Piazza della Signoria, 1966  Florence, Italy  Relocating painting after massive flooding in Florence

hauntedbystorytelling: “ David Lees :: the 1966 Florence flood [for Life magazine] ”

Interior view, looking north, of the Pazzi Chapel by Brunelleschi, 1442-46. Santa Croce, Florence, Italy.

Interior view, looking north, of the Pazzi Chapel by Brunelleschi, 1442-46. Santa Croce, Florence, Italy.

Some Italian people putting their objects to safety after the flood. Florence, November 1966 MONDADORI PORTFOLIO/Giorgio Lotti

Some Italian people putting their objects to safety after the flood.

Cristina Garcia Rodero // Праздники и культы в фотографиях Кристины Гарсии Родеро

Cristina García Rodero is an award-winning Spanish photographer and member of the Magnum and Vu photo agencies. Take a look at more of her work below.

Venerdì 4 novembre 1966 in seguito a un`eccezionale ondata di maltempo, fu uno dei più gravi eventi alluvionali accaduti in Italia, e causò forti danni  a Firenze. L`esondazione dell`Arno provocò 34 morti, 13.000 famiglie disastrate, 12.000 automobili sommerse, 20.000 imprese artigiane alluvionate, danni per migliaia di miliardi di lire.   #TuscanyAgriturismoGiratola

Venerdì 4 novembre 1966 in seguito a un`eccezionale ondata di maltempo, fu uno…

"The flood threatens Masaccio's ""Holy Trinity"" located in the basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Florence, 1966." MONDADORI PORTFOLIO/Giorgio Lotti/Mario De Biasi/Sergio Del Grande

"The flood threatens Masaccio's ""Holy Trinity"" located in the basilica of…

FIRENZE ALLUVIONE 1966 - FLORENCE EVERY DAY LIFE ART AND CULTURE

Flood-damaged painting, Christ and the Wife of Zebedee, is carried to safety. Image: © David Lees/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

A man rescuing a boy on a flooded street of Florence. Florence, November 1966 MONDADORI PORTFOLIO/Giorgio Lotti

Italian Vintage Photographs ~ ~ A man rescuing a boy on a flooded street of Florence.

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