Florence flooding?

I'm travelling to Florence November 21st. I want to know how the flooding this week affected the city and the vicinity. Are the museums open? Will it affect my Chianti and Sienna day tours that I've booked? Can anyone tell me what's going on in Florence now? Thanks!

Posted by Roberto
Fremont, CA, USA
3342 posts

The flooding due to the Acqua Alta was in Venice. Different city, different region. The Arno river did not flood in Florence, although it was at a higher level than usual in the past few days due to heavy rainfall (it's now well below the alert level). If Siena, on top of a hill at a few hundred meters above sea level, ever flooded (maybe due to rising sea level), you wouldn't need to worry because there would be no airport in Italy where your airplane could land and your flight would be cancelled.