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Tag: covid19

COMMUNITY

Life after study abroad in Florence

On Friday, February 28, I woke up to the email:    In accordance with UW-Madison’s international travel policy, university-sponsored programming in Italy is cancelled due to the CDC issuing a ...

NEWS

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 ...

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Florence for Florentines

No longer the stronghold of tourists, locals rediscovered their city by bike or on foot as if Florence were a country town.

FOOD + WINE

Resilience in the wine world: Ruffino puts people first

Pontassieve-based American-owned wine company Ruffino has reacted to the Covid-19 emergency by putting people first.   Personal protective equipment was swiftly provided to employees and collaborators, teleworking introduced among office-based staff, and ...

COMMUNITY

How to wear a mask

We’ve been told we all have to “use” face protection in Tuscany, but exactly how this should be done seems to challenge a number of locals. The Florentine’s resident illustrator ...

NEWS

A tentative new normal

Families, cyclists and business owners make a brave start to living with Covid-19 in Florence, Italy

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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.

COMMUNITY

We rub our eyes in the daylight

Saturday evening, February 29, I found myself eating in an Oltrarno restaurant, Antico Ristoro di Cambi. The place was packed to the gills, but fish was a rare sight on ...

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Outdoor exercise permitted in Tuscany from May 1

The dispensation applies to persons exercising individually, parents with their children, carers accompanying persons who are not self-sufficient and persons who reside under the same roof.

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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.

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Cultural resources online

The Fondazione CR Firenze has launched 'Con l'@rte - Una finestra sulla cultura': a library of online resources from the cultural organizations it supports.

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A charity auction of top Florentine crafts

Leading Florence artisans join forces to raise funds for Careggi Hospital through an online charity auction

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Free Uffizi tours from home

Following their social media response to Covid-19, the Uffizi has today launched a full-immersion tour of the gallery's most famous artworks.

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The British Institute during lockdown

I’ll go back to Wednesday, March 4. I was administering Cambridge exams in the small, beautiful Tuscan medieval towns of Monteriggioni and Colle di Val D’Elsa. Halfway through the first ...

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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.

COMMUNITY

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 ...

NEWS

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 ...

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Letter from the editor: Healing not Broken

Healing not Broken, a special issue of The Florentine, features articles by our international community, plus ideas for the future from Tuscany’s leaders, interspersed with iconic photography of Florence.

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Healing not Broken

  In this special edition of The Florentine, we witness an outpouring of a renewed humanism in Florence through articles, poems and short stories scribed by our international community, plus ...

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Easter in Florence

Candle lighting will replace the traditional exploding of the cart this Easter Sunday in Florence and the Uffizi is keeping us fed with art over the weekend.

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A minute’s silence in Florence

On March 31, at noon, Mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, lowered the flags at the Palazzo Vecchio to half mast. The mayor stood alone in piazza della Signoria as the ...

COMMUNITY

Family life during lockdown in Florence

I get up at 4am—uncharacteristically, I can assure you—and make a strong cup of coffee. Sitting on the still-dark balcony, I wait for the sun to rise, breathing in air ...

NEWS

Helplines during lockdown

How can we help the elderly, immunosuppressed and those with chronic diseases, especially if alone, at this time? A phone call is always appreciated and helps people feel less alone.

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Coronavirus lockdown: 5 tips for good mental health

How do we deal with fear, solitude and the host of emotions we’re all going through at this exceptional time? The Florentine‘s Jane Farrell speaks with Florentine psychotherapist Dr Paolo ...

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