European Vacation – September 15,16 and 17/19 – Pisa, Italy (Part 9) – River Arno

The River Arno is a river in the Tuscany region and is the second most important river in Italy, after the Tiber. It is 241 km long and flows through Florence, Empoli and Pisa, before flowing into the Tyrrhenian Sea at Marina di Pisa.

It has been prone to flooding in the past, most recently in 1966, when it collapsed an embankment in Florence, killing at least 40 people and destroying millions of works of art and rare books.


We walked along and across the Arno many times during our stay. As you will see below, it had many moods, depending on the time of day and light.


What historic sights you have seen

as you flow through and in between

Italian cities, new and old,

sometimes timid and sometimes bold,

your water brings both life and death,

serene views take away my breath.

River vistas

Recreation and solitude

Evening stroll

Morning ripples. Check out the first shot. Looks like it must have been quite the evening down by the Arno. The last shot was taken by my Patty, who saw the beauty in the building reflections before I did.

11 thoughts on “European Vacation – September 15,16 and 17/19 – Pisa, Italy (Part 9) – River Arno

    1. It is possible, although the Venice flooding is made all the worse by unusually high tides. Liguria, particularly Genoa had flooding a week ago. There are currently flood warnings out for both Pisa and Florence. Hope it all eases soon. Thanks for reading Bernie. Allan


    1. Thanks Marcus. How fabulous to live so close to all this beauty, history and delicious food. I hear there are serious flooding issues in the area, right now. Thanks for reading Marcus. Enjoy your week. Allan


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