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Firenze Madre | Florentine singers release video homage to their hometown

Firenze Madre di Riccardo Azzurri


Firenze madre, you make me smile
Firenze madre, you are paradise
In front of your monuments, hearts dream
And for this reason I sing; I sing for you…


Firenze madre, Firenze Viola 
Your people win; they’re no longer alone
And along your streets, so many great loves are still born today,
For this reason I sing; I sing for you, I sing for you.


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Rare ‘zonkey’ thrills Italian crowds

Rare ‘zonkey’ thrills Italian crowds | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Florence - An act of love between Martin the zebra and Giada the donkey in the romantic Italian city of Florence has produced a rare “zonkey” baby that is drawing crowds to an unusual exotic animal shelter. Three-month-old Ippo is already a star and the owners of the farm say they have received requests to rights over image including one from a soft-toy company and another from Disney to make a cartoon. “It is very rare that a zebra and a donkey mate and reproduce,” Serena Aglietti, the daughter of the shelter's owner, said at the site in central Florence, near the city's landmark monuments. [...]

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If you are around Florence you can visit the place where Ippo is living. Actually is close to the city center inside the Park of Le Cascine, Via del Barco, 15/m - See the internet site: 

http://www.agliettifloricoltura.it/ 

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2013 German Christmas Market-Santa Croce | An American in Italy

2013 German Christmas Market-Santa Croce | An American in Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Every year, the Piazza of Santa Croce hosts a German Christmas Market through the month of December. This is one of my favorite events. This year, the market is a little smaller, but still seems to have all of the necessities to make a wonderful market.
There are booths of strudel, vin brulee (hot mulled wine), pork and sauerkraut, artisanal beers, handcrafted ornaments, handmade soaps and potpourri’s, clothing, dishtowels, jackets, scarves, and gloves. Of course there is music in the air and a real festive spirit throughout the piazza.
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Top 10 things to do in Tuscany!

Top 10 things to do in Tuscany! | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
  1. Cycle the streets of Florence
  2. Sample every flavour of ice cream you can get your mitts on
  3. Stay in a luxurious country retreat
  4. Eat like a local
  5. Walk the walls of Lucca
  6. Climb the Duomo
  7. Drink Tuscan vino
  8. Discover San Gimignano
  9. Take ‘that’ photo in Pisa
  10. Cheer the horses at Il Palio

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Firenze, 6 gennaio 2014, XVIII edizione della Cavalcata dei Magi

Firenze, 6 gennaio 2014, XVIII edizione della Cavalcata dei Magi | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Anche quest’anno per celebrare il giorno dell’Epifania, lunedì 6 gennaio, l’Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore organizza a Firenze la rievocazione storica della Cavalcata dei Magi. Giunta alla XVIII edizione dell’epoca “moderna”, la manifestazione si rifà ad un’antica e gloriosa tradizione fiorentina del XV secolo quando a Firenze una compagnia di laici intitolata ai Santi Re Magi, che seguiva determinate regole di carattere religioso, organizzava un fastoso corteo detto “Festa de’ Magi”. [...]

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Notte Bianca White Night program 2013

Notte Bianca White Night program 2013 | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

We are back again, ready for an all-night extravaganza of events this Tuesday April 30th in Florence, Italy – I am of course referring to Notte Bianca or ‘White Night’ the day before May Day – labor day and a national holiday.
This year’s festivities will be under the direction of Felice Limosani, with an array of music, art demonstrations, and festivities throughout the city, each inspired by the theme “volare,” meaning “to fly.” Expect to see more people than you probably want to {projected 100,000} – but everyone will surely be in a great mood and this year’s events look pretty unique!
What to expect? Special museum hours, the traditional coffee-cornetto at Palazzo Vecchio at 6am and of course, tight-rope walking, concerts, exhibits and more!

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The official site has the full program of events as well as links to all of their social networks, twitter @NotteBiancaFi and don’t forget the official event hashtag – #nottebiancafirenze .

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Firenze in November – Florence without the Crowds:

Firenze in November – Florence without the Crowds: | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

While it’s wonderful to have warm weather, blue skies and sunshine, some parts of Tuscany for me are simply too busy during the summer. And, if many of the things I want to see or do are indoors, visiting out of season is really not a bad idea.

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Art of the state: fascist Italy's paintings go on show

Art of the state: fascist Italy's paintings go on show | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

An exhibition in Florence strives to present 1930s Italy as a cauldron of experimentation. Instead, it's a bleak journey into the aesthetic lifelessness of a totalitarian society...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/...

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