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Polimoda previews fashion research centre at Manifattura Tabacchi

AN/ARCHIVE EVENT ONE offers a contemplative journey through interpretations of the body in fashion.

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Top trends in Florence 2024: resident-centric urban initiatives

Expect robotic surveillance dogs, wearable medical devices and greener spaces.

THINGS TO DO

The year ahead in Florence: a preview

From the Tour de France to the centenary of the University of Florence, here's your guide to 2024.

ART + CULTURE

Giunti Odeon opens tomorrow

The historic cinema expands its role as a cultural hub with a bookshop and events.

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Storm Ciarán causes flooding in Tuscany

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

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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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Portrait Milano: Florentine hospitality group converts a former seminary

Countless Tuscan artisans were called upon to create Portrait Milano.

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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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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.

ART + CULTURE

Rare globes and astrolabes go on display at the Galileo Museum

The rare scientific instruments were acquired by the Italian Ministry of Culture and restored thanks to Friends of Florence.

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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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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.

ART + CULTURE

Routine ceiling checks underway in the Salone dei Cinquecento

Restorers are working at 20 metres high to check the wellbeing of the ceiling in the Palazzo Vecchio.

FOOD + WINE

The new Giacosa: the birthplace of the Negroni reopens

Impeccable service, understated elegance and dangerously drinkable aperitifs

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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.

THINGS TO DO

Walks + tours of the city gates and defences

Florence's gates and ramparts have reopened for a summer of history walks and guided tours.

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