50th anniversary of the Florence Flood


Susan Glasspool, from Cornwall to Florence for art, history and mud

by Susan Glasspool   I come from Cornwall and, after having studied at the Falmouth School of Art and then completing my studies at Slade School, University College of London, [...]

The Flood of 1966: Giuseppe di Giusto’s Contribution

Giuseppe di Giusto sent us a photograph taken the internal courtyard at the Scuola Sottufficiali dei Carabinieri Santa Maria Novella. The image depicts a group of mud shovellers about to begin a [...]

ARNO66: A Virtual Catalog to Discover the Flood

The fiftieth anniversary of the flood was the ideal occasion to move forward with digitizing the photographic archive from that era. Around 3.500 images in the photographic archive of the National Library were indeed [...]

Water Level Measurements Around Ponte alla Grazie

On November 7th, a team from CERAFRI analyzed the water and mud levels of the Arno from Ponte alle Grazie. This was to determine data after the rising water levels on [...]

The Flood and the Ospedale degli Innocenti in the Photos of Giovan Battista D’Ardia

We must thank all the users that sent us their photos and accounts of the events of November 4th, 1966. A special thanks as well to Giovan Battista d'Ardia, who decided [...]

Via Gioberti and the Flood: The Photos of Lucia Rigacci

Even after November 4th, many eyewitness accounts were being published. One of the last contributions sent to us was by Lucia Rigacci. The photos are from November 4th, 1966 and they [...]

50th Anniversary of the Flood: The Commemorative Candlelight Procession

In ’66 and in the months that followed, there was a spontaneous mobilization of the people: all around the world initiatives of solidarity began to pop up and young volunteers [...]

President of the Republic Mattarella Commemorates the Anniversary of the Flood

The Mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, dedicated the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the flood to those in Central Italy, hit by the recent earthquake, and he did so [...]

Flood, Throwing the Laurel Wreath into the Arno in Memory of the Victims [PHOTOS]

On November 4th, 2016, the Mud Angels took part in the procession to commemorate the tragic events of 1966. From Santa Croce, the meeting point, they walked to Ponte alle [...]

Reopening of Lungarno Torrigiani with the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella

President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, was greeted with applause on the Lungarno Torrigiani in Florence, reopened on November 4th after the street caved in on May 25th of this [...]