Author: Editorial Staff

The Florentine editorial staff
August 2, 2021

How to get the Covid Green Pass in Italy

Italy’s Green Pass system will come into effect on August 6, requiring the EU Digital Covid Certificate to be shown to access certain non-essential services, such as eating indoors and on entry to events, pools, theatres, museums and cinemas. It will not be required on public transport or flights within Italy. Food and drinks may […]
July 30, 2021

Secret passages of Palazzo Vecchio reopen August 1

To the delight of visitors, the secret routes through Palazzo Vecchio will restart in the much-loved Florentine palazzo on August 1.
July 28, 2021

Florence extends its UNESCO World Heritage site boundary

The Church of San Miniato al Monte, the Church of San Salvatore al Monte, the monumental ramps designed by Giuseppe Poggi, piazzale Michelangelo, the Rose and Iris Gardens have all become UNESCO World Heritage sites. The extension of the historic centre was ratified today by UNESCO during the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee […]

Chapel of the Cardinal of Portugal restoration revealed

Earthly lovers of the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte and supporters of American non-profit organization Friends of Florence gathered in the hilltop place of worship this morning to behold a miraculous restoration.       The Chapel of the Cardinal of Portugal, a milestone in the development of Florentine Renaissance art, was reopened today […]
July 27, 2021

Tabernacle of the Arte dei Rigattieri and Linaioli at Orsanmichele restored

The works were entirely funded by the Associazione Amici dei Musei e dei Monumenti fiorentini.
July 24, 2021

Foreigners in Tuscany struggle to secure a vaccine

A technicality is preventing countless foreigners in Tuscany from securing a Covid-19 vaccine.     Despite the presence of the “Non iscritti SSN” (persons unregistered with the national health service) category on the Tuscany Region’s vaccine booking website, the system requires entry of a “codice numerico” that is proving impossible to obtain.       […]
July 23, 2021

Italy to introduce “green pass” for the summer

Italy’s Green Pass system will come into effect on August 6, requiring the EU Digital Covid certificate to be shown to access certain non-essential services, such as eating inside in restaurants and on entry to outdoor events, wellness centres, pools, gyms, theatres, museums and cinemas. (A quick coffee at the bar counter will be allowed […]
July 21, 2021

Monument to Michal Skotnicki at Santa Croce restored

Restoration works have been completed on the funeral monument of the Polish Count Michal Bogoria Skotnicki at Santa Croce, thanks to the support of the Inner Wheel Club Firenze Medicea.
July 16, 2021

Sculptures at piazzale Michelangelo and piazza della Signoria to be restored

The restoration of a sculptural group at piazzale Michelangelo including the bronze copy of Michelangelo's David has begun, commissioned by the Municipality of Florence with the support of Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A.
July 14, 2021

Andrea Bocelli speaks with The Florentine

  The renowned Italian tenor speaks with The Florentine about the Andrea Bocelli Foundation’s ten year anniversary and their education-focused projects.   Read more about the Andrea Bocelli Foundation here, and watch our interview with ABF’s president, Laura Biancalani.