The exhibition "Verrocchio, Leonardo's master" is currently drawing to a close in Palazzo Strozzi, with a section at the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, in Florence. The exhibition brings together for the first time extraordinary masterpieces by Andrea del Verrocchio, one of the greatest masters of the fifteenth century, in close confrontation with c...

Lorenzo Lisi is an Italian manager who has chosen to move to the American West Coast to help Italian companies enter the American market. No rhetoric ... simply and pragmatically an Italian who moved to the States because he deeply loves his country and his beautiful Florence. Interviewed by Soft Power, the Italian blog of institutional relations,...

From Florence, Italy to the Bronx’s Little Italy. Italian Professional Football Club ACF Fiorentina to be Welcomed on Arthur Avenue With a Celebratory “Pep Rally” Sunday Afternoon, July 21. In Advance of Their Final USA International Champions Cup (ICC) Game, ACF Fiorentina Will Be Greeted By Fans, Local Officials & Business Owners, including Mario...

Un’Italia a più velocità, fra differenze sedimentate e spesso radicali, che quasi si stenta a credere si tratti di una Nazione sola. Unita dall’enorme ricchezza culturale, divisa nella capacità di amministrarla, di farne occasione di crescita, sviluppo, aggregazione, maturazione sociale. Strumento di consapevolezza civica e anche volano per l’econo...

She was calling my name when I got off the train in Umbria. A well-dressed woman in her seventies, a little hunched over, with celeste-colored eye shadow and a bright green handbag, emerged from the crowd on the platform. “Jordan! Jordan!” she continued at the air. She was visibly fatigued from her efforts to identify me. She hadn’t remembered me w...

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...

With the ghosts of the Italian Renaissance looming in every shadow, with their spectacular feats of engineering and mastery of harmonic proportions, Florentine architects who’ve followed have barely stood a fighting chance to shine. But an abandoned 19th-century landmark has been given another shot. Set into a hillside above the Arno River in Flore...

Rocco Commisso will actively look to expand the ACF Fiorentina brand in the United States after purchasing the Serie A club early this month.  The Italian-American billionaire, who is the chairman of cable provider Mediacom, bought Fiorentina from brothers Andrea and Diego Della Valle in a deal worth a reported $190m.  The 69-year-old also owns the...

On the outskirts of Florence, near the foot of the beautiful Fiesole hills, there is a regular assembly of several aspiring minds. Every year, these aspiring coaches get together at the Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano in the hope of passing their UEFA Pro License, or Il Master, as it is proudly known in these parts. It is the highest certific...