The pit is about 200 meters long and 7 meters wide, was opened near the Ponte Vecchio and Le Grazie in the center of Florence, fell twenty parked cars.
The cause of the failure, according to preliminary results of the research fire brigade, was the erosion of the shore on the Arno river. Firemen and police are working to prevent other possible road collapses. No injuries or significant damage were reported, but many cars were flooded. For safety examines a nearby building.