A serious 6.2 earthquake struck Italy on August 24. The dead number around 160, and countless homes and buildings have been destroyed. On top of that, there has also been considerable destruction to many historical churches and other structures. Much of the damage has occurred in Amatrice and surrounding areas.
Some of the greatest destruction to Italy’s artistic heritage has been in Amatrice, voted one of its most beautiful towns.
Source: Art experts fear serious earthquake damage to historic Italian buildings | World news | The Guardian