Thanks for the emails from people – but as you can see we’re fine and not in L’Aquila at the moment. We were there 10 days ago and stayed there for 3 days right in the centre, in a town we liked, had fun in, and found really friendly.
Early this morning they had a major quake – see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_L%27Aquila_earthquake .
Current information suggests 90 dead, 1,500 injured and damage to between 3,000-10,000 buildings.
We’re obviously not involved, but gutted for the town that was so kind to us.
We directed people we met to visit the town only a week ago so don’t know if they made it or were there – fingers crossed.
Best wishes to the town L