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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Walled Cities, Open Societies - 2nd meeting
Building on the cooperative atmosphere of the Siena event, the Ministry of Culture of Croatia offered to host a second workshop, in the City of Šibenik, to reinforce networking among relevant cities and further advance their capacities on the management of this specific cultural heritage.
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AtlaS-WH - Heritage in the Atlantic Area: Sustainability of the Urban World Heritage
With the goal to address common challenges related to the protection of their World Heritage sites (WHS), the cities of Porto, Bordeaux, Santiago de Compostela, Florence, and Edinburgh partake in AtlaS-WH, a transnational project funded by INTERREG Atlantic Area.
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Buffer Zone
The objective of the project was the identification of the buffer zone of the UNESCO Site “Historic Centre of Florence” by re-elaborating the data collected from the survey and the listing of different outlooks that are accessible to the public. These are the places that form the identity of the...
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Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA)
The experimentation, under the Guidelines issued by ICOMOS International (2011), has set out to evaluate, with a coherent and systematic path, the positive/negative impact of one or more of the transformation projects that would affect values, attributes, authenticity, and integrity of World Heritage assets.
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Studies on the Carrying Capacity of the Historical Centre
The project aims to set a limit on the tourist-load in the Historical Centre of Florence. It will serve as a strategic tool for local administrators that have the authority to define guidelines and references for monitoring and controlling the thresholds, according to which sustainable tourist-management policies will be made.
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UNESCO/ICOMOS Advisory Mission report
On Monday, 30 October 2017, a press conference was held concerning the results of the UNESCO / ICOMOS Advisory Mission, which took place last year between May 22nd and 25th.
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HECO (HEritage COlours). Open Data on Architecture for the Historic Centre of Florence.
Integrated system of open data of the architecture of the Historic Centre, is based on recognition of the chromatic language of the architecture. It aims to develop guidelines and applications for use in urban prevention and maintenance operations. The project ought to be useful in a number of fields.
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Firenze perBene
The project has the objective to raise awareness and to spread good behavioural pratices in the fruition of monuments, churches, and streets of the UNESCO World Heritage site: the Historic Centre of Florence among the residents, the tourists and the city users. A practical action is distributing questionnaires, maps with public...
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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