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February 2, 2016

Transportation changes on Ponte Vespucci

Don’t expect to cross Ponte Vespucci by bus anytime soon.   Florence’s transportation department announced the temporary ban on buses and other heavy vehicles following a discovery by researchers from the University of Florence that one of the bridge’s piers had become unseated.  
May 10, 2012

Simonetta Vespucci

During 2012, The Florentine and the city of Florence are celebrating the sesquicentennial of Amerigo Vespucci's death. But what of the famed woman who also carried this last name?   In the middle of the sixteenth century in Florence, a group of scholars, philosophers and artists-actors in the
April 26, 2012

Vespucci and women artists

For one week, the echoing halls of Palagio di Parte Guelfa will be home to the work of women artists from America who have chosen Florence as their creative home.   Located just behind piazza della Repubblica, the thirteenth-century palace, with architectural features by both Brunelleschi and Vasari, will
February 16, 2012

Amerigo Vespucci

For all of 2012, which has been declared Vespucci Year in Florence, events, exhibitions and conferences will commemorate the Florentine explorer. With this debut article, TF will be publishing a monthly column focused on Vespucci and U.S.-Italy relations for the rest of the year.     In seeking
February 25, 2010

U.S. Coast Guard cadets perform for Vespucci’s birthday

The 21 young singers of the Coast Guard Cadet Chorale will perform March 10 at 11:30am as part of the annual wreath-laying honoring Florentine explorer Amerigo Vespucci, the man who gave the American continent its name. The ceremony will be held in Borgo Ognissanti at the San Giovanni
January 28, 2010

Operation VESPUCCI ,

What is the mayor of Florence's greatest wish? To welcome U.S. president Barack Obama to his city.   Matteo Renzi and a delegation from Florence flew to the United States on January 20 to meet U.S. officials in Washington to discuss joint celebrations for the 500th anniversary
November 2, 2017

A chat with Benjamin Wohlauer

On the SelectUSA program, his priorities and favorite off-duty spots
February 19, 2017

“My beautiful San Giovanni”: Florence Baptistery

In his ‘Divine Comedy’, Dante described the building as “my beautiful San Giovanni,” yet he was not the only famous Florentine to be baptised here.
January 3, 2017

New traffic system for the Cascine

The Palazzo Vecchio has announced a plan to stop night circulation and to lower the speed limit in the Cascine park, Florence's largest green space.
November 3, 2016

Working together, now like then

Italy and the United States have a bond that goes back all the way to the beginning of our country. From New World adventurers Amerigo Vespucci and Giovanni da Verrazzano to Tuscan philosopher and agriculturalist Filippo Mazzei, Italy and America have been longtime partners. Today, we have a robust Italian-American community in the U.S. and […]