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Pope Francis in Prato denounces exploitation of migrant workers

Pope Francis on a visit to Prato, a small town near Florence, denounced the exploitation of migrant workers and the sweatshop conditions many are

Pope Francis on a visit to Prato, a small town near Florence, denounced the exploitation of migrant workers and the sweatshop conditions many are

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Florence Cathedral museum opens its doors to the world

“If you haven’t seen this, you haven’t seen Florence,” according to the website of the new Opera del Duomo museum, which has opened in the capital of

“If you haven’t seen this, you haven’t seen Florence,” according to the website of the new Opera del Duomo museum, which has opened in the capital of

Sport

Germany striker Mario Gomez joins Besiktas

Mario Gomez has arrived in Turkey following his one-year loan move to Besiktas. The Former Bayern Munich forward joins the Istanbul club from

Mario Gomez has arrived in Turkey following his one-year loan move to Besiktas. The Former Bayern Munich forward joins the Istanbul club from

Science_technology

Talking Plants

Plants communicate using their own language, made up of electrical signals, they send messages to other plants and to the environment. In Florence, a

Plants communicate using their own language, made up of electrical signals, they send messages to other plants and to the environment. In Florence, a

Science_technology

Do you know: can plants speak?

Stefano Mancuso Plant scientist “We know that plants are able to speak, but we know just few words of their vocabulary. Most of the signals that

Stefano Mancuso Plant scientist “We know that plants are able to speak, but we know just few words of their vocabulary. Most of the signals that

Science_technology

Ancient textiles get new lease of life in Florence

Established in the 16th century by the powerful Medici family, the Semi-precious Stone Factory in Florence is one of the oldest institutes devoted to

Established in the 16th century by the powerful Medici family, the Semi-precious Stone Factory in Florence is one of the oldest institutes devoted to

Science_technology

Elixir of youth

An elixir of eternal youth may be the stuff of legend and beyond the reach of humans, but it is not such a fantasy in the world of art restoration

An elixir of eternal youth may be the stuff of legend and beyond the reach of humans, but it is not such a fantasy in the world of art restoration

Science_technology

Is an Elixir of Youth Possible?

Is an elixir of youth possible? Yes! But… so far not for people. Piero Baglioni, a physical chemist from the University of Florence, explains how

Is an elixir of youth possible? Yes! But… so far not for people. Piero Baglioni, a physical chemist from the University of Florence, explains how

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Italy: Severe floods in Pisa and Florence

Serious flooding around the Arno River has swamped the Italian cities of Pisa and Florence in Friday. #Volterra crolla 30 metri di mura etrusche

Serious flooding around the Arno River has swamped the Italian cities of Pisa and Florence in Friday. #Volterra crolla 30 metri di mura etrusche

Sport

Barca and Atletico agree terms for Villa

The twists and turns and general musical chairs of football transfers continued on Monday when it was announced Barcelona have reached an agreement

The twists and turns and general musical chairs of football transfers continued on Monday when it was announced Barcelona have reached an agreement

Science_technology

Hi-tech art restoration

“The Statue of Hope” at the English Cemetery in Florence is having a 3D scan to analyse the stone prior to having a high-tech clean. The laser

“The Statue of Hope” at the English Cemetery in Florence is having a 3D scan to analyse the stone prior to having a high-tech clean. The laser

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Have Italian archaeologists found the real-life Mona Lisa?

Italian archaeologists searching for the remains of the real-life Mona Lisa have found two more skeletons. The two bodies were found under the

Italian archaeologists searching for the remains of the real-life Mona Lisa have found two more skeletons. The two bodies were found under the

Culture

Musica - The knight of dreams and roses

Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier opened this year’s season at Teatro del Maggio Fiorentino in Florence. It is a romantic story of an adult love

Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier opened this year’s season at Teatro del Maggio Fiorentino in Florence. It is a romantic story of an adult love

Nocomment

Shuttle Discovery's last flight

After three decades of space service, NASA’s oldest and most traveled shuttle, Discovery, took off for a final time. The shuttle was heading for the

After three decades of space service, NASA’s oldest and most traveled shuttle, Discovery, took off for a final time. The shuttle was heading for the

Culture

Bonus interview: Fabio Luisi and Rudolf Buchbinder

Here are some extra excerpts from our interview with pianist Rudolf Buchbinder and conductor Fabio Luisi (in Italian).

Here are some extra excerpts from our interview with pianist Rudolf Buchbinder and conductor Fabio Luisi (in Italian).

Culture

Bonus Daniel Barenboim & Zubin Mehta

Here are some more extracts from our discussion between lifelong friends Daniel Barenboim and Zubin Mehta.

Here are some more extracts from our discussion between lifelong friends Daniel Barenboim and Zubin Mehta.

Culture

Barenboim and Mehta - a harmonious friendship

Springtime in Florence and that means the most prestigious classical music festival in Italy — the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. It is the 74th

Springtime in Florence and that means the most prestigious classical music festival in Italy — the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. It is the 74th

Europe

Europe: The state of Union

Euronews explores the concerns of political figures and experts during a two day conference in Florence.

Euronews explores the concerns of political figures and experts during a two day conference in Florence.

Europe

Gloomy Europe Day

The flags are flying high. Today is Europe Day. Fifty years ago the European union concept was born. But not everyone is celebrating. Manz

The flags are flying high. Today is Europe Day. Fifty years ago the European union concept was born. But not everyone is celebrating. Manz

Culture

Giotto secrets uncovered

Restoration experts have used ultra violet lights to rediscover the rich, original details in pictures by one of Italy’s most noted artists Giotto

Restoration experts have used ultra violet lights to rediscover the rich, original details in pictures by one of Italy’s most noted artists Giotto