In celebration of European Heritage Days, on Saturday, September 24th, the State Archive of Grosseto inaugurated a documentary-cartography exhibition tied to Firenze2016. In particular, the show was set up for the 50th anniversary of the flood that hit Florence on November 4th, 1966.

The title of the initiative The Ombrone and Other Rivers: A Brief History of the Floods in Maremma proposes to reconstruct the history of floods that, over the course of time, have hit the Maremma capital and other areas in the Province of Grosseto.

On display are never-before-seen historical photos and archival sources conserved at the Institute relevant to the topic.

The exhibition will be open weekdays until December 31st, 2016 with the following hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday:

9.30am to 1.30pm / 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Tuesday, Friday, Saturday:

9.30am to 1.30pm


For the duration of the exhibition, visitors can reserve didactic visits upon request. These visits have already been included in the State Archive’s educational curriculum for the 2016-17 academic year. Additionally, there will be an interesting video about the 1966 flood, developed in collaboration with the Grosseto Chapter of the National Association of Firefighters (Associazione Nazionale Vigili del Fuoco).