Thursday, December 27, 2007

Qui Arrivò L’Arno


“Qui Arrivò L’Arno, Il 4 Novembre 1966” – you will find plaques scattered around the city with this written on them to show the level the flood water reached in 1966. We are always amazed because we may be far away (it seems) from the river, yet the plaque indicates a mark over our heads. Here is a brief summary of what happened. Other resources: wikipedia page with more background, photos, and more photos.

By the way, “arrivò” is the verb tense passato remoto of the verb “arrivare” – to arrive; this tense is used to describe actions that happened long ago.

I borrowed the picture from a former classmate's blog.

(addition: 01/02/08)

Finally snapped a shot ourselves. This plaque uses "la piena" - the flood. This one was on the side of the Palazzo Serristori, on the river's south bank. The plaque was about 12 feet above our head standing on the sidewalk.

2 comments:

  1. ...your former classmates come here ...^o^....
    Both my boy friend and I have added your blog into our favorite website. However reasons about adding are different. I enjoy reading your travel stories, like I am still staying in Italy. He just wants to learn English....

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  2. ...your former classmates come here ...^o^....
    Both my boy friend and I have added your blog into our favorite website. However reasons about adding are different. I enjoy reading your travel stories, like I am still staying in Italy. He just wants to learn English....

    ReplyDelete