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News from Florence, Italy, focusing on art and culture, Covid-19, food and wine, and more.

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Florence to send locks of hair to the Iranian Embassy

Locks of hair that have been collected at the Museo Novecento in solidarity with Iranian women will be sent to the Iranian Embassy in Rome.

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When Italy won at rugby

A rugby fan reels from the experience of watching Italy beat Australia for the first time in history.

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Scuola Leonardo da Vinci wins international prize as Best Italian Language School in Italy

An Italian language school in Florence has been awarded as the best place to learn the language. Find out more.

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Ponte Vecchio to be restored comprehensively for the first time in history

Initial samples are being taken for the campaign costing two million euro.

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New urban beehives installed in the Marienheim Garden

Americans Laura Shadden and Allyson Volpe are on a mission to expand Florence's bee population.

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Kartell opens new store in Florence

Expect iconic sustainable designs from Kartell and Philippe Starck's Smart Wood Collection.

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Florence Baptistery closed to the public until mid December

The Baptistery will be closed until December for restoration works.

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Tourism in Florence: tour operators give their take

Industry sees boost with striking summer increase.

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Florence favoured for noted congresses

The Renaissance city has been awarded prestigious conventions.

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What’s next at The British Institute of Florence

Visit The British Institute of Florence, your new home from home.

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Global Art Teachers Exchange

The Global Art Teachers Exchange is set to take place at the International School of Florence in October.

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High traffic on the River Arno

Pleasure crafting along the 1,200-metre-long navigable stretch of the Arno between the San Niccolò and Santa Rosa weirs has become increasingly popular. 

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New European cultural heritage research hub at Manifattura Tabacchi

Advanced technologies for the study and conservation of cultural heritage homed in the Renaissance city.

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MasterChef Poland gets cooking in piazza Santa Croce

Filming is underway for MasterChef Poland in piazza Santa Croce.

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Florence’s trams today and tomorrow

The tram system in Florence has a new website for information on existing and planned tramlines.

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Tuscany, the climate crisis is here

This summer has clearly demonstrated that the climate crisis has arrived in Florence and Tuscany. 

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Meyer Health Campus opens

The Meyer Health Campus aims to be much more than a learning center of a university hospital.

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Work at The Florentine: Deputy Editor (maternity cover)

Are you a team player with a love of Florence and the contemporary media scene? Join us at The Florentine.

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Michelangelo’s David now basks in a new light

The Renaissance masterpiece and the adjoining rooms at the Accademia Gallery all boast state-of-the-art, energy-saving lighting systems.

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Mourning Queen Elizabeth II in Florence, Italy

Florence is mourning Queen Elizabeth II through the sense of community we are fortunate to have in the city.

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Marina Calamai’s Labyrinth at Villa Favard Park

Visitors can navigate 38 spots within the maze to learn about measures to reduce global warming.

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Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Italy’s first fashion show in Florence’s Sala Bianca

July 22 marks the 70th anniversary of Italy’s first fashion show, held in the Sala Bianca at Palazzo Pitti, in Florence.

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Ethical luxury footwear brand ADAR crowdfunds vegan Italian-made sneaker

New Italian ethical footwear brand ADAR launched its debut vegan and sustainable sneaker on Kickstarter on July 5. Founded by Florence-based fashion designer Willy Anne Wijnja and Zurich-based entrepreneur Luca ...

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Life sciences in Tuscany: a brighter future for healthcare

Tuscany is a home to life sciences, which generate 8.8 billion euro in turnover.

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