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January 26, 2021

Invest in Tuscany: celebrating 10 years of foreign investment

Retail represents 28% of the FDI made between 2016 and 2020, followed by hospitality (16%) and manufacturing (15%)
January 13, 2016

Italian Ministry of Arts announces three-year investment plan

The Italian Ministry of Arts opened 2016 by announcing a three-year plan to invest 300 million euro in culture. Among those funds, 20 million euro has been allocated to support improvements and urgent restoration of several monuments throughout Tuscany.   Minister of cultural heritage, Dario Franceschini, explained that the
December 23, 2021

10 questions a foreign investor should ask himself before buying a farm or a property complex in Italy

If you are planning to spend your time “under the Italian sun,” by purchasing an agricultural property, and you want to maximize its architectural, historical, agricultural, and recreational value, below you can find an in-depth review on:   ‣ The most convenient form of company to set up ‣ Tax advantages at the time of […]

Challenges and prospects for the study abroad industry in Florence

Fabrizio Ricciardelli, president of AACUPI – Association of American College and University Programs in Italy, explains the challenges and prospects for the study abroad industry in Florence.           As president of AACUPI, what challenges have you had to face during the pandemic and what are the prospects for the future of […]
December 21, 2021

Saving lives: pharmaceutical companies in Tuscany

Tuscany is taken seriously as a global region of excellence by the world’s top pharmaceutical companies. From the insulin manufactured by Eli Lilly in Sesto Fiorentino to the innovative MRI systems developed by Esaote in Florence and GSK’s unparalleled fight against infectious diseases, Tuscany sets the bar high when it comes to public health.    […]
December 3, 2021

Restaurant openings in Florence: November 2021

Christmas has come early as new restaurants open ahead of the holidays, other establishments do a doubling act and lovemark locales reopen.     UNIQUE / La Ménagère     If there were a prize for the sexiest locale in Florence, La Ménagère (via de’ Ginori 8R) would likely win it hands down… and in […]
October 8, 2021

Florence’s Granaio dell’Abbondanza

  Once a grain store, then an army barracks and now a thriving co-working hub, conference centre, bar and restaurant, Florence’s Granaio dell’Abbondanza is abuzz with ideas and innovation managed by the Nana Bianca network.     The fort-like building perched on piazza di Cestello and lungarno Soderini was built in 1695 by architect Giovan […]
September 13, 2021

From paper to soda ash: green industrial innovation in Tuscany

Tuscany isn’t a region to rest on its laurels when it comes to sustainability in business. The Florentine visits three multinational investors with sites in Tuscany that are striving for a greener future.         Tuscany’s “Tissue Valley”       Toilet rolls are shooting out of the prototype production line at Körber […]
July 14, 2021

Talking about business in Tuscany with Charlie MacGregor

In this interview with Charlie MacGregor, CEO and founder of The Student Hotel, we find out about the entrepreneur’s perspective when it comes to investing in Tuscany.       How did the idea for The Student Hotel come about?   It came about through student housing, which I used to build in the UK. […]
June 30, 2021

Your Florentine Summer: Editor’s Letter

What's on this summer in Florence