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Image of Floodwaters Surrounding the Florence Baptistery in 1966

Flood of November 1966

In the early morning of November 4 1966, after seventeen inches of rain had fallen earlier at the Arno’s source near Monte Falterona, the Arno spilled over into Florence and flooded the city, at some spots rising more than 20 feet above street level. The flood devastated the city, killing more than 100 people and ruining countless of works of art and historical texts and papers.