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The Flood of 1966

Santi Apostoli

Located close to the Santa Trinita bridge, the Santi Apostoli church, whose origins date back to the 6th century, was particularly affected by the flood. The mud in front of the church portal, wreckage from the surrounding buildings, destroyed chattels, and the very conspicuous water level in the interior of the church are awe-inspiring proof of the effects of the flood catastrophe. The removed altarpiece by Tommaso d'Antonio Manzuoli lets us estimate just how much permanent damage the flood inflicted on Florentine works of art and how much was destroyed.


The church’s façade (Photographer Bazzechi)

The façade and Piazza del Limbo (Photographer Bazzechi)

Portal (Photographer Bazzechi)

Nave to the west (Photographer Bazzechi)

Right aisle to the east (Photographer Bazzechi)

Nave, view to the choir (Photographer Bazzechi)

View of the right nave (Photographer Bazzechi)

Stucco, view of the third southern chapel (Photographer Bazzechi)

Damages of the altarpiece and western wall of the first southern chapel (Photographer Bazzechi)

Altarpiece by Tommaso d'Antonio Manzuoli, Worship of the Child (Photographer Bazzechi)

The damaged altarpiece by Manzuoli is taken down (Photographer Bazzechi) Distacco della pala del Manzuoli (fotografo Bazzechi)




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