50th anniversary of the Florence Flood


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 [...]

50th Anniversary of the Flood: The Commemorative Candlelight Procession

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 [...]

President of the Republic Mattarella Commemorates the Anniversary of the Flood

The Mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, dedicated the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the flood to those in Central Italy, hit by the recent earthquake, and he did so [...]

Flood, Throwing the Laurel Wreath into the Arno in Memory of the Victims [PHOTOS]

On November 4th, 2016, the Mud Angels took part in the procession to commemorate the tragic events of 1966. From Santa Croce, the meeting point, they walked to Ponte alle [...]

Reopening of Lungarno Torrigiani with the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella

President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, was greeted with applause on the Lungarno Torrigiani in Florence, reopened on November 4th after the street caved in on May 25th of this [...]

Vasari Returns to Santa Croce: A Miraculous Restoration

President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, joined the celebrations at the Basilica of Santa Croce on November 4th for the return of The Last Supper, the masterpiece by Giorgio Vasari, [...]

The Mud Angels Return to Florence 50 Years After the Flood

There was a lot of emotion at the gathering today in the Palazzo Vecchio of the young volunteers who helped the city get back on its feet. Prime Minister Renzi: [...]

Toscana Firenze 2016: How to Interact with the Project

November 4th is an important date: 50 years ago the city of Florence and the whole of Tuscany were hit by a disastrous flood. Dozens of people and animals lost [...]

CRIA – Committee to Rescue Italian Art: An Online Exhibition About the Flood

In memory of the devastating flood on November 4th, 1966, the Villa I Tatti is promoting CRIA (Committee to Rescue Italian Art), a task force made up of academics and researchers [...]