Sophia Loren receives the keys to Florence

Florence mayor plays violin for Sophia Loren. Oscar-winning Italian actress Sophia Loren received the keys to Florence at a ceremony in Palazzo Vecchio on 5 June. After conferring the honour, Flor...

Florence's Uffizi Gallery evacuated due to smoke from roof

Florence museum expected to reopen as soon as possible after evacuation. An evacuation was underway at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence on the morning of 26 May due to the dense smoke from a chimney on...

Florence: Uffizi opens new rooms and unveils lost frescoes

Uffizi opens new rooms and displays frescoes uncovered during covid-19 shutdown. When the Uffizi Gallery reopens in Florence on 4 May, after months of closure due to Italy's covid-19 restrictions, vi...

The Top 17 Museums in Florence

Here is the ultimate guide to the best museums in Florence.   Florence houses some of the most renowned museums and art galleries worldwide. Here is a list of the top museums in the city. Florence...

A brief history of Ponte Vecchio, the Old Bridge in Florence

Ponte Vecchio is the most famous bridge in Florence. It earned its name, "Old Bridge," by surviving a long and exciting history. It's possible that the bridge existed in some form during the Roman E...

The Other Side of Florence

  On the other side of the river Arno in Florence, lies the vibrant Otrarno quarter. If you want to get away from the tourist traps and experience Florence like a local, Oltrarno is the right pla...

All you need to know about Historic Florentine Football

Regarded as one of the world's most dangerous sports, Calcio Storico Fiorentino,  or 'historic Florentine football," dates back to 16th century Florence. A combination of football and rugby, it was...

Best parks and gardens in Florence

All you need to know on the the best parks and gardens in Florence.  Secret gardens, public and private parks, and verdant hills, Florence’s reputation for being “green” goes beyond its eco - sustain...

Dante sculpture in Florence likened to Rome's infamous Christmas tree

Penone tribute to Dante gets mixed reaction in Florence. When Florence unveiled a large sculpture inspired by Dante on the 700th anniversary of his death, it triggered a sea of ironic comments on soc...

Florence unveils street art 'wound' at Palazzo Strozzi

JR transforms Renaissance façade as part of a debate on the accessibility of culture in the age of covid-19. The façade of Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi has been transformed by the celebrated French str...

All you need to know about the Gucci Garden in Florence

In Piazza della Signoria in Florence lies a more modern contribution to Italian art. This is the Gucci Garden, created in 2011 by Alessandro Michele, Gucci’s current creative director. The exterio...

Florence to open restored Vasari Corridor in 2022

Renovation works on the Vasari Corridor in Florence will begin after Easter and are expected to take about 15 months. Florence is set to reopen the Vasari Corridor to the public in 2022, six years af...

Italy: Hitachi tests first battery-powered tram in Florence

Florence carries out test run of Hitachi's new battery-powered tram. Hitachi Rail says it has successfully completed trials of its new battery-powered tram in Florence, for the first time in Italy....

Italy: Florence wants to make helmets mandatory for electric scooter users

Electric scooter user killed in traffic accident in Genoa. Florence mayor Dario Nardella has vowed to continue the "battle of common sense" to make helmets mandatory for electric scooter users after...

Covid-19: Florence reopens Uffizi after 77 days

Florence reopens Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens after covid-19 shutdown. Florence reopened its Uffizi Gallery today, 21 January, after 77 days - the longest closure since world war two. The reop...
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