50th anniversary of the Florence Flood

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National Library of Florence: Virtual Tour to “Relive” the Flood

Digital photos, virtual and augmented reality tours, apps to navigate through 1966 Florence, during the days of the flood. This and much more at the exhibition “Arno 66: The Time Machine.” […]

“Maldifiume”, A Journey to Discover the Arno with Simona Baldanzi

The writer traveled the entire course of the river in nine days, discovering forgotten crafts and literary memories in a deep dialogue with those who live along the Arno today.

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 [...]

Explore Tuscany, 1966 with Historypin!

Build a collective memory to pass on to new generations: this is the idea at the base of the Google-supported project Historypin, which, through Maps, wants to show the evolution of [...]

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 [...]

Arezzo, the Radio Station that Organized Rescue Operations for the Florence Flood

The Museo dei Mezzi di Comunicazione di Arezzo is home to the amateur radio station that Carlo Luigi Ciampetti handed over use of to the Prefect during the night of November 4th, [...]

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 [...]

50 Years After the Flood: This is our Storify

We participated in the numerous initiatives that unfolded for the fiftieth anniversary of the flood that hit Florence and Tuscany. With us, there were the citizens, Mud Angels, volunteers, institutions, and simple [...]