50th anniversary of the Florence Flood

On why art (barely) recounted the great flood

A train taken hastily at the Santa Maria Novella station. And it’s off, heading to Pisa. It’s raining when the [...]

The flood in colour in the photos of a random tourist (blessed by the pope)

“Something’s wrong. The lights in the bathroom won’t turn on and the toilet is gurgling,” she said to her husband, [...]

When the toys of the children killed in the landslide came to Florence

An unprecedented, but almost invisible tragedy led to one of the most extraordinary gestures of international solidarity. This is a [...]

Bosco degli Svizzeri, the mystery of an idea conceived of far from Zurich is revealed (in part)

There are stories with almost fairy tale-like aspects, stories that have no ending, stories that don’t end with that traditional [...]