Year: 2010

December 9, 2010
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St. Mark’s Christmas fair

Don't miss St. Mark's English Church first ‘Christmas Fayre' on December 9 (5pm to 9pm) and December 10 (10am to 9pm) at the church on via Maggio 16-18. The fair will feature top-quality work by local designers and craftspeople. Items for sale include hand-painted
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Teaching And Learning In Florence

  Both the Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM) and AACUPI sessions held on November 15 in Palazzo Vecchio for Florens 2010 were a reminder of just how much the foreign study abroad community does to give back to the city of Florence.   LdM’s lecture focused on empowerment and how this emerging theory can promote cultural […]
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Tuscany among the first

With the months-long garbage crisis in Naples hitting extraordinary proportions in late November, 19 of Italy's 20 regions have agreed to take the city's rubbish to help clear the streets. Tuscany was among the first to agree to the plan to resolve the emergency.   On November
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Mario’s last act

The city of Livorno declared November 30 a day of mourning for the death of one of the city's most well-known artists, Mario Monicelli. The legendary film director, 95, committed suicide on November 28, leaping out of a fifth-story hospital window in Rome. Monicelli, born in Viareggio
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The scooter superstar

From the celebrated film Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck to The American, George Clooney's latest thriller, an exciting exhibition at the Piaggio museum spotlights one of Italy's best loved icons: the Vespa. Featuring 60 years of memorabilia, the show gives a glimpse at myriad hit
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Tuscany’s fisherwomen

Five women recently established Italy's first cooperative of female fishers. Located in the Tuscan town of Carrara, the cooperative sells the women's daily catch in the shop Bio e Mare, which it also runs. The women-three Italians, one Bulgarian and one Columbian-‘go to the open
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Granny no guise

Among the 13 people who ended up in handcuffs in a recent operation to stop illegal drug trafficking in Viareggio was a 62-year-old woman, known as Nonna Ernesta, and her elderly partner. The woman, who is considered the brains of a drug dealing clan from the district of
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Sex ed in schools

The Asl health service in Pisa recently began a new initiative to teach youth about the birds and the bees. Three thousand students at 11 secondary schools in Pisa took part in the sex education project, wich involved a board game to test and teach the youth on a variety
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San Miniato wants in

Famous for its important artistic heritage and white truffles, could San Miniato, located close to the Pisa-Florence provincial border, change provinces? More and more citizens of the town, currently within the province of Pisa, are joining a Facebook profile calling for such a move. Although the mayor of San
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Have your say

The Tuscan region recently established a watchdog organization to monitor the effects of the proposed legislation, currently under scrutiny in parliament, on the implementation of fiscal federalism. The organization will study the effects federalism may have at the municipal, regional and national level. An online debate on fiscal federalism and