Florence and Religious-Cultural Heritage
For a sustainable development of the management of monumental complexes religious interest, in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Historic Centre of Florence.
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#Art4GlobalGoals and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations reinterpreted by the young German artist Leon Löwentraut, on display at Palazzo Medici Riccardi from 5 to 27 October 2019  
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Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA)
The experimentation, in accordance with the Guidance issued by ICOMOS International (2011), aims to evaluate – in a coherent and systematic way – the positive/negative impact of one or more transformation projects that might affect the values, attributes, authenticity, and integrity of the World Heritage Site’s assets.
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"Laboratorio San Lorenzo": Participatory Process
(Italiano) Il progetto nasce dal desiderio di aprire spazi di dialogo e di confronto intorno al tema dell’identità e trasformazione del rione San Lorenzo-Mercato Centrale, un’importante area del centro storico di Firenze.    
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Towers, gates, and fortresses
(Italiano) Nell’estate 2018 il Comune di Firenze in collaborazione con l’Associazione MUS.E ha ampliato la valorizzazione delle torri, delle porte e del sistema difensivo cittadino: una proposta nata nel 2011 con l’apertura di Torre San Niccolò e andando a restituire queste architetture alla cittadinanza.
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(Italiano) Progetto Europeo "AtlaS.WH": la ricerca di buone pratiche
(Italiano) Il progetto europeo “AtlaS.WH – Heritage in the Atlantic Area: Sustainability of the Urban World Heritage Sites” (www.atlaswh.eu/p1-homepage-en), finanziato dal programma Interreg Atlantic Area, volto alla creazione di un network di Siti Patrimonio Mondiale (WHS) affrontando le sfide comuni legate alla protezione della loro Integrità e Autenticità e rafforzando...
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(Italiano) Celebrazioni per i 500 anni dalla nascita di Cosimo I e Caterina de' Medici Firenze
On 13 April 1519, Catherine de’ Medici, the future queen of France, was born. A couple of months later, on June 12, 1519, Cosimo I de’ Medici was born and at the age of seventeen would become Duke of Florence.
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Presentation of the Monitoring of the Management Plan and Application to the UNESCO Creative Cities - Crafts and Folk
On October 4, 2018, Florence presented the Monitoring of the 2016 Management Plan of the Historic Centre of Florence as a World Heritage Site and the application process that Florence is following to join the Network of UNESCO Creative Cities for Crafts.
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The Historic Centre of Florence was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list on December 17, 1982.

The Historic Centre of Florence as a World Heritage site is defined as “a unique artistic achievement, a masterpiece, the outcome of the continual work of creation over six centuries” (Criterion I), able to exert “a predominant influence on the development of architecture or monumental arts, first in Italy and then in Europe” (Criterion II), with its streets still preserved intact, fortified palaces (…), loggias, fountains, a marvellous bridge from the fourteenth century”, (Criterion III), which attained “economic and political power in Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries” (Criterion IV) and was involved “in events of international importance. In the sphere of the Neo-Platonic Academy, it developed the concept of the Renaissance” (Criterion VI).

The Core Zone of the site corresponds to the part of the city enclosed by the medieval wall and paths. The Buffer Zone, the area that surrounds the property and and aims to give the site a further level of pretection, includes the Municipality of Florence, the Municipality of  Sesto Fiorentino, the Municipality of Fiesole, and the Municipality of Bagno a Ripoli.


November 4, 1966 – The Flood in Florence

For the occasion of the 50° Anniversary of the Flood, the Historic Centre of Florence, UNESCO World Heritage site, share with you the INA-UNESCO collection Documentary of the year 1967, which was realized on the occasion of UNESCO’s call to restore thousands of art works devastated by the flood of the 1966.




Every city is a hill-top city; it is a candelabrum intended to shed light on the road of history... Of crucial importance, some cities stand protected by eternal values, dragging behind them, along the whole course of centuries and generations, historical events in which they have taken part and witnessed
Giorgio La Pira 1955