As you may have read, a series of severe earthquakes hit central Italy in the autumn of 2016. 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 slowly getting back on their feet. In Sarnano, for example, some of the restaurants, bars
and other tourist facilities are now reopened, as is much of the old centro storico.
Towns featured in Marche Voyager that have been particularly badly affected are Visso, Camerino and Acquasanta Terme, while Amandola, Sarnano and Calderola have witnessed
significant damage but are now beginning to brush themselves down and get back in business.
Bear in mind the most affected areas are mostly those most dependent on tourism for their livelihoods, and thus those most in need of solidarity from potential visitors. Wherever
you decide to stay there will still be wonderful views, beautiful places to visit, great experiences and the warmest 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
little or no damage in the rest of the Marche region