Immediately after the 1966 flood, Idana Pescioli collected the drawings of 4th and 5th-grade children, compiling them in the book, “How the Water Was – Florentine Children Illustrate” (Com’era l’acqua – i bambini di Firenze raccontano), published by “La Nuova Italia” in 1967.

What are the emotions today’s children have as they face these catastrophes, and what are the repercussions they have on their perception?

To understand these questions – as well as create an opportunity for reflection in schools – the Committee recently launched the region-wide contest, “The Floods of Today Illustrated by Children”, which was welcomed by elementary schools from all across Tuscany. In total, 99 drawings were received.