50th anniversary of the Florence Flood

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On why art (barely) recounted the great flood

A train taken hastily at the Santa Maria Novella station. And it’s off, heading to Pisa. It’s raining when the train departs, sure, but also when it arrives. Umbrellas collide, [...]

When the toys of the children killed in the landslide came to Florence

An unprecedented, but almost invisible tragedy led to one of the most extraordinary gestures of international solidarity. This is a true story, moving, pure, dramatic. It’s also a distant story, [...]

Bosco degli Svizzeri, the mystery of an idea conceived of far from Zurich is revealed (in part)

There are stories with almost fairy tale-like aspects, stories that have no ending, stories that don’t end with that traditional sentence we usually read to children just before they fall [...]

Trees planted by children to protect the territory

Planting a tree means growing hope. It’s a simple and ancient gesture that contains a symbolic value even more fruitful than the fruits that will one day be picked from [...]

Even in the Bosco degli Svizzeri, the Angels read Mickey Mouse

“It’s alive. The memory is alive just as it was then. If I think about, I get bordoni even today…” Maria Grazia Maiani is just Grazia to everyone. Her first [...]