The Consulate is closed for Liberation Day on April 25. It is the occasion for us to remember the mutual sacrifice made by Italians and Americans, the struggle for freedom that brought us together, and the heroism of single individuals. #DYK that Walter Orebaugh, the American Consul in Florence from 1944-47, fought with the partisan Brigata San Fau...

I 200 anni della presenza diplomatica degli Stati Uniti d'America a Firenze vengono celebrati con un doppio evento che si svolgerà lunedì 8 aprile alle ore 17.30 nella sede della Fondazione CR Firenze (Via Bufalini 6). Alla presenza del Presidente della Fondazione CR Firenze Umberto Tombari e del Console Generale degli Stati Uniti d'America a Firen...

The Tuscan American Association, together with the City of Florence, organized a large institutional event for the attribution of the Tuscany - USA Award, given to two winners, one Tuscan and one American, who made a significant contribution to strengthening friendship ties and relations between Tuscany and the United States. This year, Dott.ssa Ch...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! Last February 15 I’ve had the honor to attend in Florence to the first event of #200together, the cycle of events organized to celebrate the 200 years of diplomatic relations between Tuscany and the United States. The American Consul in Florence Mr. Benjamin Wohlauer introduced the audience with...

The spirit of #Insieme200 (“#Together200”) is present everywhere in our daily lives, even in the neighborhood gelateria. One of the first known American recipes for a gelato-like dessert was scrawled out by none other than Thomas Jefferson. One can imagine that he got the idea for this from his good friend Filippo Mazzei, who perhaps brought over t...

On February 15th 2019, in the Sala delle Feste at Palazzo Bastogi, together with the Regional Council, the "Toscana-Usa, Usa-Toscana: Investing to grow" convention took place on the occasion of the bicentennial celebrations of the American diplomatic presence in Florence. At the Conference opened by the President of the Regional Council of Tuscany ...

Florence’s first U.S. Consul assumed office in 1823, his name was Giacomo Ombrosi and, curiously, he wasn’t American. Michele Amedei, a scholar and art historian specializing in the link among American artists in Tuscany in the first half of the 19th century, details his research. The Florentine: What can you tell us about Giacomo Ombrosi?Michele A...

Cinquecento gli studenti americani che si sono radunati questo pomeriggio nel Salone dei Cinquecento di Palazzo Vecchio per partecipare al "Welcome Day", l'evento annuale organizzato dalle Università americane a Firenze. Un'occasione per dare simbolicamente il benvenuto a tutti i giovani provenienti da oltre oceano che decidono di trascorrere un pe...

Palazzo Vecchio is preparing to host 500 students in the Salone dei Cinquecento for Welcome Day, a celebration of the close to 15,000 North American young people who annually enroll in Florence-based study abroad programs. Presiding over the February 5 event will be Dario Nardella (Mayor of Florence), Benjamin Wohlauer (Consul General of the United...

This year marks the bicentennial of U.S. diplomatic presence in Florence, making it the second oldest continuous U.S. diplomatic establishment in Italy—after Naples, where we set up shop in 1796. The terminology “diplomatic presence” is chosen deliberately, as over the last 200 years we have had many faces and roles. There have been 46 principal of...