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Now, after so much water and destruction, here comes all the mud,so much mud that no one could have anticipated the size and severity of the aftermath for a city like Florence, so rich in masterpieces and invaluable works of art.
But it was exactly this global awareness of what had happened and was still happening to the world’s artistic and cultural legacy that started a rush to help what was later to be defined as a phenomenon of the “Mud Angels”.
The flood was the first episode in Italy that underlined the absolute lack of an efficient body for the civil protection. In fact, in this critical situation the first official helps arrived six days after the beginning of the catastrophe;
six days isolated from the world without electricity, no heating, no phone and with the difficulty of procuring food.
THE MUD ANGELS
Realizing the immense wealth and importance of Florentine culture in a global context, many individuals and organizations contributed to the conservation mission, providing both funding and manpower Continua a leggere
The 1966 Flood of the Arno River in Florence killed 101 people and damaged or destroyed millions of masterpieces of art and rare books. It is considered the worst flood in the city’s history since 1557.
With the combined effort of Italian citizens and foreign donors and committees, or angeli del fango (“Mud Angels”), many of these fine works have been restored.
Part 1: The water
“On November 4, 1966, in Florence the Arno river swollen with dark, muddy waters, spilled over sweeping away everything in its way. When the waters subsided, only destruction enveloped the city.”
In truth, this extraordinary, tragic event has no witness; it was still dark when on the morning of November 4, 1966, the Arno River violently flooded the streets of the city.Unlike now, there were no cameras, smartphones or technical devices to capture this tragic, unique event. The only pictures available are amateurish and often very low quality; nonetheless they can still convey how dramatic this event has been, for Florence and for the world.
Emilio Pucci is not only one of the pioneers of last century’s fashion and the man who gave his name to the fashion house that now from Florence proposes and sells his creations around the world, but also an extraordinary character, who has left an indelible mark in the history of aeronautics space.
The decision, which gave Emilio Pucci worldwide (and lunar…..) notoriety was not accidental or exclusively related to his already clearly established creative ability, but also represented a tribute to the great aviator that he was, to the point of earning several medals for bravery in World War II. Continua a leggere
This is not the first, not will it be the last, film shot in Florence, but never before has there been such agonizing anticipation of a film version (or digital ?) of Dan Brown’s latest work, “Inferno” which is set right in Florence.
Inferno takes place after the previous Langdon films and picks up with the symbology guru, when he wakes up one morning in a hospital in Florence. Langdon (again played by Tom Hanks), having no memory of the past few days, must once again put his mystery-solving abilities to the task, in order to determine how a brilliant, but terrible, criminal plot is connected to Dante’s “Inferno”.
Ron Howard is in the city these days to cast the hundreds of extras and to survey the city’s main attractions where the film will be shot, in order to resolve and anticipate any logistical issues and evaluate the best shots.
The Boboli’s Gardens , Palazzo Vecchio, Vasari Corridor, Baptistry of San Giovanni, The Duomo Cathedral are the places where the story takes place, while the Michelangelo’s David, Beatrice Portinari, Botticelli, Cosimo de’Medici and the Dante’s death mask are the other references which is spoken in the book.
A real commercial for Florence; and in fact have been invented specialized tours to explore the city through the story of Dan Brown or applications for smartphones with the same objective
It is a different way of learning about a city, but in this case it’s a very comprehensive one, and, for those who have read the book, much more fun.
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This is a historical square, dating to Medieval times, where the people held their meetings; even today the square is the hearth of the ancient and characteristic Santa Croce district, where the traditional football game in costume is played.
The square is however dominate by the Basilica of Santa Croce.
The Basilica of Santa Croce is the Franciscans’ principal church in Florence and is said to have been founded by St Francis himself; in truth it was probably begun seventy years after Francis’s death, in 1294, possibly by the architect of the Duomo, Arnolfo di Cambio.