August 15th is, next to Christmas, Easter and New Years, probably the most important holiday in Italy. On the day when Roman Catholics believe the Virgin Mary is supposed to have ascended to heaven, the entire country shuts and everybody parties.
“Galileo: Images of the Universe from Antiquity to the Telescope.” Florence pays homage to the scientist and genius by hosting an unprecedented exhibit at Palazzo Strozzi. Interview with Matteo Renzi, President of the Province of Florence, who presented the initiative in world preview at ENIT's headquarters in New York
Florence still has plenty of verve and continual new offerings. Out to demonstrate the city's bold cultural agenda is the Florentine Commission of Cultural Affairs, with a presentation this week at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York
The Italian Government Tourist Board (ENIT) hosted an event to promote American tourism in Florence. With discounted offerings, a slew of summer attractions, and an emphasis on its timeless monuments, Florence can count on its appeal to the American vacationer