Rebuild Monterosso is run by a group of women who have become a part of the community of Monterosso that work and/or live in Monterosso thus can follow closely the progress and news post October's flood. Being passionate knowledgeable about food, agriculture and the particularities that make the community and village of Monterosso different, Rebuild Monterosso also promotes interesting and useful 'inside' information about Monterosso that may just interesting if you have been here or helpful for your future travels.
Rick Steves put it nicely: A group of American women who married into the community organized a project which brought relief to their town in the immediate aftermath of the flood and now is morphing into an organization to help preserve and foster healthy tourism in town. For the latest on the town, the recovery, and their activities, visit www.rebuildmonterosso.com"
Women with a mission
by Joanna Sandager (issue no. 163/2012 / May 10, 2012)
Expats unite to help rebuild Cinque Terre
On October 25, 2011, a devastating combination of heavy rainfall and seismic landslides hit over 10 towns between lower Liguria and Northern Tuscany (see TF 152). Among those affected the most were the seaside villages of Monterosso and Vernazza, which received more than 20 inches of rain in under four hours, about one-third of the average total annual rainfall. The catastrophic weather claimed four lives and caused destruction worse than any other disaster, including World War II. Few in these towns believed they could recover from the damage done that day. Six months later, spring has brought new life. With help from American expats living in Tuscany and Liguria, the towns are quickly bouncing back to their original beauty. Read More . . .
By Christine Mitchell
When I moved to the seaside Italian village of Monterosso al Mare, I was ready for a lot of things. I was prepared for the buttery summer sun, heaps of pesto coating trofie, and shimmering silvery anchovies topping soft foccacia. I was ready to stretch out on the beach in the morning, splashing in the clear as glass water. My afternoons would be spent learning to cook with the fresh ingredients available at the market as I pursued my quest to discover authentic Ligurian cuisine. I would spend my evenings serving food in a local restaurant to blissful tourists, clinking glasses over a vivid orange sunset. Days off would be happy afternoons on the beach, and long, extravagant dinners with friends at the little restaurants dotting the main street of town, eating under the stars. My first summer in paradise went exactly as planned in my little slice of the Italian Riviera, light on the glitz that covers nearby towns like Portofino, but heavy on the charm. Read more . . .
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