The Five Lands are twinned with the Great Wall of China (all dry stone walls seem to
be individually twice the Wall)
They are famous for trekking in the world (and therefore need a lot of money to patch up the
Wednesday 19th July 2006, the Great Wall of China will sign a Memorandum of
Understanding with Italy’s Cinque Terre, bringing together two of the world’s natural and
VERNAZZA, the jewel of the Cinque Terre, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in
1997 and visited every year by thousands of tourists, was devastated by floods on October
韦尔纳扎（Vernazza）是五渔村（Cinque Terre）中的一颗明珠，后者在1997 年被联合国
11 月25 日遭到了泥石流的袭击。
Three people lost their life.
The village was literally buried by more than 4 meters (13 ft.) of mud and debris.
The roads suffered immense damages and presently Vernazza cannot be reached by road.
The railway line was also damaged, but thanks to the timely intervention of volunteers and
railway workers, the circulation could soon be resumed.
At present only residents and authorized staff are allowed to get on and off trains at Vernazza
The village can now be reached only by train and by sea, with all ensuing inconveniences.
In response to this tragedy, institutions, citizens and volunteers from all Italy and abroad,
rushed to lend a hand to free Vernazza from the mug.
At the same time, gathering centers were established in the neighboring villages to provide
The work of the volunteers was greatly enhanced by the “word of mouth” on social networks
(primarily Facebook), where people interested in the fate of
this village gathered in groups to spread the word and increase the awareness of the tragedy.
The damages were estimated in more than 100 million Euro and the village had to be
evacuated for safety reasons.
Actually only a handful of volunteers authorized by the Mayor and the security personnel
dealing with emergencies can live in Vernazza.
The institutions can ensure only a small share of the funds needed to restore Vernazza to its
ancient splendor, therefore it is urgent to activate all available means to obtain help.
Our common aim is to reconstruct the village, preserving its historical and cultural heritage.
The Mayor of Vernazza, Vincenzo Resasco, declared: “The reconstruction works shall focus
on the security of the village, of its residents and visitors and on the preservation of its
韦尔纳扎市长Vincenzo Resasco, 声称“重建工作一定会在保存历史原貌的基础上，专注居民
Consequently, if we don’t want Vernazza to become a ghost town, our absolute priority shall
be the prevention of further landslides (more than a hundred thereof were recorded!)
Until that moment, the evacuated population will not be able to return to the village and to
bring it back to life.
Bringing Vernazza back to life is not only an absolute necessity for its citizens and many
affectionate visitors, who consider it their “place of the heart”…
…but it is also vital for the economy of the area and its surroundings, for its great impacts on
In fact, between direct and indirect workers, more than 3000 jobs are at risk.
What can we do to save Vernazza?
From the day of the tragedy, people are working full time to clear the roads and the premises.
You can already see the progress, but a lot has still to be done.
Each of us, according to their means, can contribute.
All together, we can bring Vernazza, one of most charming villages in Italy and in the world,
back to life.
For this reason, the no-profit Association “Per Vernazza Futura ONLUS” was formed, under
the patronage of Vernazza City Administration.
因为这个原因，在韦尔纳扎政府的监督下，成立了一个非营利组织ONLUS (the nonprofit
association per vernazza futura).
UNA PIETRA PER VERNAZZA is the name of the project, established by the City
Administration of Vernazza and by the Association Per Vernazza Futura ONLUS.
Its aim is to assist the financing of the reconstruction of the public works destroyed in the
floods of October 25th.
You can contribute to this project with a donation as follows:
-20 Euro for individuals;
-50 Euro for companies and businesses.
最小金额 20 欧元 个人
50 欧元 社团和公司
The name of every donor will be recorded inside one of the new premises forming part of the
greater project of rebuilding the new Vernazza.
Donations can be made on the bank account on the name of:
Associazione Per Vernazza Futura
Via S.Francesco, 56 I-19018 Vernazza (SP)
Bank details: 银行账户的详细信息如下：
Banca di Pescia Credito Cooperativo
Viale G. Puccini, 893 – 55100 S. Anna (LU)
IBAN: IT81B 08358 13701 000000 758974 BIC / SWIFT code: ICRAIT3F9Y0
Motivation 汇款说明里面请注明 Una Pietra Per Vernazza
With your contribution, Vernazza will soon be again the jewel of the Cinque Terre.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATIONS:
Vernazza City Administration +39-0187.821247
Vittorio Barani +39-335.1036315
Marco Evangelista +39-340.1144550