Kuwaiti poet awarded in Palazzo Vecchio

The city of Florence has granted its international creativity award for the renowned Kuwaiti poet, Khalifa Al-Wugayyan, in appreciation for his prominent literary role, on the occasion of the city twining with the capital of Kuwait. Al-Wugayyan received the award, “Florence Shield,” at a broad ceremony, held at Salone dei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio, granted by the “Florence-Europe cultural center,” which honors Italian and international figures, with distinguished records in culture, arts, sports and professions. The president of the award, Marco Celi, praised Al-Wugayyan as “a…

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Da Vinci, stop to endoscopica probe

The first phase for searching the “Battle of Anghiari” has been concluded. The fresco by Leonardo Da Vinci is probably hidden in Salone dei Cinquecento, historical hall inside Palazzo Vecchio. In order to find the fresco is used a endoscopica probe through the fresco of Giorgio Vasari “The Battle of Scannagallo”. The decision to stop the research has arrived in a technical reunion held yesterday evening. The superintendent of State Museums of Florence, Cristina Acidini, sent a report to the Ministry of Culture of the…

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The Uffizi Renaissance goes to Florida

This exhibition of Renaissance masterworks go to Florida. “Offering of the Angels: Old Master Paintings and Tapestries From the Uffizi Gallery”, through April 8 at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, is one of the most important exhibition outside Italy. Most of the masterpieces come from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, one of the world’s greatest museums in the world. The Uffizi Gallery dates to 1560 and began its storied history as the repository of the priceless collection of Florence’s famous Medici family.…

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Platini and Baggio in the Football Hall of Fame

UEFA President Michel Platini last days has visited Florence to receive a prestigious award from the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) at the inaugural Italian Football Hall of Fame cerimony. Platini was presented with the award by Gianni Petrucci, president of the Italian Olympic Committee, at Palazzo Vecchio after being voted as the best foreign player to have played in Italy. The Italian Hall of Fame is organised by the FIGC and its Football Museum Foundation, and aims to celebrate and commemorate the memorable and emblematic figures who…

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Renai park, a record season

A record season. Over one million and two hundred thousand people visited Renai park this year, the green area west of Florence. Renai has closed the season in early November. Currently the park located in Signa is under maintenance and accommodation with a view to reopening in March.  The company which manage the park, Progetto Renai Srl, pointing now to the conclusion of the great plan of recovery: complete settlement of all areas available. ”The Renai Park – said Andrea Marzi, President of the Progetto…

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Papyrology, professor Manfredi dies at 86

The historian of Greek literature and philologist Manfredo Manfredi is died in its house of Florence to the age 86-year-old. Manfredi was considered one of the great names of the international papyrology. For thirty years, from 1968 to 1998, professor Manfredi has been director and then president of “Istituto papirologico Girolamo Vitelli” in the University of Florence. He has worked to recovery, restoration, transcription and edition of numerous papyruses. From 1964 Manfredi has participated and directed campaigns of digging in Egypt of Florentine papyrological institute. He…

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New edition of BTO at Stazione Leopolda

A new edition of BTO – Buy Tourism Online is being held in Florence on December 1st and 2nd, Thursday and Friday respectively, at Stazione Leopolda, an extraordinary location, with an interesting history, which thousands of visitors already admired in 2008, 2009 and 2010. It is a perfect location: situated on Florence main boulevard, it is a mere 10 minute walk from the heart of Florence (historical centre, railway station and hotels), and is easily reached from anywhere, included the A1 motorway. Actually, we have chosen…

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Jovetic signs new Fiorentina deal

Stevan Jovetic has signed a new contract that ties him to Fiorentina until 2016. The confirmation was arrived on monday by the italian football club. The 21-year-old has tallied five goals and two assists in nine league games as Fiorentina sits in 10th place.

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I Gigli shopping center will be open every day

The shops in the mall I Gigli will open on Sundays and public holidays from October 30 to December 24. The calendar was made official after an agreement with unions. For workers will be guaranteed two days off in addition to normal holidays shifts under employment contracts. But the president of the consortium I Gigli Franco Malinconi wants to do something more in the coming years: “Open 52 Sundays a year is too much even for businesses, but some more Sundays of shopping are possibile.…

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