News from Florence, Italy, focusing on art and culture, Covid-19, food and wine, and more.
The restoration project on the Madonna di Citerna has begun in Florence at one of the most famous restoration laboratories in the world, the Opificio delle Pietre Dure. Experts hope that during the process it will be confirmed that this sculpture is another work by the master Renaissance artist, Donatello. &
The partial closure of one of the main commuter bridges over the Arno River, Ponte all’Indiano, caused major traffic delays throughout the city last week. Simultaneous road construction works in other parts of the city hindered the creation of well functioning detour routes and commuters were forced to
The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino is a world renowned classical music and dance festival held every year in Florence. Events ranging from opera, to symphony, and ballet are performed by some of the top musicians and dancers. Long time director of the Maggio Musicale, Zubin Mehta, is an accomplished conductor and
World renowned Florentine film director Franco Zeffirelli was the guest of honour last week at the events celebrating the closing of the academic year for students at the Accademia Italiana. The event titled, “Cinema, moda & design”, was a grand display of the works created by students
In the face of a serious economic crisis for Tuscany and Italy, President Martini and Ambassador Sembler met last week to discuss Tuscan – U.S. relations and the numbers of American visitors to the Tuscany region. In Florence alone, universities host six thousand students each year. The total
It seems that Florence’s city centre is still losing its native residents. There are two main reasons why: a consistent emigration to more suburban areas, and a high mortality rate among the large number of elderly residents For years, there has been a general tendency for