I was woken early this morning by a strange noise. When I got out of bed I saw that all the lights were off in the village and a howling wind was roaring along the river.
There wasn’t much I could do except pull the shutters closed and go back to bed. I didn’t sleep though, there were loud crashes and bangs that continued until dawn.
At Ponte a Serraglio there seemed to be little damage except that many roofs had their tiles blown to the road.
La Villa, however, is another story. Huge trees have fallen on rooftops, the streets were absolutely covered with broken terra cotta tiles and branches.
The beautiful park has been devastated. Some of the uprooted trees were hundreds of years old and can never be replaced.
Here is some of the damage.
We still have no power and phone and it is difficult to know how widespread the damage is. I hope to find out more over the next few days.