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Syracuse University in Florence receives a 10-million-dollar donation from a former alumnus

Syracuse University in Florence has received a 10-million-dollar donation from former alumnus and “Mud Angel”, Daniel D’Aniello.

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Earthquake risk in Florence: what to think and how to react

Florence is currently experiencing an earthquake swarm. How should we react in light of the recent seismic activity in Tuscany?

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Wisteria in bloom at Villa Bardini

The Instagram photo contest for the flower-covered archway is back for 2022.

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Florence gains free coding centre

The city positions itself firmly as a centre for technology with a free school for coding creatively structured without lessons or teachers. 42 Firenze is a project backed by Fondazione ...

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David in mourning for Kyiv on Michelangelo’s birthday

The David by Palazzo Vecchio was covered in a black cloth to convey Florence’s pain at the situation in Kyiv.

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Mediterranean Forum: The Florence Charter promotes education and dignity

More than 100 mayors and bishops from 20 Mediterranean countries gathered in Florence from February 25 to 27 at the Mediterranean Forum.

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In pictures: Florence for Peace in Ukraine rally on Sunday, February 27

Approximately 5,000 people gathered in piazza della Signoria on Sunday, February 27 to call for peace in Ukraine.

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Cancelled: Pope Francis’ visit to Florence

Pope Francis has been forced to cancel his visit to Florence on Sunday due to acute knee pain, reports the Vatican’s press office.

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Pope Francis to visit Florence on February 27, 2022

On Sunday, February 27, Pope Francis is due to visit Florence on the last day of the Meeting of Mediterranean Bishops and Mayors.

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New lighting for Florence’s monuments

The bronze David at piazzale Michelangelo, the Badia Fiorentina bell tower and the facade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella all now boast new permanent lighting. The update was ...

ART + CULTURE

Vasari Terrace to undergo restoration

Exposure to the elements means that the Terrazza Vasariana is about to undergo total restoration. The striking terrace overlooks the riverside lungarno Anna Maria Luisa dei Medici, with the Uffizi ...

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End of an era for ATAF bus service

It’s the end of an era for Florence’s historic bus service.     ATAF, or Azienda Tranviaria Automobilistica e Filoviaria, was established on October 25, 1945 to provide public transportation ...

THINGS TO DO

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 ...

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G20 Agriculture meetings in Florence from September 17-18

Free admission to museums, workshops for children, and markets form the events line-up, while initiatives such as the installation of apiaries and the 'donate a fruit tree' project also feature.

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How to help Afghans in Tuscany

On August 25, the first 112 refugees—mainly women and children—from Afghanistan arrived in Tuscany. The region is expected to provide shelter for about 200 people fleeing their homeland since the ...

COMMUNITY

The future of Florence: a report by The British Institute

It’s the spring of 2030, 08:00 on a sunny Wednesday morning, and you’ve stopped by an elegant café on a pedestrianised section of the lungarno near the Ponte alle Grazie. ...

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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 ...

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Florence-made space technology lands on asteroid

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

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Rethinking the future of Florence

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

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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

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Boboli Gardens reopen

Boboli was the model that inspired all of Europe’s court gardens, including Versailles

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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.

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New Year’s Eve 2020 in Florence

If you’re in Florence this New Year’s Eve, it probably means you’re wondering where to have your fill of lentils, cotechino and culture. Here’s our guide to New Year’s Eve ...

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