Social network for soccer talents
The Italian Footballers’ Association has created a new online service, Yourfootball, to connect young players of all nationalities and categories with agents and football clubs of all levels.
Yourfootball works like a social network: players aged 16 to 24 (who are in …
Bills paid put online
A recent release of 7.5 million euro has finally enabled the Province of Lucca to pay many of the companies and professionals who have provided services to the province. The funds have been released through the application of Decree n. 35 …
There’s a new online survey asking fans their opinion on how club officials can improve Florence’s Franchi Stadium, home of the ACF Fiorentina. Most importantly, it asks whether the barrier in the Tribune section of the grandstand should be removed, replicating …
Final games will define season
ACF Fiorentina may have extended their run of good form with victories over Atalanta and Torino, but the final five games of the 2012–2013 Serie A season will be decisive, determining whether Fiorentina achieve their goal of qualification for European football. …
NIGHT TRAIN TO LISBON
Odeon: April 29–May 5
You can change your life in an instant. Raimund Gregorius, a stuck-in-a rut Latin teacher in Berne changes his life when an incident propels him into a literary investigation that takes him to Portugal. …
Economy + Society
Festival d'Europa returns May 7 to 12
As the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence and the region of Tuscany have long had a ‘European calling.’ For this reason, Florence was chosen as the home of the European University Institute (EUI), which studies the activities and development of …
Recreating baroque musical instruments
A passion for music led German-born artisan Karl Till Riecke to choose an unusual occupation: rebuilding musical instruments from the baroque period in the hills of Tuscany.
Till started playing the cello at 10, and after leaving his studies at a musical …
Transparency main objective, says Renzi
Together with Rome and Aquila, the city of Florence recently won the title of ‘Smart City’ from the Milan-based Information and Communication Technology fair, SMAU, for its work to increase the city’s social infrastructure and make data and information more accessible …
The Uffizi Gallery recently presented the restoration of three of its oldest artworks: two crucifixes from the 1200s and a diptych from the 1300s by Bonaventura Berlinghieri, of the Lucca School. The newly restored works, on display at the former church …
New Freciarossa train honours athlete
To commemorate Italian track legend and politician Pietro Mennea, who recently passed away, the Finmeccanica-owned comany, AnsaldoBreda, will dedicate one of its latest high-speed trains to the Barletta-born sprinter, nicknamed the ‘Arrow of the South.’
The train, called Frecciarossa 1000, was unveiled …
MiBAC faces funds crisis
Citing funding pressures, Italy's Ministry of Culture (MiBAC) has cancelled one of the most anticipated and best-loved events of the year, April’s traditional Culture Week.
Over the last few years, MiBAC has granted free entrance to more than 400 state museums and …
Brilliant editor wanted for TF team
Wake up and check e-mails for emergencies. Ok, nothing urgent. Have breakfast and get ready for work. Must hurry: have coffee appointment with a new writer in piazza della Repubblica this morning. Brainstorm ideas with her and get her feedback on …
New park in Florence
The camping ground below piazzale Michelangelo will close to make space for a park named after Tuscan poet Mario Luzi.
Florence mayor Matteo Renzi announced the decision on Facebook: ‘Mario Luzi’s dream will finally come true.’
‘We have approved an important decision for …
Rampant Viola thrash Inter
On February 17, ACF Fiorentina produced a scintillating performance at Florence’s Artemio Franchi Stadium, beating Internazionale 4-1. It was the first time Fiorentina had the upper hand over Inter Milan since 2006. The victory ensured that the Viola remain within touching …
Region earns record for alcohol consumption
is tied with the northern mountainous region of Val d'Aosta for first place in
alcohol consumption, according to the Eurispes report, Rapporto Italia 2013.
Fifty-eight percent of Tuscans regularly consume alcohol, compared to 53
percent in the rest of Italy.
the report showed a decrease …
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