Destination: Disaster
Europe / Italy

Destination: Disaster

“I no longer feel my feet but I run toward the piazza with the news that my father has been sucked away by the torrent, hoping that somehow someone had saved him. “ –Valentino Giannoni, Son of the owner of “Porto Dody Gelateria Artiginale” Pino Giannoni, who died during the flood on October 25, 2011 On … Continue reading

Florence, Italy
Europe / Italy

Florence, Italy

I’m going to slowly migrate some of my my travel posts from my previous blog using the Blogger platform to this one on WordPress. Here is a post I wrote about my trip to Florence. My first stop back in Italy was Florence, the city of Michelangelo, Dante, the Medici family, just to name a few. … Continue reading

Cinque Terre, Italy
Europe / Italy

Cinque Terre, Italy

Vernazza, Italy is a home away from home fore me because of my research there. On October 25, 2011, torrential flood caused unprecedented landslides along the coast of the Cinque Terre and buried this picturesque town under three meters of mud and debris. This photo was taken in July of 2012 as I hiked along the trail of the … Continue reading