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Comune in Tuscany, Italy

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Florence: Comune in Tuscany, Italy
Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with 383,084 inhabitants in 2013, and over 1,520,000 in its metropolitan area.

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Turning street signs into art

In Florence even the street signs are pieces of artwork. Playful, funny, irreverent, hundreds of them dot the landscape, thanks to street artist Clet Abraham, a Frenchman who saw an opportunity to do..
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Trafficking in art

In Florence the hottest new art pieces are Clet Abraham's doctored street signs – playful, funny and irreverent
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Videos for Florence

Commission candidates clash over EU army proposal [Video]Commission candidates clash over EU army proposal

With just three weeks to go elections for the European Parliament, four candidates for the continent’s top job went head to head in a debate at the European University Institute in Florence.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:47Published

Italy and France remember da Vinci 500 years on [Video]Italy and France remember da Vinci 500 years on

Italian President Sergio Mattarella and French President Emmanuel Macron paid homage to Renaissance master Leornardo da Vinci at his tomb in the Loire Valley on Thursday. Francesca Lynagh reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

He could draw with both hands! Research 'shows Da Vinci was ambidextrous' [Video]He could draw with both hands! Research 'shows Da Vinci was ambidextrous'

Research from the Uffizi gallery in Florence has proved that Renaissance master Leonardo Da Vinci could draw and paint with both hands.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:46Published

Analysis shows Leonardo was ambidextrous [Video]Analysis shows Leonardo was ambidextrous

An in-depth study of Leonardo da Vinci's earliest-known drawing has proved definitively that the great Renaissance artist was in fact comfortable working with either hand. Dan Fastenberg reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

 

A visit to the world's oldest pharmacy

Florence's Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy, which dates back to 1221 when Dominican monks began experimenting with alchemy, is thought to be the oldest apothecary in the world. Rose water? It was invented..
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Florence: A history

For centuries the Italian city has been a hub of trade and commerce, and an historic center for art and architecture
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David, the quintessence of Renaissance art

Michelangelo's 17-foot-tall masterpiece stands front-and-center at the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence
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"Sunday Morning" theme in Italy

Cellist Christian Grosselfinger performs the "Sunday Morning" fanfare, "Abblasen," on the streets of Florence.
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A "Sunday Morning" sun in Florence

In Florence, Italy, street artist Sonja Samardjieva, from Macedonia, painted the "Sunday Morning" logo near the Piazza della Signoria. Don't miss our special broadcast, "A Sunday Morning in Florence,"..
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This Week: "A Sunday Morning in Florence" (May 19)

Jane Pauley hosts a special broadcast of the Emmy-winning Sunday morning news program from Tuscany, sharing stories on all things Italian – art and design, traditions and culture, fashion, food,..
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Rick Steves: Must-see treasures of Milan, from La Scala to 'The Last Supper'

Milan may be overshadowed by Venice and Florence as a tourist destination, but this modern metropolis has plenty of historic highlights.
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