazza” (a rainbow of solidarity for Vernazza).  The painters decorated the temporary doors along Via Roma’s commercial businesses with beautiful murals.
    For more photos and videos of the “arcobaleno” event click here.
  • January 6, 2012: Vernazza celebrated with our friends from Riomaggiore the “festa della Befana”, the Feast of the Epiphany, a public holiday in Italy.  The Befana is an old woman, dressed like a witch, who delivers gifts to children for “La Festa dell’Epifania” (Feast of the Epiphany).  The event included construction of lanterns to release into the night sky, a “spettacolo” (performance) and the arrival by sea of the “Befana” with gift giving following thereafter.
  • January 7, 2012:  Vernazza says goodbye to the Navy cooks who have been present since just days after the events of October 25, 2011 feeding Vernazza’s volunteers hot meals twice a day, as well as the residents for the occasional “festa” (party) under the tent.  The parting is bittersweet, a necessary step toward the rebirth of Vernazza.  But these hard working men have also become good friends and they will be missed, for their service went well beyond food.  Thank you for your kindness, your encouragement, your smiles, laughter and tears.  Grazie ai nostri cuochi amici della marina!

    With each crew that pulls out, each truckload of dirt that passes by and each brick unearthed, Vernazza becomes familiar yet again.  With every paint stroke and pressure hose we catch a glimpse of her former beauty.  She will no doubt reclaim her place in this world as the “jewel of the Cinque Terre” and inevitably along the way will be painful reminders of that fateful day.

Italy in the News: Vernazza clean-up gets attention, Blue Mozzarella, volcano eruptions and more

Headlines from the week of January 1-7

(Save Vernazza) – Vernazza gained needed international attention this week.  Read the article from New York Times here.  Don’t miss this interview with one of the founders of Save Vernazza, Michele Sherman, here.  Then a group of local and brilliant artists gave the village a much needed color boost.  Click here to see the fantastic transformations.

(ANSA) – Italy has a fresh blue-mozzarella alarm after Police seized an entire supply of cheese from a supermarket on Wednesday….Read More

(BBC) – Europe’s highest active volcano has rumbled back to life…. See Here

(ANSA) – A new law went into effect Monday allowing Italian stores to open and close whenever they please….Read More

(RTE) – Italy’s youth unemployment shot up to a record high of 30.1% in November and the jobless rate in the active population rose to 8.6% from 8.5% in October as the country slid towards recession….Read More 

Vernazza gets a splash of color

Vernazza is making more headlines with the following interview from CBC Radio that can been seen here.

Courtesy of Save Vernazza

Local artists have also joined together their talents and are adding a much needed splash of color and life around the village.  Sometimes it is the little things that help lighten the heart and make going forward a bit easier.

We are all pulling together around the world for this small community and everyone deserves a tremendous THANK YOU!  So far to date Save Vernazza has raised 107,000 euros.  Of course this is just a drop in the bucket when estimates show 100 million needed to totally repair and rebuild, but every euro and every word of encouragement counts!

Courtesy of Rebuild Monterosso

 

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