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Florence Airport to reopen on April 2 with a resurfaced runway

Florence Airport will reopen on April 2 with a newly paved, high-performance runway.

THINGS TO DO

Wheeler-dealing: scootering around Florence

If you live in Florence, you’ll have seen the e-scooters. Not scooters in the motorino sense, the Vespas that we covet one and all; I’m talking about the monopattini that ...

NEWS

Florence-made space technology lands on asteroid

A piece of Florence has landed on Bennu, an asteroid currently two billion kilometres from Earth.

NEWS

Rethinking the future of Florence

The Florence of the future must be more intelligent, inclusive and greener.

NEWS

The Duomo reopens

The reopening is a signal of hope ... to the world that we are ready to welcome you in safety when you return to Florence

NEWS

2020: the year ahead in Florence

Florence is looking to the future, while focusing on the problems of the present with a multi-million euro package to clean up Santa Maria Novella station.

ART + CULTURE

B9 at Manifattura Tabacchi

  They call it B9. It’s Florence’s new spectacular venue, a contemporary piazza that opens the city to the world. Set in the sprawling former tobacco factory Manifattura Tabacchi, the ...

VIDEO

Winter safety checks at Florence Cathedral

The interior walls of Florence’s Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and, for the first time, the drum of the dome, are undergoing checks to ascertain the state of their conservation to date.

COMMUNITY

Is Florence safe?

An op-ed from our editor-in-chief

NEWS

2019: the year ahead in Florence

From anniversaries commemorating Leonardo da Vinci, Caterina de’ Medici and Cosimo I de’ Medici to local elections, the best of basketball, Ed Sheeran and the opening of that tramline to ...

THINGS TO DO

Day-by-day ideas for August in Florence

First August in Florence? This is the month of shop closures and “chiuso per ferie” signs as most residents run for the beach. Outdoor cinema and cultural events are still ...

NEWS

2018: the year ahead in Florence

From quidditch (!) to the council’s quest to ditch pesky potholes, the opening of two new tramlines, international volleyball and top global music acts, 2018 in Florence is set to ...

NEWS

The war on bags

Policy decision met with resistance and political blame

NEWS

Florence clamps down on prostitution

Florence has outlawed street prostitution within its city limits, enforcing fines of up to 206 euro or three months’ imprisonment.

ART + CULTURE

Italy vs. the tourists

People have been complaining about “the tourists” in Florence for at least a century, but crowds and their behaviour keep getting worse, not better. This year, city administrations are taking ...

NEWS

Prince Charles to base royal visit in Florence

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall will be based in Florence during a week-long European trip through Italy, Austria, Albania and Romania.

THINGS TO DO

Celebrate Festa della Donna 2017 in Florence

International Women’s Day (Festa della Donna) is just around the corner, and per tradition, yellow mimosa flowers are brightening up florist windows and supermarket shelves. From dinners to dance shows ...

NEWS

New traffic system for the Cascine

The Palazzo Vecchio has announced a plan to stop night circulation and to lower the speed limit in the Cascine park, Florence's largest green space.

NEWS

Supermoon 2016, Florence, Italy

    At 9.09pm Italy time, on Monday, November 14, 2016, climb up high or stay close to Florence’s monuments to watch the Supermoon show, a natural spectacle that rarely ...

NEWS

110 million euro to develop Florence

On November 5, 2016, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Florence Mayor Dario Nardella signed an agreement (the “Florence Pact”), which earmarks 110 million euro, in addition to the previously established 680 ...

NEWS

More taxis in Florence

Seventy new taxi permits have been issued by the City of Florence to improve transport around town.

NEWS

Is Florence at seismic risk?

Assessing the danger, vulnerability and exposure in Florence.

NEWS

Stability checks conducted on the Ponte Vecchio

This morning, sensors were placed beneath the Ponte Vecchio by the Italian Alpine River and Speleologist Group and Aquatic Emergency Team.     The electronic devices monitored the stability of ...

NEWS

The all-new lungarno Acciaiuoli

Lungarno Acciaiuoli will be restored thanks to a 1.1 million euro investment by Lungarno Alberghi, Palazzo Feroni Finanziaria and various utility companies.

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