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

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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, ...

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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

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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

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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

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Heated debates tarnish April 25 holiday

This year, the holiday commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Italian Liberation Day falls on a Monday, and many people are planning to use the long weekend to get away. But, if one does remain in Florence for the holiday there are actually a wide array of events that have been

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Traffic restrictions end in Florence

The restrictions on private vehicle circulation that have been in effect since the beginning of 2005 are set to end this month even though air pollution levels still far exceed the limits set by the European Union. Regulations allow European cities to exceed pollution level maximums only thirty-five days

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Architect Isozaki revises Uffizi plans

It has been a long and bumpy road for Architect Arata Isozaki since he won the International competition to redesign the Uffizi Gallery in 1998, but it seems there may be a happy ending in sight after his most recent visit to Florence. His plans, which had been blocked by

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The fabric of a Tuscan town

Tucked away on Tuscany’s eastern border with Umbria, an 11th-century town drapes itself eloquently over a steep hilltop. Far flung on the Tuscan map from the well-trodden tourist haunts of ...

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Florence architecture student exhibition at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC

The Italian Cultural Institute and the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC, in collaboration with AACUPI, has presented the Back from Italy exhibition, featuring a selection of designs and projects by architecture students who spent the past semester studying abroad.

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The “tram revolution” continues, stronger than ever

Since inaugurating the expansion of Line 1 on July 16, 2018, the City of Florence has been on path towards the total modernization of its tram network, opening Line 2 ...

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Helping others

Helping others I n a place renowned for its fine food, it is heartbreaking to know that so many go without. Thankfully, there are a number of local groups dedicated ...

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