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...

Italy: Police ram car after 40-km high speed journey against traffic on A1 motorway

Police shoot car's tyres to prevent driver from escaping. A 34-year-old motorist drove against traffic on the A1 motorway for 40 km, in the direction of Florence, before being brought to a halt by po...

Italy: Florence set to ban smoking in parks and at bus stops

Florence aims to follow Milan in banning smoking outdoors in certain public places. Florence is set to ban smoking in parks and at bus stops as part of new measures designed to improve air quality in...

Did Michelangelo carve a graffiti portrait in Florence?

Museum curator finds evidence to support claim that Michelangelo was indeed behind the mystery portrait in Florence. A carving of a man’s face on the walls of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, often attri...

Florence celebrates 600 years of Brunelleschi's Dome

Work began on the world's largest brick dome in 1420. Florence is marking 600 years since construction work began on Brunelleschi’s Cupola for the Cathedral of S. Maria del Fiore, a landmark which ha...

Young people visit Uffizi Gallery because of 'Chiara Ferragni Effect'

Chiara Ferragni recently posed for a photo shoot for Vogue at the Uffizi Museum in Florence, but not everyone appreciates it, and some are critical. The famous influencer took part in a night visit t...

Florence reopens Duomo after lockdown

New social distancing technology for visitors to the Duomo in Florence. Florence's Duomo, the city's Cathedral of S. Maria del Fiore, reopens to the public on 22 May following a closure of more than...

Italy: Uffizi Gallery has fun with TikTok

Florence museum merges zany humour with masterpieces on TikTok.  The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, currently closed like all museums in Italy due to the covid-19 pandemic, has added the video-sharing p...

Italy: major bridge collapses in Tuscany

Two drivers escape death as 260-m bridge collapses in Tuscany. A large bridge on a normally busy provincial road in northern Italy collapsed on the morning of 8 April, but only two drivers were on th...

Drone footage of a deserted Florence in lockdown

A birds-eye view of an empty Florence during lockdown. FlorenceTV has released a video of drone footage showing the streets and monuments of the Tuscan capital devoid of crowds during Italy's nationw...

Michelangelo's Secret Room in Florence

Michelangelo lived in hiding from the Medici in Florence in 1530. Michelangelo Buonarotti, the Italian High Renaissance master, gifted the world a stunning artistic legacy from the Sistine Chapel fre...

Florence: tourist writes name on Ponte Vecchio

US student fined for defacing Florence landmark. A 21-year-old American tourist has been fined €160 after being caught scrawling his name on Ponte Vecchio in Florence. The incident took place on 3...

Florence: how to visit 72 museums in 72 hours

Firenze Card gives access to 72 museums and monuments in Florence. With so many dazzling museums, villas, gardens and monuments in Florence, it is impossible for tourists to see them all, particularl...

Florence: Guns N' Roses come to Italy in 2020

Guns N' Roses only Italian concert in 2020 will be in Florence. Guns N' Roses have been confirmed for the 2020 edition of Firenze Rocks, the annual rock musical festival in Florence, which is schedul...

Florence Baptistery doors reunited after 30 years

Florence reunites restored Baptistery doors. The three monumental doors from Florence’s Baptistery have been reunited for the first time in 30 years, following a complex restoration programme which b...
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