50th anniversary of the Florence Flood


Angels almost by chance. In the mud, the library, the hospitals

After the first night, no one stayed by themselves. No one. And no one has ever fully described the fatigue, the effort, the hours spent in the mud or the [...]

Susan Glasspool, from Cornwall to Florence for art, history and mud

by Susan Glasspool   I come from Cornwall and, after having studied at the Falmouth School of Art and then completing my studies at Slade School, University College of London, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Arno66: The Time Machine

The Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze (National Central Library of Florence) is one of the symbolic places of the 1966 flood. Thousands of people from all over the world, the [...]

Mauro Somigli: “After 50 Years, the Memories are Still Alive”

Interview with Mauro Somigli: An Account of the Days of the Flood "It had been raining for days, incessantly and intensely. The Arno was full for weeks. It was late [...]