Climate

Faenza, Emilia-Romagna: how the Italian city is recovering after devastating floods

In May 2023, unprecedented rains and severe floods hit the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, leaving thousands of people without homes and the government with billions of euros’ worth of damage to fix. Faenza was one of the cities that took the hardest hit.

Water reached as high as the second floors of residential buildings, leaving the streets covered in mud for days. Locals, whose houses were ravaged by the floods, lost everything.

VD’s Samuele Maccolini reported from Faenza, his hometown, in June, as the locals mobilised to rebuilt the city after the floods. In August, he returned to witness the progress of restoration works and talk to the locals about the future of the city.

Partners

Share on

Related videos

February 22, 2024
In 2023, many people took to the streets in France. They were protesting President Emmanuel...
February 20, 2024
Tamás and István live near Budapest. They have been together for more than 15 years...
February 16, 2024
Paloma is Ángel’s girlfriend. Ángel is Ana’s boyfriend. This is no secret, as Ángel has...