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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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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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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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A History of Florence Buried in Santa Croce Reporting in English

Florence – If the walls of the Basilica of Santa Croce, within which lie the remains of the greats of Florence’s past, could talk they could tell the entire history of Florence. The Basilica of Santa Croce is best know as the eternal resting place of Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Foscolo and Rossini, but in reality

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La Pietra Dialogues hosts student-organized event: Papal Elections 101 Reporting in English

On Tuesday, March 12th, La Pietra Dialogues will host an entirely student-organized event at Villa Sassetti. This event will cover the basics of the papal elections from a political point of view as well as give attendees a historical background of the papacy and the last papal resignation. Come and see why Pope Benedict’s resignation

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