Nov. 6, 1966 “Cimabue moriva [Cimabue was Dying]”

Today, on the 49th anniversary of the Flood, we found this moving letter of the restorer Umberto Baldini*, who accounts hour by hour the tragic events of November 6th, 1966, as Cimabue’s  Crucifix was about to be lost forever. Dear Baldini, they tell me that we are losing the Crucifix of Cimabue; apparently the head … More Nov. 6, 1966 “Cimabue moriva [Cimabue was Dying]”

Santa Croce and the Flood of 1966 – a Fearful Chronicle

Mineral water sales boomed. People shaved in it, washed in it, cleaned sculptures with it and tried it as a rust-remover for cars. Some even drunk it. — The Sunday Times Magazine, December 11, 1966 In eight centuries, more than fifty significant floods have left their mark on the Santa Croce complex. Due to its vicinity to the Arno … More Santa Croce and the Flood of 1966 – a Fearful Chronicle