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Calcio Storico: Florence’s toughest footballers… in those trousers?!

  Florence is getting ready for the latest series of Calcio Storico (also known as Calcio Fiorentino), a unique sport which originated in Tuscany in the 1500s. ‘Calcio’ translates to both ‘kick’ and also to ‘football/soccer’ in Italian, thus ‘Calcio … Continue reading

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Rugby: Italy v’s Australia

Italians are best known for their skills on the soccer field, but have been tackling another ball sport of late, having a ‘try’ (boom-tish) at rugby, and are not doing too bad at getting a boot in on the international … Continue reading

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Thanks for Thanksgiving in Florence, Italy

We in Florence have much to be thankful for. Therefore this Thanksgiving in Florence, Italy we are paying it forward by offering two special tours on 22nd November, 2012 to raise money for the Robert Kennedy Centre for Justice and … Continue reading

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Morning Walk on the Cobbled Streets of Florence

After a deliciously frothy cappuccino and flaky pastry from our favourite bakery, we set out for an early morning walk around the charming historical city centre of Florence. Stepping out onto the streets of Florence, we passed our local baker … Continue reading

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Eleven American Presidents in Florence, Italy

For those not lucky enough to have spied Bill Clinton walking the streets of Florence recently (but who are still lucky enough to be in Florence), you can now get face to face with not one, but eleven American presidents. Or … Continue reading

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Art by Women in Florence, Italy

Historically around the world generally, the majority of best-known artists have been men. However, two local women here in Florence are doing their darndest to promote female artists, at least here in the Renaissance city. A new book has been … Continue reading

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Laying Foundations in Florence: Robert F. Kennedy Centre Europe

SEE THE SIGHTS AND SUPPORT HUMAN RIGHTS! In support of the Robert Kennedy Centre for Justice and Human Rights, Artviva is offering two special not-for-profit guided tours on Florence on 22nd November, 2012 as part of the Robert F. Kennedy … Continue reading

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Stella Performance: Roberto Benigni does Dante

For the last decade or so, Roberto Benigni, the Italian Oscar-winning actor, comedian, screenwriter, director, singer and all-round nice guy has undertaken the enormous challenge of bringing Dante to the masses. And, as possibly only a guy with such a … Continue reading

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Oltrarno: Florence’s most charming quarter

Florence is famous for its artisan works, from clothing and leather goods, to stunning gold jewellery (great souvenirs for those with limited luggage space!). And of course this is the home of the Renaissance where some of the world’s best … Continue reading

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American Contemporary Art in Florence, Italy

2012 Florence, Italy: This year is the 500th anniversary of the death of Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512). Amerigo Vespucci, the man after whom America was named, was born in Florence, Italy and was an explorer, navigator and cartographer. To mark the … Continue reading

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