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Lo stadio di Firenze: Artemio-Franchi

The soccer stadium Antonio-Franchi

Florence has been arguing for years over the “old”Artemio-Franchi soccer stadium: whether to restore, refurbish or rebuild; what to do with the cherished, but aging, site of so many soccer and cultural dramas. It seems that a decision may have finally been made. First off, I said “old”because it dates to almost a century ago. […]

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The Scoppio del Carro, Easter Fireworks, in the Cathedral square

Every year, on Easter Sunday, Florence reenacts one of its most heartfelt traditions: the Scoppio del Carro! The origins of the festival take us back into the mists of crusading legend. In the far distant year of 1097 when Pazzino dei Pazzi, who had participated in the crusade led by Godfrey of Bouillon, was the […]

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