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Florence news

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The Future of Florence

Florence city council set out plans to combat "touristification".

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Concerns surround the future of Thursday’s flower market

The city council states "maximum willingness to keep the historic flower market alive”.

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Starbucks and more stores open in the renovated Santa Maria Novella subway

Additions have been made to The Gallery-Florence Underground shopping center.

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Astra Cinema in piazza Beccaria to reopen

The space returns to Florence's cultural scene after nine years of closure.

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COIN reopens Florence store

The popular department store provides an eclectic shopping experience in the striking Loggia del Grano building.

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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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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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Kartell opens new store in Florence

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

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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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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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Arnoboat: see Florence from a new perspective

The newly launched service will take tourists and residents on boat trips across the river Arno.

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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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Syracuse University in Florence receives a 10-million-dollar donation from a former alumnus

Syracuse University in Florence has received a 10-million-dollar donation from former alumnus and “Mud Angel”, Daniel D’Aniello.

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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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Wisteria in bloom at Villa Bardini

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

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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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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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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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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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New lighting for Florence’s monuments

The bronze David at piazzale Michelangelo, the Badia Fiorentina bell tower and the facade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella all now boast new permanent lighting. The update was ...

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