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September 8, 2020

Covid-19 regulations in Italy: what’s new this September

Rules on face protection, physical distancing and the closure of nightclubs and stadiums remain in effect.
August 27, 2020

Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

DOCUMENTARY/ Yemen, nonostante la guerra 9.30pm, August 30       As part of the Cinema nel Chiostro series curated by Spazio Alfieri, Medici Senza Frontiere (MSF – Doctors Without Borders) will be present at the screening of the documentary “Yemen, nonostante la guerra”, organized by the Middle East Now Festival. The documentary details one of […]
August 18, 2020

Covid-19 and the parenting experience in Tuscany

I genuinely do not believe that I could have been any more shocked if you had picked me up and dumped me on Mars and told me to get on with it, alone.   At the beginning of March, the Italian government with a huge dose of courage and foresight shut down all Italian schools […]
July 21, 2020

The Covid-19 Visual Project

Cortona On The Move is not quite what you would expect to find in a gorgeous if geriatric Etruscan hilltown near Arezzo. Archaeological museums, yes, palazzi looking out over the shimmering Val di Chiana, certainly. You would bet against finding Italy’s biggest photography festival. Yet that is exactly what Cortona hosts every summer.     […]
May 11, 2020

Converting to the cause

Modern Italian history teaches us that the country is at its finest when its collective back is to the wall.     When the European Economic Community was created in 1957, Italy seized the opportunity, despite largely still being an agricultural nation. “Everywhere … there were entrepreneurs, engineers, designers and skilled craftsmen ready to meet […]
May 1, 2020

Here begins a new life

Citizens return to Florence's time-worn streets, responsibly observing social distancing and wearing face protection, following the April 29 dispensation from the regional government of Tuscany permitting walking and cycling.
April 26, 2020

Reopening Italy: Stage Two plans announced

All manufacturing, construction and wholesale will resume on May 4, while retail stores, museums, exhibitions and libraries are scheduled to reopen on May 18.
April 16, 2020

Baby steps in a braver, different world

Everyone’s masked, standing more than two metres apart and patiently waiting their turn, but more than that there's a glimmer as lights are now back on in shops that have been closed for over five weeks.

Charity food points in Florence

One of the silver linings of the lockdown experience is witnessing the amount of charitable energy people have displayed. A number of initiatives are being rapidly implemented to ensure that those struggling to put food on their tables will be able to do so. Here are the food donation points around Florence and what you […]
April 15, 2020

Bookstores start to reopen in Florence

On April 14, early signs of hope of a new normality emerged as Florence’s bookshops began reopening their doors. The move comes as the Italian government decided to slacken ever so slightly the five-week-long lockdown by allowing certain businesses to operate again. The timber industry, children’s clothing and stationery stores are the retail companies legally […]