Centuries of History and 300,000 Wheels of Cheese Destroyed in Deadly Italy Earthquake

The latest reports about the earthquake that hit Emilia-Romagna this weekend state that at least seven people were killed, 50 injured, and more than 13,000 have been displaced. The 6.0 earthquake struck early Sunday morning north of the city of Bologna in the town of Finale Emilia. According to The Guardian, the quake “wrought havoc in small towns and villages dotting the countryside between Bologna, Ferrara and Modena.”

The Guardian filmed a video that looks at the destruction, including the loss of “centuries of history.” Destroyed or severely damaged in the earthquake include the Palazzo dei Veneziani and Castello della Rocche in Finale Emilia; towers of a 14th century castle in San Felice sul Panaro; and the church of San Martino in Buoncompra. Other news outlets are reporting that more than 300,000 wheels of cheese worth €250 million have been destroyed.

The last major earthquake to hit Italy was the one that struck the Abruzzo city of L’Aquila in 2009.

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2 Responses to Centuries of History and 300,000 Wheels of Cheese Destroyed in Deadly Italy Earthquake

  1. Asertoli June 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    This is crazy. The good thing is that you can by the damaged cheese at a great prize. 
    Here are more info I found :) 
    http://selectitaly.com/italy/your-italy/article?id=442&nId=101

  2. San Gimignano Villa June 15, 2012 at 6:18 am #

    It is really very bad with beautiful detination like Italy. The lost of human lives, historical structures and other many things in this massive quack costs so much. There will be very huge effect on travel industry of Italy.

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