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July 8, 2019

Where love is illegal

Collective consciousness, pressing social issues and art are the driving forces behind ULTRA, a night-long photography exhibition to be held in Prato’s former industrial space Corte Genova.             On July 19, from 9pm to 7am, LGBTQIA+ rights will take centre stage in Where Love is Illegal, a reportage project by […]
October 8, 2018

Apartment registry to combat illegal leases

ID codes to be inserted in various rental websites
March 28, 2017

Legal lines: in case of divorce

In this article, The Florentine’s legal columnist and international lawyer Michele Capecchi addresses many of the issues raised at the Round Table on Violence Against Women, held on March 16 at St. Mark’s English Church in Florence, organized by Lynn and Tessa Cole in collaboration with anti-violence center Associazione Artemisia. Q: I married an Italian […]
November 6, 2014

Legally fashionable

Medieval Florence, like many European cities, had ‘sumptuary laws’ to regulate luxury items, with an emphasis on women’s clothing. These laws proved difficult to enforce upon the clever Florentine women, however. All clothing was regulated, but there were few—if any—prosecutions brought against
April 7, 2011

The legal hour,

April is naughty and sweet. On its very first day, jokesters look for ‘fools' who fall for harmless stunts. Afternoons get sleepier and the sun suddenly obeys the mandates of Daylight Saving Time, which Italians refer to as l'ora legale.   The thought of the ‘legal' hour
January 27, 2011

Legalized: what’s your visa?

Many foreign friends and clients ask my advice on moving their professional or private lives to Italy. Many had friends whose ‘uncle [or cousin] got all the documents he needed in one month.' What I normally say is ‘good for him.' The fact is, the amount of legal
October 2, 2008

Legal loopholes

When Eby Mozafari, a Kurdish Iranian bar owner in the Arco di San Pierino neighbourhood, fitted the bar's bathroom door handle with a coin machine last week, his intention was to protest the ordinance recently passed by Palazzo Vecchio, which obliges all bar and restaurant owners to allow paying
July 24, 2008

Rastas win legal leeway

Italy's Court of Cassation recently ruled that Rastafarians can possess ‘abundant' quantities of marijuana because according to their faith smoking it is a religious sacrament. Now it is up to an appellate court in Florence to review the case.   The ruling was made in response to an
May 5, 2005

Illegal Work Decreases in Tuscany

The Italian Tax Bureau (INPS) caught 6,886 people who worked without paying taxes in 2002, but estimates are that total numbers reach as high as 22,000. Though still high, these numbers demonstrate a decrease of 10% since 1995 in “under the table” work agreements. Tuscany also
June 3, 2021

ArciGay Firenze opens new headquarters

The Florence branch of ArciGay, the leading Italian non-profit organization for the LGBTQI+ community, opens its new headquarters at Circolo Arci Novoli (via di Novoli 9) on June 4. With the first Florentine branch having closed around 2010, the launch marks an anticipated return of the support service and anti-discrimination group. ArciGay Firenze Altre Sponde […]