Author: Editorial Staff

The Florentine editorial staff
May 5, 2005
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A lucky Milan wins in Florence

A crucial match last Saturday at Florence’s Franchi Stadium between top-of-the-classification Milan and retrocession-defending Fiorentina did not go as Florentine fans had hoped.   Milan had vital points at stake that would keep it at the head of the classification against the other leading
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New summer traffic restrictions in centre

New restrictions for vehicles entering the city centre will begin this Thursday, May 5th. These restrictions will last throughout the summer season until September 10th, in order to control the increased night-time traffic during this period.   Certain zones have been designated as areas open only to the traffic
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Cool Summer Predicted for Italy

Weather forecasters are predicting that Italy will have summer temperatures within normal limits this year, possibly a repeat of the temperate summer last year. However, the incredibly hot May Day weekend leaves many cringing, as they remember that 2003’s unusually hot May Day was a precursor to one
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Shock video of top football player receiving injection

A documentary film transmitted on public television last week broadcast footage from a hidden video camera of one of Italy’s top football players, Fabio Cannavaro, being injected with a substance administered by a doctor before a match.   Although the substance that was injected, Neoton, is not actually
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San Lorenzo district to close at midnight

The inhabitants of the San Lorenzo neighbourhood recently decided they had had enough. Tensions created between residents and some market vendors who were littering streets, and, even worse, with raucous night time visitors, finally came to a head a few weeks ago when inhabitants took to the streets in protest
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Cycling: Cipollini Retires

One of Italy’s, and the world’s, top cyclists, Mario Cipollini announced he would be retiring. After a long and successful career the king of cycling has decided to leave the competitive circuit: “I have been racing with emotion for a lifetime and it will be
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Illegal Work Decreases in Tuscany

The Italian Tax Bureau (INPS) caught 6,886 people who worked without paying taxes in 2002, but estimates are that total numbers reach as high as 22,000. Though still high, these numbers demonstrate a decrease of 10% since 1995 in “under the table” work agreements. Tuscany also
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Berlusconi’s new government gains approval

When Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi resigned two weeks ago, the political upheaval that ensued forced President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi to request that Berlusconi form a new temporary government to carry out the term until the elections set for next year.   The reorganised government that was then proposed included, for
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Moto GP: Rossi Wins

Valentino Rossi won yet another trophy in an unexpected victory at the first World Motorcycle Race to ever be held in Shanghai, China. Under pouring rain, conditions that Rossi does not perform best in, and with a motorcycle that had caused problems until now, he managed to dominate the entire
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Housing Crisis

Over the course of the next two years, 900 tenants in Florence will face eviction. Tenant’s rights constituents have protested these high numbers. The City has decided to respond to the housing crisis by offering no-interest loans of up to 5,000 Euro for families most in