Until October 8th the exhibition set up at the Scuola Villani in Viale Giannotti in Gavinana will be open to the public for the anniversary of the tragic flood that hit the city 50 years ago.

In remembrance of the 1966 flood, a photographic exhibition was organized to accurately present the damage and catastrophe that the neighbourhood (and beyond) was subjected to.

“The nieghbourhood’s initiative was received with enthusiasm,” said Alfredo Esposito, Chairman of the Neighborhood Council, “by those who have offered photos, documents, and videos.” The same exhibition, which was curated by Liliana Fusi, will be mounted at the Scuola Kassel in Via Svizzera from October 14th-21st.

The Photography Group “Il Grillo”, led by Sergio Cipriani, returned to the locations hit in 1966 and photographed them as they are today, then paired them with their historical counterparts throughout the exhibition.

Esposito continued, “The show is a testament to the damage our neighbourhood suffered – among the worst hit – but it also represents a homage to those who with courage, effort, and solidarity allowed us to live again.