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Florence to remember September 11, 2001

Vigil for Peace in Florence to remember Sept. 11

New York University Florence and the City of Florence have joined together to organize the commemoration of September 11, 2001 with a celebration of peace. Vigil for Peace  is scheduled on September 12, 2017 in Florence, Italy.

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The path between Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi

Reopened the passage between Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi

Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery are connected again. On Wednesday, July 5, 2017, the gate of the elevated path over via della Ninna was opened.

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Black ribbon for the Florence's David

Florence mourning with Manchester after bombing

Florence is mourning a day after the deadly bomb attack at the Manchester Arena in England that left 22 dead and more than 59 injured.

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Jean Claude Juncker's arrive in Palazzo Vecchio Florence

Italy has saved Europe’s honor, Juncker told at #SOU2017

Italy has saved Europe’s honor on migrant rescue and reception, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told The State of the Union conference in Florence.

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The State of The Union

Reflecting on the Europe’s future at #SOU2017

This year, the 7th edition of The State of The Union takes place in Florence from 4th to 6th May 2017. Under the title Building a People’s Europe, the conference revolves around European citizenship.

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G7 of culture in Florence

G7 of Culture, who’s who at the Florence summit

Who’s who at the Florence G7 of culture on March 30, 31, 2017? Seven ministers and numerous personalities from the world of international culture were invited.

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The Chimera of Arezzo to be exhibit in Florence

G7 of Culture, the Chimera of Arezzo in Palazzo Vecchio

In conjunction with the Culture G7, the Chimera of Arezzo will be exceptionally exhibited in the Room of Leo X in Palazzo Vecchio.

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Florence is close to London after the terrorist attack

Florence in mourning for London attack victims

Flags at half-mast all day from the balcony of the Palazzo Vecchio after the London attack.

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The State of the Union 2017

Building a People’s Europe at #SOU2017 meeting

FLORENCE, ITALY – The 2017 State of the Union Conference (#SOU2017) Building a People’s Europe will take place in Florence on 4-6 May 2017.

The #SOU2017  State of the Union conference, organised by the European University Institute (EUI), is an annual event for high-level reflection on the European Union (EU). Now in its seventh year, it has become a reference point in the EU agenda for policy-makers, civil society representatives, business and opinion leaders, and academics. Presidents, Prime Ministers, Foreign Ministers, as well as the President of the European Commission and the President of the European Parliament have taken part in the event over the years.

In 2017, The State of the Union, under the title Building a People’s Europe, will revolve around the theme of European Citizenship, a multi-faceted topic of acute relevance across all EU member states. Sessions will deal with the future of citizenship; direct democracy and populism; the impact of the global refugee emergency on Europe; the financial crisis, the free movement of persons and the labour market; and security, in a broad sense of the word.

In times of crisis or instability, a clear and nuanced multi-level understanding of the EU’s successes, failures and challenges is crucial. By offering a moment for key actors to meet and reflect on Europe’s most pressing issues, The State of the Union conference responds to this need.

Florence marks 50th anniversary of devastating flood

Florence marks 50th anniversary of the big flood

FLORENCE, ITALY – Today Florence is marking the 50th anniversary of the devastating flood of the River Arno in 1966, which claimed dozens of lives and caused incalculable damage to the Tuscan city’s rich heritage.

Italian president Sergio Mattarella and the premier Matteo Renzi participated at the events in Florence to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the deadly flood.

«We must not love in fear of the river,» Florence Mayor Dario Nardella said. But, according to some experts, the city remains in serious danger of flooding.

Florentine filmmaker Franco Zeffirelli, 93, described in a video interview produced by State broadcaster RAI how locals suddenly realized the immense value of their city’s artistic heritage.

At the ceremonies are being invited  the mud angels (Angeli del fango), thousands of volunteers from around the world descended on the city to help clean, restore, and rebuild during the 1966.

One of them, France Sedee, a Dutch colonel who went to Florence with a contingent of 140 volunteers, told the commemoration that they purified 9,000 cubic meters of water as «everything was missing in Florence, even drinking water.»