Author: Editorial Staff

The Florentine editorial staff
May 5, 2005
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Cost of Living Rises 1.2% in Florence

Although lower than that of most large cities in Italy, Florence’s cost of living has risen 1.2% since last year. While the cost of rent, water, gas, and clothing has increased, that of various food items has actually decreased. The cost of meat and fruit fell by
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Stolen art works recovered

Florentine authorities raided a home near Arezzo last week in a successful fi nale to the three month long operation organised to recover 20 pieces of valuable art that had been stolen over the past eight years.   The pieces that were stolen primarily from churches and private homes range
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Student Discovers U.S. Mistake

A Greek medical student attending the University of Bologna accidentally discovered a technical error in the creation of a report by U.S. investigators on the death of Italian Agent Nicola Calipari. By simply transferring the PDF report file to another program, the black marks used to censor sensitive information
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UK football: Chelsea wins British championship

Chelsea won the British Football Championship with three days anticipation of the finale. After a victory against Bolton last Sunday, Chelsea was able to celebrate its second title after a very long 50 years. As soon as the final whistle was blown, the team soaked the thousands of fans with
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May 8 Dedicated to the small towns of Italy

Sunday, May 8th is a day to celebrate Italian towns whose population amounts to less than 5,000 inhabitants. Organisers hope that this initiative will achieve a new recognition of these less central locations that are often overlooked despite their wealth of traditions, resources, art, and history.   The ancient
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Italian Beaches for Sale

The newly installed Italian Deputy Prime Minister, Giulio Tremonti, proposed selling beaches in Italy’s economically suffering southern provinces. The proposal was met with vocal protest by other officials who were shocked by the idea of selling off one of Italy’s most important patrimonies.
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A lucky Milan wins in Florence

A crucial match last Saturday at Florence’s Franchi Stadium between top-of-the-classification Milan and retrocession-defending Fiorentina did not go as Florentine fans had hoped.   Milan had vital points at stake that would keep it at the head of the classification against the other leading
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New summer traffic restrictions in centre

New restrictions for vehicles entering the city centre will begin this Thursday, May 5th. These restrictions will last throughout the summer season until September 10th, in order to control the increased night-time traffic during this period.   Certain zones have been designated as areas open only to the traffic
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Cool Summer Predicted for Italy

Weather forecasters are predicting that Italy will have summer temperatures within normal limits this year, possibly a repeat of the temperate summer last year. However, the incredibly hot May Day weekend leaves many cringing, as they remember that 2003’s unusually hot May Day was a precursor to one
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Shock video of top football player receiving injection

A documentary film transmitted on public television last week broadcast footage from a hidden video camera of one of Italy’s top football players, Fabio Cannavaro, being injected with a substance administered by a doctor before a match.   Although the substance that was injected, Neoton, is not actually