The Galleria delle Carrozze at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the flood with a video installation on the course of the Arno, from the source to the mouth: a correspondence that is diachronic (a comparison between past and present) and expositive (the same images at the time of the flood and how the city appears today). The recounting sheds light on what happened in 1966 and the changes that took place in Tuscany in the years that followed, in the towns and villages affected by the flood. A narration through evocative and striking images to illustrate the accomplishments in these 50 years with regard to interventions against the hydrogeological instability and the measures that were adopted to secure the Arno.
The exhibition, running from 3 to 30 November, is divided into historic “chapters”, exploring the historical and geographical dimension of the Arno River before studying the disaster.
The situation after the flood is examined, proposing a contemporary view of the Arno, with the presence also of the Project Terzo Giardino di Studio++.
The exhibition was created by the Fondazione Sistema Toscana on behalf of the Comune di Firenze, Regione Toscana and Sensi Contemporanei.