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Francois Vase in Florence a monument

November 3, 1844, Tenuta Granducale di Dolciano, at Fonte Rotella (three kilometers from closed) one day like any other? Perhaps …. the war commissioner of the Grand Duke, Alessandro Francois is intent on recovering near two Etruscan mounds what remains of the looting by ancient Tombaroli. From the numerous fragments found, it was immediately understood of the importance of the vase in this case a penthouse with black figures of the 6th century BC.

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the singular life of Piovano Arlotto

Parish priest of the church of San Cresci in Macioli, near Pratolino, was famous for the stories he told, for the brazenness of his gestures and the veined malice of a breath -free spirit. A character loved by the people for his good – frankness natures, he was sometimes a problem for the bishop’s Curia, lined up at the time by Pio Antonino Pierozzi who tried to redeem him without success.

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San Salvadore church in Florence

At the corner of via S.Gallo with via degli Arazzieri we find a small church initially called S.Salvatore, then became the oratory of the Congrega of Jesus Salvatore around 1311, when the, bishop Antonio d’Orso and some Florentine priests had simultaneously A vision in which Jesus dressed as a pilgrim urged them to found a hoped called “Domus dei”, where all the priests of the surrounding area or foreigners were welcomed who, out of necessity, should stop in Florence.

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Georgofili massacre in Florence

The massacre in via dei Georgofili was a terrorist attack by Cosa Nostra on the night between 26 and 27 May 1993 through the explosion of a car bomb in via dei Georgofili in Florence, near the historic Uffizi Gallery. The explosion of the padded self -bomb with 277 kilograms of explosive caused the killing of five people: the spouses Fabrizio Nencioni (39 years old) and Angela Fiume (31 years old) with their daughters Nadia (9 years) and Caterina (just 50 days of life) and the student Dario Capolicchio (22 years old), as well as the injury of about forty people.

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The Diamond Mary

Florence 1874, at the corner of a house in Piazza delle Cipolle (today Piazza Strozzi) there was a tabernacle representing a Madonna sitting on a throne of clouds holding the child on the right knee with the sphere of the world in hand, two small cherubs overlook Behind the shoulders of the Madonna. The table in oaks on which the Madonna is painted, unfortunately it has been compressed over the various centuries by other pictorial interventions.

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The fruit of the bizarre a new fruit in Florence

In the ancient Villa della Torre degli Agli, Giovanni Panciatichi he created a splendid Italian garden for the Ozi. His main attraction was the citrus fruits that were grown both in pots and in full ground. Here the gardeners experimented with new crops so in 1644 a strange, bizarre fruit appeared in the form: it is the Citrus Aurantium “Bizzarria”, an agromo born from the crossroads between lemon, orange and cedar and so particular aspect to be considered bizarre. In fact, it presents itself Bitorzoluto and with longitudinal bands of different colors, from green to yellow and orange.