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Autore archivi: Diana Whistance-Smith

Paying Thanks to the Justice System Reporting in English

An inauguration was held at the Palazzo di Giudizia this morning, honouring this year’s justice officials into the system.  Many speakers dedicated words of praise and gratitude towards the justice officials, acknowledging that safety and justice for the collective of Florence is an endlessly important contribution to the city’s overall well-being. Most notable were mentions of

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What Referendums Really Mean for Europeans Reporting in English

As referendums are playing an increasingly concerning role in our understanding of the European Union’s future, the European University Institute held a workshop at Villa Schifanoia to assess its implications, as well as how to better educate the masses on what they really mean.  Despite endless negotiations and changes that need to be made in

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Give Them Shelter: Somali Refugees Take Over Jesuit Residence Reporting in English

Somalian refugees have taken over a supposedly uninhabited residence near the Fondazione Stensen, with lack of anywhere else to live. The hard-hitting reality of lack of place to live has turned a not desert building  into a shelter for the displaced. Last week, around 100 Somalians sought refuge in the once residence of the Jesuit

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The Road to Recovery: Tuscany’s Small Villages Reporting in English

Is it possible for a book to save Tuscany’s small villages from failing economy and dwindling population? To what lengths will people in surrounding regions have to go in order to preserve the history and culture of their weakening neighbours? “Testimonianze: L’Italia dei Piccoli Centri” is a book created to put these questions to the

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Tuscany’s Technological Redemption with Matching Day Reporting in English

A day to inspire, and rediscover the possibilities of technology, Matching Day Confartigianato is a sure-fire method in reinstating faith in the Tuscan ICT industry.  On February 11th, Matching Day will take place, allowing businesses to meet and compare manufacturing enterprises and technological pursuits throughout the information technology industry. The event will not only revive

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Train of Memory: A Journey Back into the Holocaust Reporting in English

Teaching youth the importance of a historic event that both shaped and shattered a nation, Train of Memory takes students on a gripping ride through the realities of the Holocaust. It’s impossible to understand the extent of suffering that took over countless lives. In an effort to help today’s youth have a better understanding of

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Destination Florence: The Local Expedia Reporting in English

Destination Florence is the new way to book your unique trip to Tuscany. The travel company is ready to compete with big-time names in the industry with a commercialization and promotional facelift. According to Mayor Dario Nardella, strengthening a local tourism agency is a simple and effective strategy in encouraging tourism within the city overall.

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Francesco Micheli’s New Production Brings Opera Back in Style Reporting in English

The Latest in Italian theatre extravaganzas returns to the stage this month with Francesco Micheli’s new opera. Guided by Elio on a journey into artistic past, and created by the artistic direction of Micheli, “Cantiere Opera” will be running for two weeks at the Niccolini Theatre, beginning January 31st. The opera will feature the works

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Soccer and Music: A Match Made in Musical Heaven? Reporting in English

The product of a musical fusion between a historic soccer league and an independent music label was released to the public today. While soccer and music are two of the most common adorations to nearly anyone, fusing the two together may seem like an unusual pairing. The differences between a historic soccer team and an

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Closing Florentine Historic Shops: Closing the Door to History? Reporting in English

The preservation of Florence’s history may be at risk.  A heated debate between Cristina Scaletti and Giovanni Bettarini at the Palazzo Vecchio this afternoon suggests impending doom for this idyllic city’s historical future. Of all topics brought to public attention today, it is clear that the ones involving the traditions and the well-being of Florence and its

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