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Autore archivi: Diana Whistance-Smith

Slow Future for Tuscany Economy Reporting in English

Tuscany’s small strides towards economic development this year may not be enough to help the local economy recover. The economic reality was discussed this morning at the annual IRPET Conference, the Institute for Economic Planning of Tuscany, at the Auditorium al Duomo. The researchers’ hopeful outlook for Tuscany’s weakened economy was fueled by the idea

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Legambiente’s Steps to Smog Prevention Reporting in English

The Legambiente organization presented their 10-step plan on reducing the effects of smog in Tuscany with their campaign, “Mal’Aria di Citta 2017”. The campaign was revealed at the Giubbe Rosse Caffe in Piazza della Repubblica, which provided a detailed summary of Tuscany’s energy consumption and its negative effects on the environment. The 10 step plan

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Annual Historic Return of Calcio Storico Reporting in English

Calcio Storico returns on February 17th with the “Partita dell’Assedio”. The beloved game will be open to any and all Florentines and curious passerbys beginning at 4 p.m. in Piazza Santa Croce. The game will be held on this day to commemorate a staple event in Florence’s history, where Florentines challenged imperial troops who once tried

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Piazzale Michelangelo Restoration Reporting in English

The restoration of the balaustrade that lines the corner of the Piazzale Michelangelo was revealed today by Mayor Dario Nardella. The restored balaustrade was also paired with the reveal of an enormous flower arrangement in the heart of the Piazzale, spelling out “Amo Firenze”. Over 1-million euros were donated last year to restoring the original

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Rosy Bindi on Tuscany Mafia Infiltration Reporting in English

President Rosy Bindi of the Antimafia Commission is concerned by the growing risks of mafia infiltration in Tuscany. The Commission representatives spoke at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi yesterday evening, assessing the present situation of their ability to work around the higher-power obstacles in order to fight back on freemasons, and those who may be direct links

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Restoration of Renowned Palazzo Vecchio Room Reporting in English

A restoration of the Sala degli Elementi in Palazzo Vecchio was announced today by Mayor Dario Nardella. The restoration is made possible by the generous funding from the Giulio and Giovanna Sacchetti Foundation, and will begin immediately. The €475,000 restoration is projected to span about 500 days, and will begin with recovering frescoes on the walls and ceiling. This

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Florence Ice Gala Warming Up Locals to New Sport Reporting in English

Florence Ice Gala 2017 is coming to the city April 29th, and will determine whether local Floretines fall in love with ice skating or ice it out.  The ice gala, “Plushenko and Friends”, stars World and Olympic figure skating champion Evgeny Plushenko, known as the “international icon of this discipline”. The ice spectacle will be

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Presenting Florence’s Latest Art Form: Perfume Reporting in English

When tourists think of Florence, their thoughts immediately direct towards the vast amount of history, architecture and culture the city has to offer. Like every historic city, Florence has a few hidden gems that could draw in great public attention if given a little more touristic boost. What few tourists know is Florence’s expertise in

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Regione Toscana and General Electric Joining Forces Reporting in English

Regione Toscana and General Electric Oil & Gas signed a protocol today ensuring technological advancements and partnership between the organizations. The unifying partners were Enrico Rossi, President of the Region of Tuscany, and the President of General Electric Oil & Gas for Nuovo Pignone, Massimo Messeri. The Minister of Economic Development, Carlo Calenda, also signed upon

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Major Employee Crisis for Maggio Musicale Reporting in English

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino is going on strike after recent layoffs of 28 theatre workers, and re-employment of one. The strike, set to take place the entire day of February 3rd, was announced this morning by secretaries of CGIL and CISL. For years, the foundation has been battling an economic downfall which has struck the livelihood

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