For the 50th anniversary of the flood on November 4th, 1966, Andrea Rauch and Sergio Traquandi have created an installation in San Giovanni Valdarno.
The flood on November 4th, 1966 marked a point of no return in the perception — also symbolic — of recent catastrophes. The flooding of the River Arno, its tributaries, and the River Ombrone hit the Tuscan territory hard. Not just Florence, Pisa, and Grosseto, but also the Florentine, Casentino, and Valdarno valleys.
There was a lot of fear in San Giovanni Valdarno as well, with many even attempting to escape to Cavriglia or the Chianti mountains. To remember this event, plaques have been placed around the town to preserve this shared memory.