Author: Editorial Staff

The Florentine editorial staff
April 21, 2005

Regional election…results explained

Party name Party Game – pot the logo Follow the Leader La Margherita – Democrazia è Libertà (DL) Daisy (Daisy Democracy is Freedom – now isn’t that nice?) Francesco Rutelli, pin-up looks not enough to win the last elections as leader of the centre left. Democratici di Sinistra (DS) Olive tree (Democrats of the Left) […]

Florence Cracks Down on False Bags

Local officials hope to reduce manufacture and sales of falsified items. Contraband street sellers had a hard time avoiding the police this past weekend due to recent changes in local policy which now call for heightened attention to keeping vendors of falsified name-brand items off of the central streets

The ‘Monster of Florence’ becomes a film star

The serial killer who terrorized Florence will soon be the protagonist of a movie.   Roman actor and director Lorenzo Flaherty has bought the film rights to the book, Compagni di sangue, which recounts the investigation of the brutal murders of 8 couples in the Florence area between 1968 and

Tuscany Region Opens 379 Free Internet Points

The Region of Tuscany and the City of Florence will soon be offering free Internet access to the public. A total of 379 access points will be opened throughout Tuscany. 25 locations equipped with computers, printers and Internet connection will be opened in Florence alone and should be operating by

Historic city centre shops risk closure

Several historic locations in the centre of Florence have recently announced that they may be forced to close up shop. Due to a changing economic climate that no longer favours the locally-owned artisan shop tradition, these stores now risk eviction.   In recent years, much of the real estate

Football:Upsetting Defeat for Milan

Just seven games away from the end of the Italian Championships the top ranking team Milan was dealt a tough blow when it lost the match 2 to 0 against Siena last Sunday. Juventus has now taken the leading spot in the Championship classification with 70 points, while Milan remained

Western Australias Premier Attends Artisan Fair

The President of the Tuscany Region, Claudio Martini, has invited the Premier of Western Australia, Geoff Gallop, to participate in the inauguration activities for the 69th Annual Artisan Fair of Florence. The Premier, along with aboriginal artists and their works, will inaugurate Western Australia’s stand at the fair

Frescobaldi cantinas searched by police

The idyllic Frescobaldi vineyard, nestled in the Tuscan hills near Montespertoli, was abruptly invaded by police last week in a surprise action to verify charges that one of the most important wine making companies in Tuscany was not following regulations and was mixing their grapes. An ex-employee of the

Cycling:Di Luca Wins Amstel Gold Race

Italian cyclist Danilo Di Luca triumphed at the Amstel Gold Race, the first classification in the triple of the Ardenne, as well as a qualifying trial for the ProTour. Dutchman Boogerd came in second and two more Italians, Celestino and Rebellin, took third and fourth places.