Italy has been getting drenched. Venice is underwater. Florence is soaked and the city’s 2 rivers show the extent. These pictures were all taken this afternoon.
First, the torrente Mugnone, which is the little river that runs in front of my apartment. Most of the time it resembles a creek more than a river. But not now! It is higher and running faster than I have ever seen it.
And then there is the Arno! It is very full and moving swiftly. Standing on the Santa Trinita Bridge today, it felt eerie: it makes you think of the 1966 flood.
UPDATE on 18 November: