Every July 4, Americans around the globe celebrate in grand style the anniversary of the ratification of the Declaration of Independence. On that date 243 years ago, 56 brave men from 13 American colonies took the bold step, which, as Abraham Lincoln put it 87 years later, “brought forth…a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the prop...

The year 2019 sees the ongoing celebration of the 200th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the then young democracy of the United States and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. The events, which last throughout the year, are organized by various public and private entities under the patronage of the American Consulate in Florence. It's just a coin...

Did you know that the first U.S. consular agent to serve Florence was Vice Consular Agent James Ombrosi, who was under mandate from the U.S. Consulate at Livorno? Ombrosi was accredited on April 2, 1819. The British Institute of Florence. The British Institute of Florence hosted a talk by #USCGBen Wohlauer examining 200 years of diplomatic history...

Leonardo da Vinci was as much a serial entrepreneur as an artist. The Medici, Sforza, and King Francis provided him with start-up capital and political support the way a venture capitalist might a brilliant young innovator today. Like a modern-day Silicon Valley visionary, Leonardo saw only a small percentage of his creations come to fruition. But...

Wednesday May 8, from 17:00 to 19:00. Conferenza: "John Piermont Morgan e Stefano Bardini, Firenze e gli Stati Uniti nell'epoca d'oro del mecenatismo americano". L'evento si terrà presso la Chiesa episcopale americana di Saint James, Via B. Rucellai, 9 - Firenze. Al termine dell'evento si terrà un concerto a cura del Maestro Daniela Dolce, dedicato...

The Consulate is closed for Liberation Day on April 25. It is the occasion for us to remember the mutual sacrifice made by Italians and Americans, the struggle for freedom that brought us together, and the heroism of single individuals. #DYK that Walter Orebaugh, the American Consul in Florence from 1944-47, fought with the partisan Brigata San Fau...

I 200 anni della presenza diplomatica degli Stati Uniti d'America a Firenze vengono celebrati con un doppio evento che si svolgerà lunedì 8 aprile alle ore 17.30 nella sede della Fondazione CR Firenze (Via Bufalini 6). Alla presenza del Presidente della Fondazione CR Firenze Umberto Tombari e del Console Generale degli Stati Uniti d'America a Firen...

The Tuscan American Association, together with the City of Florence, organized a large institutional event for the attribution of the Tuscany - USA Award, given to two winners, one Tuscan and one American, who made a significant contribution to strengthening friendship ties and relations between Tuscany and the United States. This year, Dott.ssa Ch...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! Last February 15 I’ve had the honor to attend in Florence to the first event of #200together, the cycle of events organized to celebrate the 200 years of diplomatic relations between Tuscany and the United States. The American Consul in Florence Mr. Benjamin Wohlauer introduced the audience with...

The spirit of #Insieme200 (“#Together200”) is present everywhere in our daily lives, even in the neighborhood gelateria. One of the first known American recipes for a gelato-like dessert was scrawled out by none other than Thomas Jefferson. One can imagine that he got the idea for this from his good friend Filippo Mazzei, who perhaps brought over t...