50th anniversary of the Florence Flood


The Flooding of the Plain

The exhibition “The Flooding of the Plain” was inaugurated on the 2nd floor of the Amerigo Vespucci Airport in Florence. For the fiftieth anniversary of the flood, Toscana Aeroporti — the company that manages of the Florence Airport — wants to remember how local communities reacted to the tragic events that hit the towns around Florence in 1966. […]

And so the City Rises Again

Interview with the Mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, for the 50th anniversary of the great flood that hit the Tuscan capital. […]

The Man Accused of Flooding Florence

Interview with Danilo Carnasciali, director of the Levane Dam in 1966, accused of not keeping the river under the danger level and causing the flood in Florence. […]

Beyond the Rhetoric

Erasmo D’Angelis, Italia Scura: “the mud angels of then teach us today to¬†reflect on the causes, not just to linger on the memories of tragedies. […]

The Role of the Mud Angels

It was dawn on November 4th, 1966 when the Arno began to break over the banks in Florence; the flood proceed swiftly along the embankments and submerged historic neighbourhoods; by the morning the historical city center was underwater. […]

Special Angels

Giuseppe Betori, Archbishop of Florence, and Giampiero Maracchi, climatologist, speak at the commemorations of the 50th anniversary of Florence’s flood. […]