The commitment of the relatives

Presentazione del libro "Stava Perché" al Presidente della Repubblica Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.

The commitment of the relatives

Association "19 luglio val di Stava" Soon after the disaster, the relatives of the victims and those who suffered material damage as a result of the Stava valley disaster founded the Association of the Relatives of the Victims of the Stava Valley Disaster “Associazione Sinistrati Val di Stava”. The Association has played an extremely important role in drafting a number of laws of the Italian State and the Autonomous Province of Trento, with which fiscal benefits and financial aid have been set up for the survivors and for rebuilding the businesses and homes destroyed by the flowslide. The Association supported

The Pope’s visit

[caption id="attachment_1600" align="alignright" width="400"] Many minutes spent gripping the Cross, symbolizing mankind crushed by unbearable pain, shared deep down inside.[/caption] On 17th July 1988, Pope John Paul II paid a visit to the sites of the Stava catastrophe. The Pontiff stood and prayed in the Church of San Leonardo and paid a visit to the cemetery of the victims. After kneeling down for some timeless minutes gripping the Cross, he had words of comfort for each of the relatives gathered around the three mass graves where the 71 unidentified bodies had been buried. Afterwards the Pope went to Stava where


The area affected by the mudflow was reclaimed immediately after failure whereas the area where the tailings dams stood was reclaimed three years later. By means of a decree passed shortly after the disaster, the Italian State announced the allocation of the necessary funds for reconstruction. The funds were distributed to the heirs of the victims and owners of properties, whose buildings and companies had been destroyed during the disaster and who intended to re-start their businesses and re-build their homes. [caption id="attachment_1583" align="alignleft" width="400"] Reconstruction work in Stava is completed.[/caption] Funds were allocated in anticipation of compensation for damage

Il camposanto di Tesero dove sono sepolte le salme delle 71 Vittime non riconosciute


On Sunday 21st July 1985, the Archbishop of Trento Alessandro Maria Gottardi and the Cardinal of Milan Carlo Maria Martini, in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic Mr. Francesco Cossiga, concelebrated the funeral service for all the victims of the Stava catastrophe. Soon after disaster, the Autonomous Province of Trento allocated the first relief fund of 3 billion Lire. In September 1985, the Italian Government allocated 30 billion Lire for reconstruction. In 1987, the Government set aside another 5 billion Lire for assisting the relatives of the victims. On 9th October 1998, the 22nd anniversary of the