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 from every corner of the globe came to Florence to help the local people and to recover damaged works of art. To conclude their efforts, the Mud Angels, as they came to be called, organized a candlelight procession. This gesture was repeated this year, 50 years after the flood. It is a ceremony that doesn’t just aim to remember that extraordinary instance of solidarity, but means, above all, to encourage the youth of today to participate actively in the life of the city, picking up the “fire” of passion that drove the youth of yesterday.