Category: NEWS

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

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Ginori Museum gardens to reopen in Sesto Fiorentino

The Ginori Museum gardens in Sesto Fiorentino will reopen in the third week of May, although the museum will remain closed for restoration.

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Earthquake risk in Florence: what to think and how to react

Florence is currently experiencing an earthquake swarm. How should we react in light of the recent seismic activity in Tuscany?

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Cinema Odeon Firenze to become a multifunctional space with Giunti Editore

The 100 year old Odeon Cinema in Florence is set to become a multi-functional space by the end of the year.

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Covid-19: May 2022 rules

Now you can enter a restaurant or supermarket anywhere in Italy and no longer have to wear a mask.

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Tips + tricks for a more sustainable (tech) life

Here are a few tips and tricks for a more sustainable tech life when it comes to web and electronic device usage.

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Swedish company Erqole strengthens investments in Tuscany

Swedish company Erqole is making a major investment in southern Tuscany to turn former fish factory, Cirio, into luxury tourist accommodation with the help of Invest in Tuscany.

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The future of Florence is green

Mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, outlines the city's green plans for the future, including new parks and a circulation charge.

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3 inspiring social and environmental movements in Florence

Here are 3 inspiring social and environmental movements that are taking environmental matters to a practical new level in Florence.

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YellowSquare hostel opens in Florence’s viale Redi

Student hostel YellowSquare opens in Florence's viale Redi, with 250 dorm beds, a rooftop pool, bar and restaurant.

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Palazzo Portinari Salviati opens in via del Corso

Palazzo Portinari Salviati's blend of high-end residential apartments, vacation suites and fine dining opens on April 15.

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Wisteria in bloom at Villa Bardini

The Instagram photo contest for the flower-covered archway is back for 2022.

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Effects of Russia-Ukraine conflict on Italy

Although Italy has more at stake than most countries, it has nevertheless been supporting sanctions against Russia and, through the statements of Prime Minister Draghi, it is clear that Italy will unite with its western allies and stand against Russian power.

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Florence gains free coding centre

The city positions itself firmly as a centre for technology with a free school for coding creatively structured without lessons or teachers. 42 Firenze is a project backed by Fondazione ...

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DUCO Italy and the thoughts of Florence’s hotel managers

DUCO Italy is a high-end tourism event held annually in Florence, Italy. It promotes the excellence of Italian hospitality to the world’s most important buyers. It’s an invitation-only event featuring ...

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Covid-19: April 2022 rules

Italy’s Covid rules are set to change in April 2022 as hospitalization rates slow, despite rising infection numbers.

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Michelangelo’s David in piazza della Signoria damaged

The copy of Michelangelo's David in piazza della Signoria was damaged on March 11, with repairs to cost 15 thousand euro.

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David in mourning for Kyiv on Michelangelo’s birthday

The David by Palazzo Vecchio was covered in a black cloth to convey Florence’s pain at the situation in Kyiv.

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Mediterranean Forum: The Florence Charter promotes education and dignity

More than 100 mayors and bishops from 20 Mediterranean countries gathered in Florence from February 25 to 27 at the Mediterranean Forum.

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In pictures: Florence for Peace in Ukraine rally on Sunday, February 27

Approximately 5,000 people gathered in piazza della Signoria on Sunday, February 27 to call for peace in Ukraine.

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How to help Ukrainians in Florence and Tuscany

Over 11,000 Ukrainians live in Tuscany and 2,300 in the province of Florence. Here's how you can help them and the crisis caused by the war in Ukraine.

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Cancelled: Pope Francis’ visit to Florence

Pope Francis has been forced to cancel his visit to Florence on Sunday due to acute knee pain, reports the Vatican’s press office.

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Honoring Giorgio La Pira’s legacy at the 2022 Meeting of Mediterranean Bishops and Mayors

Giorgio La Pira’s legacy will again be in the mind of all those at the Meeting of Mediterranean Bishops and Mayors in Florence in February.

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Pope Francis to visit Florence on February 27, 2022

On Sunday, February 27, Pope Francis is due to visit Florence on the last day of the Meeting of Mediterranean Bishops and Mayors.

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Boom in film sets in Tuscany

Films, documentaries, TV series and audiovisual creations seek the beauty of Tuscany as their backdrop. 2021 saw an increase of 100% compared to 2019, with over 146 productions made by ...

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