- American tourist stabbed in the centre of Florence A 68-year-old American tourist, Don Alan Brennan according to the Italian website Firenze Post, was stabbed in Florence’s main square in front of the famed Duomo cathedral on Tuesday.
- EU political and business leaders call for solidarity
EU political and business leaders call for solidarity, political union in Europe
Northern European countries must do more to support southern EU member states, Emma Marcegaglia, president elect of Business Europe, and others said today.
“We see resentment from creditor countries to debtor countries. I think we cannot go on with this kind of situation and we ...
- The State of the Union live now from Florence, Italy From 7th to 12th May 2013 the Festival Of Europe returns to Florence, an occasion to reflect on future Europe, a laboratory of communication between the European Union and its citizens and a display of the Union’s activities and its member states. Follow the live streaming of the event.
- Seven dead as ship rams Genoa control tower Seven people were dead and two remained missing Wednesday after a container ship, The Jolly Nero, slammed into the control tower at the e port of Genoa during the night.
- Festival Of Europe returns to Florence From 7th to 12th May 2013 the Festival Of Europe returns to Florence, an occasion to reflect on future Europe, a laboratory of communication between the European Union and its citizens and a display of the Union’s activities and its member states.
- When Margaret Thatcher came to Florence to visit the Corridoio Vasariano Margaret Thatcher died at 87. Read the Margaret Thatcher’ speech at Anglo-Italian Summit in Pitti Palace, Florence, Italy, in 1986. After the international meeting she visited the Uffizi Gallery, the Corridio vasariano and Palazzo Vecchio.
- Brunello, Franco Biondi Santi died at 91 Famous Brunello di Montalicino producer Franco Biondi Santi, dubbed the “gentleman of Brunello” died on Sunday at the age of 91.
- Loggia dei Lanzi, tourist takes finger from Pio Fedi’s statue Florence cultural authorities on Friday moved to repair Pio Fedi’s Rape of Polyxena in the Loggia dei Lanzi in the central Piazza della Signoria following the removal of a finger in the latest act of vandalism against the statue.
- Renzi ready to take revenge in potential new elections Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi says he is interested in running for premier if Italians have to go back to elections after an inconclusive vote last month. ”If the conditions are right, I would,” he told Italian weekly l’Espresso.
- Ligresti and Cioni acquitted in corruption trial A Florence court on Wednesday acquitted Italian financier and former construction magnate Salvatore Ligresti and former Florence city councilman Graziano Cioni of corruption charges related to a mega-construction project in the Castello area of the city.
- White smoke in San Pietro: Bergoglio from Argentina is the new Pope Black smoke appeared over the Vatican following the second morning of the cardinals’ conclave on Wednesday, signalling that so far the second day of voting has failed to produce a new pope. Follow the White smoke watch live on the Florence Daily News home page.
- A Dabate on Italy and the Rights of Others Guido Tintori, Marie Curie Fellow at the Institute for History, University of Leiden and Rainer Bauböck, Professor of Social and Political Theory and Dean of Graduate Studies, European University Institute Tuesday, March 5th at 6:00 pm will speak on Italy and the Rights of Others - Reflections on national belonging in Italy between emigration and immigration.
- Weather alert for snow and rain in Tuscany Snow, ice and rain over the Italian general elections, even in Tuscany. The bad weather will continue across much of Italy through early Monday, according to the Tuscan Protezione civile.
- Girl slapped, called racial slurs caught on tape in Tuscany Italian police said Wednesday they are investigating the bullying of a young woman of colour who suffered a beating and endured racial slurs – all captured on video and later shared on the Internet.
- The Japanese want “put some clothes on David” Giant reproductions of Michelangelo’s David and the Venus de Milo are raising eyebrows in the Japanese town of Okuizumo because of their oversize nude bodies.
- The Centre for Media Pluralism at the EUI In January the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF), at the European University Institute’s Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, released a policy report on European Union Competencies in Respect of Media Pluralism and Media Freedom.
- Piece of fresco falls off in Uffizi Gallery A piece of a 16th-century fresco fell from the ceiling of a corridor in Florence’s Uffizi Gallery on Wednesday morning, during the opening times of the Florentine museum. The piece has a diameter of around 30 centimeters and fortunately did not hit any visitors.
- The Italian elections explained to Americans Villa La Pietra Dialogues will present “Italian Elections: Looking Forward Film and Lecture Series” with Roberto D’Alimonte,Professor of Political Science at LUISS-Guido Carli Rome and NYU Florence and Columnist for Il Sole 24 Ore.
- Bank of Italy chief shouted down, expects tough 2013 Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco said 2013 was going to be another ”difficult year” during a speech in Florence that was interrupted by protesting students. ”Achieving balance in the public accounts is the precondition for success,” he said.
- Costa Concordia, one year after the Giglio tragedy Authorities are evaluating how to drain the Costa Concordia shipwreck of 230,000 cubic meters of water, which may be contaminated with hydrocarbons, heavy metals and decomposed food, authorities said Friday.