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City to spend €2 million on restoration of landmark bridge.Florence is to restore the world-famous Ponte Vecchio bridge in what is the first comprehensive restoration of the Italian landmark which dates to 1345. The new...
Tuscan capital follows in footsteps of Paris. Air-conditioned shops in Florence will be ordered to keep their doors closed or risk being fined, the city announced on Friday, as part of measures to reduce energy wastage....
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Earthquake epicentre once again in Impruneta. The area around Florence was shaken by an earthquake, measuring 3.7 in magnitude, at 23.12 on Thursday 12 May. The epicentre of the quake was in Impruneta, just south of...
Earthquake was also felt in Siena.An earthquake measuring 3.7 in magnitude shook Florence at 17.50 on Tuesday 3 May. The epicentre of the quake was in Impruneta, just south of the Tuscan capital, according to the Rome-b...
Florence exhibition shows three Michelangelo masterpieces side by side. The three Pietà sculptures by Renaissance master Michelangelo are on display together for the first time in an exhibition at the Museo Opera del Du...
Florence mayor condemns assault on Canadian woman. A police investigation is underway after a taxi driver in Florence attacked a female Canadian tourist in the early hours of Friday 14 January. The assault occurred o...
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 place to go. This part of Fl...
Restoration project revealed imperfections in marble.   The restoration of Michelangelo’s Bandini Pietà at the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence's cathedral museum, has been completed. Researchers working on the m...
Tesla and Space X founder is visiting Tuscany. Elon Musk, the tech magnate and one of the richest people in the world, paid a surprise visit to the Uffizi Galleries in Florence on Tuesday evening. Together with his p...
Fourteen descendants of Leonardo da Vinci indetified in Tuscany.  New research, conducted in Italy by two Leonardo da Vinci experts, has identified fourteen descendants  of the Tuscan genius. The results were publish...
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Schmidt blames oil from take-away sandwiches, pizza and kebabs for stains on Florence streets and monuments.The head of Italy's Uffizi Gallery, Eike Schmidt, has suggested taxing street food vendors in Italy's art cities...
Toddler found three kilometres from home. Nicola Tanturli, the toddler missing since Monday night from his home in a remote area of northern Tuscany, has been found alive. The news, confirmed by the prefecture of Flo...
Boy went missing from family home on Monday night in the wilderness of the Appenines. A search continued throughout the night in a desperate attempt to find a toddler who went missing from his parents' house in a remote...
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, Florence mayor Dario Nar...
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 the museum's roof,...
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, visitors will be greet...
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