Save Vernazza is a non-profit organization in Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy. We are committed to help REBUILD, RESTORE, and PRESERVE Vernazza’s town, territory and culture for future generations.
On October 25, 2011, massive flooding and mudslides devastated Vernazza, burying the town under 4m/13ft. of mud and debris.
Floodwaters reached second story windows, wiped out road and rail connections and left residents without water, gas or electricity. Three people tragically drowned. Homes, businesses and territory were destroyed.
Right from the start, volunteers and citizens worked heroically to begin reconstruction.
Save Vernazza’s founders arrived in Vernazza years ago, fell in love with the town, its people and its territory and moved here to create families, businesses and friendships. We are a part of this community and passionate in our work to create a sustainable future for Vernazza.
Together we can make a difference.