Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Italy 2016 - "Angels of the Mud" - 50th Anniversary of the Flood in Florence

ISSUE DATE: 4 November 2016
STAMP SIZE: 30 x 40 mm
 STAMP THEME: Angeli del fango
 STAMP DESIGN: Poste Italiane

The 1966 flood of the Arno 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. With the combined effort of Italian and foreign volunteers alike, or angeli del fango ("Mud Angels"), many of these fine works have been restored.

Stamp images thanks to Poste Italiane