Update on the earthquakes in the Marche
As you may have read, a series of severe earthquakes hit central
Italy last autumn. The tremors were felt across a large part of Italy, and serious damage was caused in a number of towns and villages in the southern Marche and in neighbouring Umbria and Lazio.
While many homes were damaged in the area of the Sibillini national park many towns are getting back on their feet. In Sarnano, for example, many of the restaurants, bars and other
tourist facilities are now open, as is much of the old centro storico.
The recent photo below shows the local ski resorts at Sassotetto and Pintura whose facilities have been lively with the last snows of the year.
photo credit: Villa San Raffaello
Towns featured in Marche Voyager that have been badly affected are Visso and Acquasanta Terme, while Camerino, Amandola, Sarnano and Calderola
have witnessed significant damage but are now brushing themselves down and getting back in business.
Bear in mind the most affected area are mostly those most dependent upon tourism for their livelihoods and so those in most need of solidarity from
potential visitors. Wherever you decide to stay there will still be wonderful views, beautiful places to visit, great experiences and warm hospitality.
Earthquakes in the Italian Apennines while strong are localized in their effects; beyond the epicenters and immediate surrounding areas of the quakes last
autumn, there has been no damage in the rest of the Marche region.