Author: Editorial Staff

The Florentine editorial staff
April 21, 2005
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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
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Italian Basketball:Reggio Calabria Beats Reggio Emilia

On the 30th day of the Italian A Series Championships, Reggio Calabria’s Eurofiditalia beat Reggio Emilia’s Bipop 98 to 95 in an overtime game away from home.
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Tuscany Region Opens 379 Free Internet Points

The Region of Tuscany and the City of Florence will soon be offering free Internet access to the public. A total of 379 access points will be opened throughout Tuscany. 25 locations equipped with computers, printers and Internet connection will be opened in Florence alone and should be operating by
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The Fiorentina risks downgrading

Two weekends ago the Fiorentina played an incredible game for a tie result with one of the league’s top teams, Juventus. Unfortunately, the team could not muster the same energy and will in another recent game against Livorno, and lost 2 to 0. This means they did not
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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.
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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
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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) […]
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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
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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 […]