Florence: Days of Destruction (Per Firenze) 1966


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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.

Please join us for a one-off screening of Florence: Days of Destruction, Franco Zeffirelli’s rare documentary of devastation to the city of Florence and the art and cultural history in its museums, archives, and churches. This copy of the film, part of the University of Maryland Libraries’ collections, is one of very few in existence.

“A magnificent, frightening document.” – Variety 

Auditorium, lower ground level

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