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June 3, 2010
NEWS

OP-ED Editorials & Opinions

We introduce this space as a forum in which TF readers can voice and exchange their opinions, concerns and kudos about life in Florence and Italy. E-mail your letters to the editor, essays and opinion pieces to inbox@theflorentine.net and we will publish them, depending on available space,
January 10, 2008
NEWS

A matter of opinion

The fourth regional Censis report has indicated that Tuscans have been quick in addressing the challenges of the global economy. Statistics show that from 2000 to 2006, 80 percent of new businesses launched involved high technology applications. The entrepreneurial spirit seems strong in the immigrant community: the number foreigners who
October 18, 2007
NEWS

A matter of opinion

Noted art critic Vittorio Sgarbi finally got his wish. The controversial exhibition of gay art that caused havoc among city councilors in Milan will soon be opening in Florence.   Entitled Vade retro: art and homosexuality, the exhibit will begin on October 23 at the Liberty della Stazione building. It
November 6, 2018
LIFESTYLE

Rental diaries, vol. 16

On Facebook recently, an acquaintance put out one of those pseudo-“ask the audience” posts. You know the kind: ostensibly the person wants input, but really their mind is quite made up, so while waiting for the 14 bus, or for their pasta water to boil, they pose a question and hope a few of their […]
ART + CULTURE

UNESCO in Florence: an interview with Carlo Francini

“The Historic Centre of Florence can be perceived as a unique social and urban achievement, the result of persistent and long-lasting creativity, which includes museums, churches, buildings and artworks of immeasurable worth” is how UNESCO explains its reasoning for Florence’s status as a World Heritage Site. Carlo Francini, site manager of the UNESCO World Heritage […]
October 30, 2018
NEWS

Does Italy fail in guaranteeing LGBT rights?

ILGA-Europe has recently issued its annual ranking on the LGBT community’s situation in Europe. Italy positions itself 32 out of the 49 European countries, demonstrating that there is still a need for improvement to guarantee a safe environment for LGBT people within the country. This May, ILGA-Europe published “Rainbow Europe”, its annual rating of the […]
September 15, 2018
LIFESTYLE

Strengthening family bonds in Sinalunga

In Under the Tuscan Sun (1996), a memoir about her experiences in Cortona, a small quintessentially medieval city, Frances Mayes eloquently fostered the fantasy and romance of life in Tuscany: “My idea of heaven still is to drive the gravel farm roads of Umbria and Tuscany, very pleasantly lost.” Italy seems to be on everyone’s […]
July 16, 2018
NEWS

The “fiaccherai” of Florence

"Fiaccherai" and animal rights activists saddle up for summer debates
May 30, 2018
NEWS

On the ticket gates at Santa Maria Novella

As the high season sets in, holiday goers will notice a new addition to Florence’s main transportation hub: the ticket gates at the Santa Maria Novella train station.
May 22, 2018
NEWS

GDPR: What Italian businesses need to know

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25, 2018. Here is a useful summary for Italian business owners to establish how their businesses will be affected and understand whether their businesses are ready for these new rules.