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Snow in Florence on March 1, 2018

Florence and Tuscany woke up with snow

FLORENCE, ITALY – Fresh snowfalls early on Thursday March 1st, 2018 hit northern and central Italy, causing further disruption, especially for transport.

Cities registering the most snow on Thursday morning included Turin, Cuneo, Bologna, Parma and Reggio Emilia, as well as in Milan, Florence and Genoa, among others.

In Florence, where around 2 centimeters fell, schools were given a snow day. There was even heavier snowfall across other parts of Tuscany, where the region’s rolling hills and even the beaches of its north-west coast were covered.

The A1 motorway between between Arezzo and Chiusi was closed on Thursday morning because of the icy conditions, but reopened around an hour later.

The worst disruption was to the rail network, with half of all regional trains cancelled in Piedmont, Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Liguria and Tuscany. Four other regions – Lombardy, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Le Marche and Lazio – had only 70 percent of services, and the Milan-Rome-Naples high-speed line was running at 80 percent.

On Friday March 2 the situation is expected to return completely normal, even if the severe temperatures will continue for some days.

The blanked Cupolone in Florence
The whitened Cupolone in Florence (photo: Elisabetta Boni)
Tram is part of public transportation in Florence

A new video guide to Florence by tram

FLORENCE, ITALY – In the late 2018, three tramway lines will be in operation in Florence linking the airport, the hospital, the central railway station and the main tourist attractions. Here a new video guide to Florence by tram.

So, during the course of the year evrey resident and visitor will be able to move across the entire city thanks to three lines of the tramway system: Line 1, which has been running since 2010, is a very popular means of transportation with around 14 million passengers using it every year. Line 2 and Line 3 will open in 2018.

Snow in Mugello

Tuscany braces for bitter weather

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Bikesharing in Florence

Hong Kong bikesharing firm quits Florence, Italy

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The new EVO train by Italo

High speed operator Italo accepts takeover bid

The shareholders of Italo-NTV have accepted a 1.98-billion-euro offer to buy 100% of the capital of the private Italian rail operator from American fund Global Infrastructure Partners.

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Santa Fiora, Tuscany

Tuscany leads the ranking of the Orange Flags

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Christmas storm

Central Italy swept by the Christmas storm

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Frecciarossa to link Perugia and Milan

High-speed train between Perugia and Milan

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BTO 2017, Florence, Italy

BTO online tourism expo reaches accord with art cities

Buy Tourism Online (BTO), the online tourism expo based in Florence, Italy, has reached an agreement with major Italian art cities to help better manage tourism.

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Ponte Vecchio

Four Italian cities top world destinations

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