Author: Editorial Staff

The Florentine editorial staff
April 21, 2005
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History of Tuscany Online

A comprehensive encyclopedia covering everything on the history of Tuscany is now available on the Internet. Two main sections cover the region’s history as well as Tuscany’s direct influence throughout the rest of Europe. To take a look at this impressive archive go to www.toecana-
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Heated debates tarnish April 25 holiday

This year, the holiday commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Italian Liberation Day falls on a Monday, and many people are planning to use the long weekend to get away. But, if one does remain in Florence for the holiday there are actually a wide array of events that have been
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Football:Upsetting Defeat for Milan

Just seven games away from the end of the Italian Championships the top ranking team Milan was dealt a tough blow when it lost the match 2 to 0 against Siena last Sunday. Juventus has now taken the leading spot in the Championship classification with 70 points, while Milan remained
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Bus Strike Friday

A national bus, metro, and tram strike is set for Friday, April 22nd. Buses in Florence will stop for four hours between 16.30 and 20.30. All other cities will choose their own hours to carry out the strike and times will vary.
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Amico Museo Week

To welcome in the spring, Tuscan museums will offer extended opening hours, special visits to sites normally closed to the public, and events for children, from April 23rd to May 8th. The Region has organised this initiative in accordance with their motto, “a knowledge of one’s cultural
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Traffic restrictions end in Florence

The restrictions on private vehicle circulation that have been in effect since the beginning of 2005 are set to end this month even though air pollution levels still far exceed the limits set by the European Union. Regulations allow European cities to exceed pollution level maximums only thirty-five days
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Cycling:Di Luca Wins Amstel Gold Race

Italian cyclist Danilo Di Luca triumphed at the Amstel Gold Race, the first classification in the triple of the Ardenne, as well as a qualifying trial for the ProTour. Dutchman Boogerd came in second and two more Italians, Celestino and Rebellin, took third and fourth places.
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Florence Cracks Down on False Bags

Local officials hope to reduce manufacture and sales of falsified items. Contraband street sellers had a hard time avoiding the police this past weekend due to recent changes in local policy which now call for heightened attention to keeping vendors of falsified name-brand items off of the central streets
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Wave of violence in the Italian stadiums

Two weeks ago, a series of violent incidents by fans in stadiums throughout the country left the football league shocked, and forced it to take drastic measures immediately in order to quell what seemed to be an epidemic of violence. The results during this past weekend of games were highly
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Architect Isozaki revises Uffizi plans

It has been a long and bumpy road for Architect Arata Isozaki since he won the International competition to redesign the Uffizi Gallery in 1998, but it seems there may be a happy ending in sight after his most recent visit to Florence. His plans, which had been blocked by