Author: Editorial Staff

The Florentine editorial staff
April 21, 2005

Moto Gran Prix:Brasilian Barros Wins in Estoril

Alex Barros took first place at the GP in Portugal this past weekend. Valentino Rossi came in second, Max Biaggi, third , and Marco Melandri at fourth. Gibernaud fell, probably because of rainy conditions, and was forced to withdraw from the race.

Western Australias Premier Attends Artisan Fair

The President of the Tuscany Region, Claudio Martini, has invited the Premier of Western Australia, Geoff Gallop, to participate in the inauguration activities for the 69th Annual Artisan Fair of Florence. The Premier, along with aboriginal artists and their works, will inaugurate Western Australia’s stand at the fair

Regional election…results explained

Party name Party Game – pot the logo Follow the Leader La Margherita – Democrazia è Libertà (DL) Daisy (Daisy Democracy is Freedom – now isn’t that nice?) Francesco Rutelli, pin-up looks not enough to win the last elections as leader of the centre left. Democratici di Sinistra (DS) Olive tree (Democrats of the Left) […]

Italians Eat 25% Less Fresh Bread

Modern lifestyles with less time to dedicate to food shopping and cooking, and so-called low calorie and long-conservation substitutes have caused the consumption of fresh bread to fall drastically in the past five years. Consumer trends show that the millenary tradition of eating one of the numerous varieties

Fa la cosa giusta!

“Fa’ la cosa giusta!” is a new guidebook to critical consumption within the Tuscany Region. A detailed list of about 200 shops and organizations has been collected in this guide as a way for consumers to be able to choose “clean businesses”, like shops that promote fair-trade policies and organic goods. There is also a […]

The ‘Monster of Florence’ becomes a film star

The serial killer who terrorized Florence will soon be the protagonist of a movie.   Roman actor and director Lorenzo Flaherty has bought the film rights to the book, Compagni di sangue, which recounts the investigation of the brutal murders of 8 couples in the Florence area between 1968 and