Watching the news, they are interviewing the mayor. He’s a modest looking man in his late fifties, dressed in t-shirt and jeans, and can hardly speak through his tears. He says “I hope people won’t forget about us.”
Photos of search and rescue from the Italian Red Cross website
The promotional video by the Lazio Region of the Amatrice area previous to the 6.2 earthquake August 24 2016 shows the natural beauty and glorious antiquity of this area.
HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR AMATRICE
Earthquake in Central Italy
Amatrice is an area famous for the Amatriciana sauce served with spaghetti. The town was getting ready for it’s 50th annual festival which would have been 27-28 August 2016 to celebrate their beloved dish.
Food blogger Paolo Campanahas launched an appeal to Italian restaurants to make and donate 2 euro per plate of Pasta Alla’Amatricina. There has been some criticism with complaints that it’s an effort to take advantage of the misfortune of others, nonetheless over 700 restaurants have joined his mission!
Host a Pasta all’ Amatriciana event and raise money for the rescue and rebuilding efforts.
Celia is the founder and managing editor at ItalyTravelandMore.com. Originally from New York, she now spends her time between Milan and Lake Como sharing her discoveries and experiences living in Italy. Follow @CeliaAbernethy on Twitter
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