Her Majesty calls off visit Rome
Queen Elizabeth II was planning to visit Rome in March, with her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, however due to her health condition, the visit has now been called off.
The visit was scheduled for March 6 and 7, 2013. …
Man to get bionic hand later this year
Scientists in Pisa and Lausanne have been working to make science fiction a reality: they have created the first bionic hand, complete with a sense of touch.
They intend to attach it to a man from Rome later this year. The patient …
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 …
Two workers on the importance of Richard Ginori
The historic Florentine firm Richard Ginori has been synonymous with fine tableware and giftware since its establishment almost three centuries ago. Opened in 1735 by a Florentine marquis, Carlo Ginori, the factory and Richard Ginori brand is still known around the …
The Florentine pays tribute to love this issue!
we celebrate romantic love. After the recent legalisation of same-sex marriage
in the United Kingdom and France, we believe that it is a fine time to stress
that love is love, regardless of race, sex, religion, age or-as illuminated by
our exposé on Italian-expat …
Misstep causes section of Uffizi ceiling to drop
a workman accidentally stepped in the wrong place at the wrong time, a chunk of
sixteenth-century fresco fell to the floor and on top of a statue beneath it.
30-centimetre piece of fresco, part of a section of ceiling in the long main
COS store to open on via Tornabuoni
multinational retailer H&M will be launching one of its most popular brands
in a place that has long symbolized high-end merchandise in Florence.
retailer plans to open a store for its brand COS in the space that Gianfranco
Ferré once occupied along Florence's chic …
Florentines' conduct dubious on the road
to a survey by Direct Line, Italy's largest online insurance company,
Florentines have little regard for the environment when they are behind the
the locals' most common infractions on the road was throwing objects out of a
moving car: 97 percent of those surveyed …
Pedestrian area in Santa Croce expanded
a car in the centre of Florence will soon get a bit more difficult following a
motion by the city council to extend the pedestrian area in and around piazza
new no-traffic zone will include via dei Pepi (between via del Fico …
'David needs pants,' says city in Japan
a copy of Michelangelo's David was
recently unveiled in a park in the Japanese city of Okuizumo, the Renaissance
masterwork sparked criticism from residents. Some want to cover up the statue's
intimate parts, arguing it ‘frightens children.' The copy, which stands five
metres tall, needs …
Florence among Italy's most Twitter friendly
City of Florence's official twitter account (@comunefi) is the third most
followed of all of Italy's cities, reaching over 10,000 followers, and putting
Florence ahead of bigger Italian cities like Milan (over 6,000 followers) and
Rome (over 9,000 followers), but behind Turin (over 50,000 …
Trade down by 15 percent compared to 2011
economic crisis continues to hit the Florence metropolitan area. According to
the Florence chapter of the national business association, Confcommercio,
consumption in December 2012 dropped by 15 percent, compared to the same month
particular, bars have experienced a 10 percent drop in sales, …
Slander trial moved to Florence
case involving Amanda Knox has been moved to Florence after Knox's defence team
argued that there would be a conflict of interest if the trial stayed in
was charged with slander after accusing current Perugia prosecutor Giuliano
Mignini and the Perugia police of physical …
Chat and tweet from the Mascagni terrace
areas of the city of Livorno will be covered by free WiFi. Thanks to a two-year
contract, the new service, which is part of the project LivornoNet, will be
active by summer.
finally found someone who will set up and operate the service for …
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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