The Mud Angels

 “Even to the most cynical and the most torpid people will soon be clear […] that henceforth anyone will no longer be allowed to be sarcastic on beats. Because this same youth […] today has given […] a wonderful example, moved forward by the joy to be of use, to lend its strength and enthusiasm for the salvation of a common good. Honour to the beats, honour to the Mud Angels.”
Giovanni Grazzini (Corriere della Sera)

Dear Mud Angels,

After the gathering held on November 4, 2016 for the 50th anniversary of the Florence flood, we would like to use your stories to continue to encourage new generations to prize and protect the same values that you have demonstrated with such spirit.

To accomplish this, we’re going to start with the creation of an official list of Mud Angels which will be published on our website. The aim is to then, through social media, create an extended community, evidence of your principles of solidarity, which should remain common heritage.

Were you among those who “reached Florence from every part of Tuscany, Italy, Europe and the world to bring life and art back to the Cradle of the Renaissance” or, in the flooded areas and the adjacent neighborhoods, were you among those who strove to help not only themselves, but everyone who needed help? If you were among the Mud Angels, fill out the form below and you will be inserted in the official list.

To stay informed, you can follow our Facebook fanpage at this link. You can also share your thoughts, images and stories on the Facebook group “Angeli del Fango” (find it here) or send documents, photos and testimonies via our website here.

Toscana Firenze 2016 is also on Instagram, an ideal social network for conserving and promoting the rich cultural heritage of photographs of the 1966 flood. The official hashtag for Twitter and Instagram is #Alluvione50.
The official list of Mud Angels is part of the Progetto ANGELI, which was announced in this letter to the mud angels by Giorgio Federici.


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As part of Progetto Toscana Firenze 2016, a list with the names of Mud Angels and a selection of their testimonies will be published on the website with the aim of learning from the experience of the 1966 flood and about the best practices for the protection of people, cultural heritage, economics and the environment as well as acting as our tribute to the many Mud Angels and recognizing their willingness, courage and compassion. The list and the information supplied will be published entirely or in part, available to anybody and used, in accordance with the conditions indicated below, only for the objectives mentioned above in relation to the Progetto Toscana Firenze 2016. The publication of information and materials is free and does not grant any rights to indemnity or reimbursement of any sort, with the participant themselves assuming entirely any risks resulting from different uses or downloading of the material by a third party. The use of the information is discretionary.
By completing this form you voluntarily and freely authorise the Centro per la Ricerca e l'Alta Formazione per la prevenzione del Rischio Idrogeologico, CERAFRI, with its legal body in Retignano (LU), via XI Febbraio n.2, C.F. e P..IVA 01883870649, as secretary of the Comitato Firenze 2016, Fondazione Sisitema Toscana, with its base in Via Duca D'Aosta n. 9 (FI), C.F. e P.I. 05468660484, as a provider of the web platform and a technological communication partner of the project, as well as all future members of the Progetto Toscana Firenze 2016 (and in particular, the City of Florence, Tuscan Region, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Agenzia per la Coesione Territoriale, Direzione Regionale del Cinema del MIBACT) to enter your own name into the list and to make it public along with, either entirely or in part, all the approved information and materials provided, in the model that CERAFRI intends to adopt.
You also expressly exclude CERAFRI, Fondazione Sistema Toscana and other members of Progetto Toscana 2016 from any responsibility deriving from the use of the information given and declare that you understand and entirely accept the terms and conditions of the use of this website adopted by Project Firenze 2016, and their promotional objectives.

You express your consent to the use of your personal information by D.Lgs 196/03 (Codice della Privacy) for goals relevant to the project indicated above and for further objectives connected to the same project