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Autore archivi: Samantha Blankenship

Paris Attacks Strike Chord with Foreigners in Florence Reporting in English

Florence – The recent attacks in Paris, and subsequent threats on other cities, has caused increased security around Europe, as well as increased fears among travelers. On November 23 the US Department of Sate issued a worldwide travel alert for all US citizens, citing potential terrorist attacks as reason enough to stay home. But some

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The World of “Mr. Gaga” Reporting in English

Florence – It’s 9 p.m. in Florence and the Odeon Theatre is overflowing with people, bundled in their long coats, waiting to spend their Friday in front of the big screen. It’s the opening night of the 56 Festival Dei Popoli, an international documentary film festival, held annually in Florence. The film is “Mr. Gaga,”

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Tuscany’s Path through History Reporting in English

Florence – Eugenio Giani, president of the regional council in Tuscany, opened “Historical Path,” an exhibit of the history of Tuscany, on Friday on the first floor of Palazzo Panciatichi in Florence. The exhibit features several multimedia elements that tell the story of Tuscany. Viewers can read descriptions on different periods in Tuscan history and

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Florence Prepares for 50th Anniversary of Flood Reporting in English

Florence – Forty-nine years ago on November 4, 1966, Florence was devastated by a massive flood. Today the city prepares to commemorate next year’s 50th anniversary with projects of remembrance and prevention. In 1966 the muddy flood waters of the Arno River killed at least 30 people (though some reports put the count at more

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Santa Maria Novella Train Station Turns 80 Reporting in English

Florence – October 30 marks the 80th anniversary of the Santa Maria Novella train station, the main hub of transportation in Florence. This occasion presents an opportunity to celebrate twentieth century Italian architecture as well as the station’s cultural impact on Florence. A conference, celebrating 80 years of the train station, will be held on

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A Redesigned Museo Dell’Opera Opens Reporting in English

Florence – The Museo Dell’Opera Del Duomo reopens next week, after 3 years of restorative work, with a new layout and concept, designed to reconstruct the façade of the Duomo as it was during the Renaissance.  The museum consists of objects from the Duomo’s past. It first opened in 1891 and moved to its current location,

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