Author: Editorial Staff

The Florentine editorial staff
April 28, 2005

Nannucci to create new monument at Santa Maria Novella

Artist Maurizio Nannucci’s proposal for the new monument to be erected at the Santa Maria Novella train station has won the approval of city government. The monument will be a tribute to the collective memory of partisan resistance during World War II. It will be located near the

Restaurant Magazine Awards 3 Italian Restaurants

Italy did not fair as well as Great Britain this year in Restaurant Magazine’s top 50 restaurants in the world list, but 3 Italian eateries did manage to get on the list. Italy’s top are, Checchino dal 1887 in Rome, Gambero Rosso in Livorno, and Florence&

Formula 1: Alonso takes imola by storm

After 3 seasons dominated by Ferrari, Renault pilot, Fernando Alonso won at Imola last weekend. The Spanish pilot did win the Grand Prix at Imola, however he was closely followed by the stunning Michael Schumacher, who, thanks to some very impressive tactical manoeuvres was able to come in at second

Film director Zeffirelli supports young fashion

World renowned Florentine film director Franco Zeffirelli was the guest of honour last week at the events celebrating the closing of the academic year for students at the Accademia Italiana.   The event titled, “Cinema, moda & design”, was a grand display of the works created by students

Gas Prices Continue to Rise

A full tank of gas costs 8 Euro more this year than it did the same time last year and no respite is in sight. In fact, prices are predicted to rise as high as 1.4 Euro per litre by this summer.

Fiorentina: Afraid to win

There are only five days remaining in the Italian football championship and the Fiorentina does not seem to be winning its battle against automatic elimination from the A Series.   Although a tied game against Bologna would not have been that bad under normal conditions, earning just one point now

Tuscan cold cuts get an official seal

The Unicoop supermarket chain in Florence has decided to make their line of traditional Tuscan cold cuts official. The numerous products that are grown and produced using customary local methods will now have a specific seal on their packaging in order to make them easily recognisable to customers. Some of
April 21, 2005

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.

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

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