The term "black gorga" indicated the places where thunders or roars originated (or were thought to originate) that were manifested with the approach of atmospheric disturbances, generally such noises were also considered harmful. It also seems that the source of the Arno and the area of the Black Gorga were connected with a tunnel inside which Dante, visiting it, imagined the "dark forest". The pond originates from a series of landslides and is currently home to a population of temporaria, reddish frogs, whose males emit guttural sounds during the breeding period from which, according to some, the name of the pond may have originated.
August 28, 2020
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