Arno

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Arno
LocationArno.PNG
The Arno river
Origin Mount Falterona
Mouth Tyrrhenian Sea
Basin countries Italy
Length 241 km
Basin area 8,228 km²

The Arno is a river in the Tuscany region of Italy. It is the most important river of central Italy after the Tiber River. The river Arno is in the north of Italy.

Source and route[change | edit source]

The river begins on Mount Falterona in the Casentino area of the Apennines. It first takes a curve to the south. The river turns to the west near Arezzo. It passes through Florence, Empoli and Pisa, then flows into the Tyrrhenian Sea at Marina di Pisa.

With a length of 241 kilometres (150 mi), it is the biggest river in the region.

A flood on November 4, 1966 collapsed the embankment in Florence. This killed at least 40 people. It also damaged or destroyed millions of works of art and rare books. 40 years later, hundreds of works have still not been restored.[1]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Alison McLean (November 2006). "This Month in History". Smithsonian 37 (8): 34.