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New acquisition at the Galleria dell’Accademia

Two 15th-century works have been introduced to the Galleria dell’Accademia.     The pinnacles depicting the Angel of the Annunciation and the Virgin Annunciate by Florentine painter Giovanni di Francesco ...

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All’Antico Vinaio opens in New York

Now they’re queuing around the block in Times Square for a taste of Florentine focaccia as All’Antico Vinaio opens in New York City.      On October 23, the same ...

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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 ...

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Botticelli masterpiece up for auction

Sotheby’s to auction The Man of Sorrows.

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Pink October in Florence 2021

Events marking international Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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Europe’s first centre of coffee excellence opens in Florence

La Scuola del Caffè, Europe’s first centre of excellence centred on coffee, has opened in Florence.     La Scuola del Caffè was inaugurated on October 1, on the occasion ...

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Jeff Koons ‘Shine’ at Palazzo Strozzi until January 30, 2022

Curated by Arturo Galansino and Joachim Pissario, the display includes a wide selection of the most celebrated works by Jeff Koons from the mid-70s to the present day.

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Michelangelo’s Pietà restored thanks to Friends of Florence

The restoration started in November 2019 and was interrupted several times due to pandemic restrictions.

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Lady Ripple launch urban beehives in Florence

Florence’s newest urban beehives have been installed in the Porte Sante cemetery by the San Miniato al Monte basilica.         Florence’s urban hive initiative was officially launched ...

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Felice Limosani’s ‘Dante: The Eternal Poet’ at Santa Croce

New life is brought to Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the Supreme Poet's death.

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Friends of the Uffizi donates a Dante-centric painting

The US non-profit association Friends of the Uffizi Gallery has given Donato Mascagni’s Il Conte Ugolino painting to Florence’s foremost art museum.     On the eve of the seven ...

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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 ...

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The Florentine Olympian: Lorenzo Zazzeri

Lorenzo Zazzeri (born in Florence, in 1994) competed at the Tokyo Olympic Games, winning silver in the 4×100 men’s freestyle swimming relay. He speaks with The Florentine about the Games, ...

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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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Changes at the Canadian School of Florence

When children return to school this month, some of them will be attending a new international pre-school (3-5 year olds) and elementary (6-10 year olds) school in Fiesole. This brand-new ...

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New Head of School appointed at ISF

Dr. David Ottaviano has been appointed as new Head of School for the International School of Florence (ISF), with over 30 years of experience in school leadership in Asia and ...

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Where Italy really won the Euros

There’s something innately inspiring about Coverciano: the light breeze, rolling hills and silver-green countryside. This is the setting where Italy’s victorious Euro 2020 squad trained at every stage of the ...

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Green Pass rules tightened

On September 1, Italy will extend its “green pass” rules to trains, planes and schools.   How to get your Green Pass in Italy   As from this date, persons ...

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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 ...

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How to get the Covid Green Pass in Italy

Italy’s Green Pass system will come into effect on August 6, requiring the EU Digital Covid Certificate to be shown to access certain non-essential services, such as eating indoors and ...

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Secret passages of Palazzo Vecchio reopen August 1

To the delight of visitors, the secret routes through Palazzo Vecchio will restart in the much-loved Florentine palazzo on August 1.

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Florence extends its UNESCO World Heritage site boundary

The Church of San Miniato al Monte, the Church of San Salvatore al Monte, the monumental ramps designed by Giuseppe Poggi, piazzale Michelangelo, the Rose and Iris Gardens have all ...

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Chapel of the Cardinal of Portugal restoration revealed

Earthly lovers of the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte and supporters of American non-profit organization Friends of Florence gathered in the hilltop place of worship this morning to behold ...

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The scent of Pitti: interview with Raffaello Napoleone

For Destination Florence Magazine, we speak with Raffaello Napoleone, Chief Executive of Pitti Immagine, about the first Pitti Immagine trade fair to be held in Florence since the pandemic struck.   ...

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