Five people have been killed and another six are missing after storms and torrential rain caused extensive floods in northern Italy
The walking trails and picturesque fishing villages of the Cinque Terre attract hundreds of thousands of international tourists, but two of them – Vernazza and Monterosso – were severely affected as rivers of mud poured down from the hills behind them.
The mayor of Monterosso said the fishing village had all but been wiped out saying, "Monterosso no longer exists."
Can you guys believe this? Have you been there? Do you have memories. Please share! I was just looking at my photos from when we there in 2008...
Rich Steves has more info here and a great wall to post your thoghts on.