Joanna Sandager is pursuing a Masters in Political Science at James Madison University in Florence and is looking forward to returning to Cinque Terre this summer.
The European Union (EU) is in the throngs of its most serious crisis since its establishment: an economic arrangement that was meant to keep war unthinkable threatens to tear it apart. On May 9 and 10, Europe's leading academics, policy makers, and business leaders gathered in Salone dei Cinquecento
On October 25, 2011, a devastating combination of heavy rainfall and seismic landslides hit over 10 towns between lower Liguria and Northern Tuscany (see TF 152). Among those affected the most were the seaside villages of Monterosso and Vernazza, which received more than 20 inches of rain in under four