50th anniversary of the Florence Flood

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Memories of the flood? Post them on Facebook

There are memories that you never forget, which not even time can erase or take away. Recollections which for some reason remain there, etched in memory, despite the fact they’ve [...]

Climate change and knowing the risks

It’s widely accepted that Italy is a fragile country and Tuscany is no exception. This is what the experts say, and it’s reiterated by scientists and researchers. But what would [...]

The flood in colour in the photos of a random tourist (blessed by the pope)

“Something’s wrong. The lights in the bathroom won’t turn on and the toilet is gurgling,” she said to her husband, her voice still sleepy. A simple sentence, almost minimal. That [...]

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 [...]

From Bellinzona to the Mugello, memory travels on the commuter train

Being overly precise about the number of quotes and stories recalling the Bosco degli Svizzeri is of little importance, especially for two reasons. The first: for 40 years, this story [...]