- Thousands of people joined the Pitchfork Movement
Thousands of people joined the so-called Pitchfork Movement to block or slow transportation in Florence and other cities in Italy. A group of truckers taking part in the nationwide strike to protest heavy taxes and high fuel costs.
This panorama was taken from Piazzale Michelangelo, a square located on the southern hill of Florence
- Israeli Righteous among Nations award to Florentine women
A Florentine woman who hid and fed a fugitive Jewish family for a year during World War II was formally honored Thursday with the Righteous Among Nations award from Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial organization.
- Fire at a Chinese-owned clothing factory killed 7 workers
Fire at a Chinese-owned clothing factory killed at least seven workers on Sunday in the city of Prato, Tuscany. Prosecutors in Prato were preparing a manslaughter investigation.
- Villa that inspired Pinocchio for sale at 10.5 million euro
The Tuscan villa that inspired the story of Pinocchio is up for sale for 10.5 million euros. The villa near Sesto Fiorentino, a small town in the West of Florence, is said to have inspired The Adventures of Pinocchio written by Carlo Collodi in 1883.
- Turkish tourist fined 160 euros for defacing the Old Bridge in Florence
A tourist was forced to clean nail polish off Florence’s Ponte Vecchio Wednesday after she was spotted by municipal police writing names on the historic bridge.
- Parish priest and Clerk honoured as war heroes
A parish priest and a clerk were honoured Tuesday in Florence by Jerusalem’s Shoah institute for their efforts to help a young Jewish family escape Nazi-Fascist soldiers in 1943.
- Knox, Sollecito retrial starts on Monday in Florence
The first hearing in the new appeals trial of former American student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, which sees the two being retried on murder charges for the death of British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia in 2007, opens on Monday in Florence, with a verdict expected by Christmas.
- Ferragamo re-opens in Milan’s via Montenapoleone
Salvatore Ferragamo, one of the world’s most renowned luxury brands, announces the reopening of its women’s flagship store on via Montenapoleone, Milan, following a complete refit with an entirely new concept.
- Costa Concordia, the parbuckling operation has been completed
At 4 am Cet the parbuckling operation has been successfully completed. The wreck is now upright and resting safely on the specially built artificial sea bed, at a depth of approximately 30 meters.
- Michelangelo’s David to be symbol of Expo 2015
A copy of Michelangelo’s statue of David will be the symbol of the Italian Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015, pavilion chief Diana Bracco said Wednesday in a meeting in Florence, Italy.
- Restoration work uncovers more carved doors in Florence
he bronze doors of the Florence Baptistery, dubbed the “Gates of Paradise” by master Michelangelo, have equally ornate mates now being restored.
- BTO, Buy Tourism online presents its programme for 2013
Few days from its sixth edition, BTO – Buy Tourism Online reveals its 2013 program me to the public. Online is a detailed line up of the international event dedicated to the world of Travel 2.0, which lands at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence this upcoming 3 and 4 December.
- Tuscan IGP extra virgin olive oil has most antioxidants
Extra virgin olive oil has known cancer-fighting properties, but not all olive oils are created equal, according to scientists at Siena University.
- Perseus with the Head of Medusa, restoration works began
The restoration of the world’s famous statue “Perseus with Head of Medusa” by Benvenuto Cellini began this morning in Florence, Italy. . The statue was wrapped in a white cloth in its usual position under the Loggia dei Lanzi in Piazza della Signoria.
- Libya, 100 scholarship winners on their way to Italy
One hundred Libyan students have won bursaries provided by the Italian government to study in Italy during the 2013/2014 academic year.
- Florence, World Capital of Art and Handicrafts by Cinzia TH Torrini (VIDEO)
In Florence, on Monday, October 14, the video directed by Cinzia TH Torrini was presented to the public by Fondazione di Firenze per l’Artigianato Artistico, funded in full by the Chamber of Commerce of Florence. Watch it now.
- Florian Café opens contemporary art collection in Florence
A symbol of Venice, Cafe’ Florian which opened a Florence branch in 2006, is showcasing its contemporary art collection in the Tuscan city starting Friday October 11.