"New hope" is how photographer Francesco Spighi defined the atmosphere in Florence on May 17, on the eve of Italy's reopening.
Florentines are rediscovering their city and determinedly gearing up to resume business in line with the strict legislation in force.
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We’ve kept our promise to stand by your side during lockdown with real-time updates on legislative changes to inform local readers; with thoughtful words and iconic photography in Healing not Broken, a commemorative special issue; a more frequent and redesigned newsletter; and TF Together, our live interview series on Facebook and YouTube.
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