The 1966 flood in Florence

Wandering through the city just before Christmas last December, I happened upon this storefront. What caught my eye was the original sign above the door: Filistrucchi. If I am not mistaken, the old sign refers to a family shop named Strucchi, with the “sons of” as a part of the name. I could be wrong, so don’t quote me on this.

I don’t think the current occupant, the wig shop, has anything to do with the original sign. Florence keeps a lot of old signs as part of the city’s heritage.

But then, what caught my eye on second glance, was the sign high above that shows where the historic flood of 1966 reached. This shop is no where near the river area, so it just goes to show us, again and again, how far that devastating flood did its damage.

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