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Covid-19: February 2022 rules

The Omicron wave is showing signs of subsiding as the Italian government takes further measures aimed at protecting citizens.

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A different kind of new year

The arrival of a new year normally brings with it a feeling of lightness, a weight off one’s shoulders, a breath of fresh air, a new beginning.

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Pitti Uomo winter edition resumes business

A cold wind was blowing between the spheres this morning as Pitti Uomo resumed business at the Fortezza da Basso.

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Foreseeing Florence in 2022 (in an unforeseeable world)

Is the end of the pandemic too much to ask for in 2022? The WHO has gone on record stating that new-generation vaccines and healthcare equity (a mirage?) could put ...

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Covid-19: January 2022 rules and testing

Tuscany became a “yellow zone” on Monday, January 10 due to the high number of Covid patients now in hospitals across the region (18% capacity on ordinary wards and 17% ...

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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 ...

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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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New Covid-19 rules: December 2021

New Covid-19 rules have been announced by the Italian government due to an exponential rise in Omicron cases (28 per cent of the 44,000 new cases).     1. Masks ...

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Christmas in Florence 2021: your guide to the holidays

Christmas in Florence is a magical time of the year when elegant lights illuminate the streets, trees take centre stage in city squares and nativity scenes emphasize the essence of ...

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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.       ...

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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 ...

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Christmas kicks off in Florence with official Palazzo Vecchio concert

Yesterday, the Mayor of Florence opened up the Salone dei Cinquecento for the return of the Christmas concert, albeit held at a reduced capacity.         The ReMuTo ...

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Where to get a Covid-19 test for international travel

Many countries require a negative Covid-19 test result to travel. Check your country’s own travel advice before setting out. Here is a list of places that provide fit-for-travel Covid-19 testing ...

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Historic map room reopens at the Uffizi

The Terrace of the Geographic Maps has reopened at the Uffizi after a 20-year closure, with the brief exception of an exhibition on Leonardo’s Tavola Doria in 2014.     ...

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Masks now required in busy areas in central Florence

Florence has introduced regulations for mask wearing and pedestrian flow over the Christmas holidays in order to keep infection numbers low this winter.     Masks must be worn in ...

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Palazzo del Bargello restored

The building housing the Bargello Museum has been fully restored after 15 months of continuous work. For the first time since the museum was founded in 1865, the Bargello undergone ...

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December festivities make a return for the best

The break of December marks the initiation of Tuscany’s festive holiday season, accompanied by an assortment of uniquely Florentine landmarks and traditions. The lights, street markets and various events all ...

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Restoration to begin on the Brancacci Chapel

Restoration is set to begin on the Brancacci Chapel, the crowning jewel of the Carmine church, but the artistic treasure trove will not close during the year-long operation. There’s a ...

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San Giorgio alla Costa restored

The restoration inside the San Giorgio e Spirito Santo alla Costa church has been completed after three years.         The church, located along the steep Costa San ...

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Celestial globe at Galileo Museum restored

The restoration was carried out by Officina del Restauro under the scientific direction of the Galileo Museum and supervised by the Superintendent for Archeology, Fine Arts and Landscape.

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Leonardo da Vinci school group wins best Italian school in Italy

    The prestigious international StudyTravel Magazine recognized the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci group as the best Italian language school in Italy at the 2021 ST Star Awards. It is ...

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