Florence in December: top special events

Duomo Florence, things to see Florence, Florence highlights

December is a wonderful time of year to be visiting the beautiful Italian city of Florence. Throughout the period leading up to Christmas and New Year, Florence boasts an exciting selection of special activities and events to keep the whole family entertained whilst getting all into the festive spirit. If you are currently planning your […]

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Florence’s 1st Cultural Kickstarter Campaign Kicks Off

Pazzi Chapel Loggia in Florence, Italy

A new international crowdfunding campaign is being launched to restore the historic loggia of the Pazzi Chapel in Florence, Italy. It is the first time such an endeavour has been undertaken for a restauration in Florence, being led by the Opera di Santa Croce. Located within the cloister of the Santa Croce Basilica in Piazza […]

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Italy’s Carabinieri: Men (and women) in uniform

2014 marks the 200th anniversary of Italy’s police force. Well, one of Italy’s police forces anyway – the Carabinieri. Italy has five national policing bodies: the Polizia di Stato (state police), Guardia di Finanza (financial police), Arma dei Carabinieri (military police), Polizia Penitenziaria (penitentiary police) and the Corpo Forestale dello Stato (national forestry corps). There […]

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