We bet you didn’t know that there is such a thing as a clock that goes backward in Florence, did you? Well, we admit it took us by surprise, too. If you want to see it, you just need to visit the town’s duomo, Santa Maria del Fiore – yes, the same one with Giotto’s bell tower and Brunelleschi’s dome. Inside, surrounded by colorful marbles and the g...

Even though you’ve probably never heard of calcio storico, the chances are nearly 100 percent that you’ve played some version of it. The Italian sport created during the Italian Renaissance is the original goal game, where two teams fight on a field to defend their side and invade their opponent’s goal. Soccer, hockey, lacrosse, rugby, and American...

“Inside the Uffizi” rights have been sold to Sky in Italy and Hugo East for China, and an online release planned on streamers via Docodigital scheduled before the end of March on iTunes, Google, Amazon, Rakuten for TVOD and EST in the U.S, Canada, Spain, selected Spanish-language territories in Latin America such as Argentina, and Italy. Directed b...

Dear friends, another year ends and looking back we realize how many things we have done (many), how many things we would have liked to do (too many) and how many things we are planning for the future (so many!) A few days ago, on behalf of all of us at We the Italians, I had the honor of receiving at the American Consulate in Florence the presti...

"I can't rule out that our existence is decided by a few, by the beautiful dreams or whims of a few, by the initiative or the will of a few... Of course, it's an atrocious hypothesis. Even more disconsolate, you wonder how those few: smarter than us, stronger than us, more enlightened than us, more enterprising than us? Or individuals like us, neit...

Roots Tourism starred in Florence, November 30, 2022 in the context of BTO - Be Travel Onlife, the benchmark event in Italy dedicated to the marriage between innovation and tourism. In an even more innovative formula set in the Metaverse, Giovanni Maria De Vita, head of the PNRR project on Roots Tourism of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, confronte...

December 7 2022 Firenze, Italy

The Awards Ceremony of the 14th Amerigo Journalism Prize was held yesterday morning in Florence at the American Consulate General. In attendance were Consul General Ragini Gupta, host of the Ceremony, Florence Prefect Valerio Valenti and Florence City Councilor Elisabetta Meucci; for Amerigo, National President Andrea Gumina, Secretary General Mass...

It’s easy to forget that there’s a whole lot to see beyond Florence, a city that alone would keep you busy sightseeing for days. We’ve already told you about three pleasant villages that are less than an hour from the Tuscan capital, here’s another one approximately 45 minutes to the north that makes for a nice day trip.   Scarperia, part of the ne...

Florence Cathedral was in color, the discovery was made during the restoration of the Porta dei Cornacchini, which began in September 2021 and was completed a few days ago. Thanks to this work, extensive traces of color were discovered on the marble sculptural group of the Madonna and Child and Adoring Angels, made between 1359 and 1360, confirming...