Probe investigates damage caused by TAV
The Tuscan landscape
has been devastated during the construction of the controversial high-speed
train (TAV) tunnel in the Mugello area. Local prosecutors recently launched a
probe to determine who is responsible.
150 billion liters of water have gone to waste, 70 natural springs and 38 …
Iconic doll goes on the auction block for charity
With worldwide celebrations, Barbie celebrated her 50th birthday in 2009.
In Florence, the November 20 celebration
for the world's most famous doll featured …
Conferences, auctions and novello 2009
From December 4
through 13, over 1,000 wine-makers from 20 countries across Europe convened in 60 of Tuscany's municipalities, participating in lectures,
meetings, site visits, art exhibits and markets on the culture of wine.
first edition of Vignaioli & Vignerons (www.vignaiolievignerons.it)
welcomed wine-makers as they …
Special buses to take students on local art tour
new Museo Bus, sponsored by the city and region, will take local schoolchildren
on a special tour of five Florence museums: the …
New Year's Eve events
Florence plans to ring out the old and welcome the new with
music that can be heard from here to Bologna.
To celebrate …
Military plane tragedy at Pisa airport
November 24, a military C-130 transport plane crashed soon after take off from Pisa airport, killing all five
plane, which was involved in a training exercise at the time of the crash, was
from the 46th Air Force brigade, based in Pisa.
Gardens and landscape, the
environment, renewable energy and eco-friendly ideas are the major themes of
the 13th Giardini in Fiera. The market-fair, first …
Florence's Meyer pediatric
hospital has set up a 24-hour hotline for those in the Greater Florence area
who have symptoms of the H1N1 …
municipality of Florence was established on November 20, 1781, and, accordingly, the local
administration celebrated the day with a ceremony in Palazzo …
Through December the
Oblate library, on via dell'Oriolo, will keep its doors open until midnight every day except Sundays and public holidays.
should take as much leave as mothers: so says a landmark ruling from a Florence court, which has extended
the period during which fathers can take paid paternity leave from three to
five months. The new local ruling, which is expected to influence …
More than 120 dogs living in 10 shelters throughout the province of Florence are in need of homes. In
an effort to …
Netizens can now Tweet from the steps of Santa Croce or upload photos to Facebook in Piazza Signoria just minutes after taking them. The Firenze Wi-Fi initiative, which began on November 11, provides free, one-hour Internet access in 12 city squares …
Torrino della Specola re-opens
A lesser-known piece of Florence opens its doors once again after a 150-year closure. The ancient observatory in Florence's Natural History Museum La Specola, called the Torrino, located on via Romana, was first opened in 1807. Local astronomers later abandoned the …
Uffizi treasures that you can touch
Over 100 artworks on display in the Uffizi and Vasari Corridor are now available in digital format. Using specially designed software, the works are life-sized and can be viewed-and touched-on a 42" HD touch screen.
On the touch screen, users can select, …
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