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This foto was taken from "ponte alle grazie" one of the bridges situated over the Arno river.

The river originates on Mount Falterona (1654 meters in the Casentino area) of the Apennines, and takes a southward curve. The river turns to the west near Arezzo passing through Florence, Empoli and Pisa, flowing into the Tyrrhenian Sea at Marina di Pisa. With a length of 241 kilometers (149 miles), it is the largest river in the region.

It crosses Florence, where it passes below the Ponte Vecchio and the Santa Trinita bridge (built by Bartolomeo Ammannati, but inspired by Michelangelo). The river flooded this city regularly in historical times, the last occasion being the famous flood of 1966, with 4,500 meters³/second (158,916 ft³/s) after a rain of 437.2 millimetres (17.2 in) in Badia Agnano and 190 millimetres (7.4 in) in Florence, in only 24 hours.

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