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

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Storm Ciarán causes flooding in Tuscany

Damage in Prato, Campi Bisenzio, Vinci, Pontedera and the Mugello

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Statue restoration underway in the Loggia dei Lanzi

The cellophane wrapping of the sculptures fluttering in the breeze is captivating the imagination of passersby.

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Israel-Palestine peace rallies in Florence

Addressing the Israel-Hamas War in Tuscany

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US foundation donates one million to complete the new-look Vasari Corridor

Nevada-based Edwin L. Wiegand Foundation is funding the final setup, which is expected to reopen in May 2024.

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Pink October in Florence 2023

Fundraising, free checks, and awareness across Florence.

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New Airbnbs outlawed in central Florence

Florence city council takes matters into its own hands.

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PwC opens English-friendly desk in Florence

The office provides full legal services to Tuscany's international community.

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Saving Siena Synagogue

Donate to the international fundraising campaign for this religious landmark.

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Dreoni celebrates 100 years of selling toys

The family-run via Cavour store holds a vintage toy exhibition and a party.

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Homelessness in Florence

Caritas explains the causes behind the rise in homelessness in Florence.

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Florence and Firenze: a tale of two cities

Florentines operate mostly in Firenze, whilst Florence is the domain of tourists.

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Biological air quality checks underway at Florence Cathedral

Lichens are being used to analyze micro-organisms in the air.

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The perfume industry comes to Florence for Pitti Fragranze

Big business in the world of scent is ongoing this weekend at the Stazione Leopolda.

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Become a top Travel Advisor in Italy!

September is the new January, which means that it’s the best time of year for a career change. Innovative US-headquartered host agency for luxury leisure travel sales, Departure Lounge, is ...

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Top Italian tennis and padel stars play in Pontassieve

Don't miss this high-level tennis and padel tournament from September 7 to 17.

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Cheaper public transport scheme introduced for Florence residents

The plan is the first of its kind to be introduced by a major Italian city.

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Work begins on Florence’s ground-breaking future high-speed station

Slated for completion by 2028, Firenze Belfiore station will change the face of Florence’s public transport system.

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19th-century sculptures replaced with modern copies on the Duomo

Pope Leo I, Pope Celestine I and Pope Gregory VII return to the frontage.

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50,000 people celebrate Toscana Pride 2023 in Florence

Toscana Pride coloured the streets of Florence yesterday. About 50,000 people—young and old, locals and internationals—marched at a critical time for Italy’s gay community as the central government continues to ...

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Baptismal records go digital

Birth dates and addresses of Vespucci, Machiavelli and Meucci all feature.

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SYNLAB to open medical center at Manifattura Tabacchi

The centre will become a hub of excellence for health prevention in Florence.

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The King’s Birthday Party returns to Florence to celebrate HM King Charles III

The British Ambassador to Italy, Edward Llewellyn, brings the event back to Florence.

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7 reasons to choose an official registered travel professional in Tuscany

Fiavet Toscana travel agents’ association shares guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable vacation.

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Pitti Uomo 104: runway looks

Fendi, ERL and Polimoda all wowed fashion professionals with their runway looks.

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