Florence is marking 600 years since construction work began on Brunelleschi’s Cupola for the Cathedral of S. Maria del Fiore, a landmark which has dominated the skyline of the Tuscan capital for six centuries. In 1418 the ingenious design for the dome was awarded to 41-year-old Florentine architect, engineer and goldsmith Filippo Brunelleschi, who...

C'è una libreria di 35 metri quadrati a Firenze che da oggi è anche un romanzo edito da Mondadori: "La Piccola Farmacia letteraria". L'ha scritto Elena Molini, 37 anni, un master in editoria e una sfida coraggiosa, aprire per davvero una minuscola libreria indipendente in un paese che legge poco. L'avventura comincia un anno fa in via di Ripoli, st...

Italian soccer club Fiorentina have partnered with Genuino to use blockchain technology to identify official team shirts and stop counterfeiting. The tie up, which Fiorentina say is the first of its kind for a soccer club, was initially trialed last month, where shirts worn by players during Serie A games were fitted with a special chip and combine...

Spregiudicata, provocante, talvolta osé o scandalosa: è la moda di oggi. O meglio degli ultimi settecento anni, se si assume il XIV secolo come il vero punto di svolta nelle abitudini occidentali in fatto di abbigliamento. È ciò che sostiene Roberta Orsi Landini nel suo nuovo saggio intitolato “Moda a Firenze e in Toscana nel Trecento” (pp. 160, eu...

No country supplied more Premier League-winning managers than Italy in the 2010s. Omnisport took a look behind the scenes at Coverciano Buoyed by two wins from two as Everton manager, Carlo Ancelotti begins the new decade back in the division where he was the first title-winner of the previous one. Tactical thought in the 2010s was dominated by the...

For tourists, the best months to visit the breathtaking city of Florence are May, June, September and October. That is because the days are warm and long. July and August are very humid, to the point that even Florentines tend to leave the city and seek the cool of the Apennines or the coast. This means that, very often, many restaurants and shops...

The three monumental doors of Florence’s Baptistery, bronze and gilded masterpieces of late Medieval/early Renaissance art, have been reunited after almost 30 years apart. The South, North and East doors can now be admired next to one another inside the Museo dell'Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, the museum containing many of the original works of a...

There was a time when this magical place was going to ruin. Then, a group of volunteers banded together to look after its beauty. Recently, it was put up for sale and bought with an uncertain future…Will the public ever again be able to share in this amazing piece of architecture? Of course, we’re talking about Castello di Sammezzano, the Moorish R...

Many times my interviews have given light to people and institutions born in America who work to help Italy, improve the bridge between our two countries, and represent in an excellent way an aspect - territorial, thematic, professional or cultural - of being part of the Italian American community. The friend who is today the protagonist of this in...

Dalla sinergia fra FUA – Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence, la High School of Fashion Industries di New York City e con la gradita partecipazione dell’Ufficio Istruzione del Consolato Generale di New York, nella persona della Dott.ssa Annavaleria Guazzieri, nasce il Corso di Aggiornamento di Lingua Italiana e Did...