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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(Italiano) Siena - 22 settembre Tavola rotonda sull’analisi della capacità di carico nei Siti UNESCO
(Italiano) venerdì 22 settembre alle ore 10.00 nella Tavola Rotonda “Analisi della capacità di carico nei Siti UNESCO” presso la Sala Bibliotechina del Complesso di Santa Maria alla Scala di Siena con esperti e amministratori moderati dal Prof. Giovanni Liberatore, docente di Economia aziendale al’Università degli Studi di Firenze. L’incontro, organizzato...
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(Italiano) RIQUALIFICAZIONE URBANA: Conoscere e valorizzare angoli dimenticati della città, in un’ottica di collaborazione tra pubblico e privato.
(Italiano) Il giorno 20 luglio 2017 alle ore 11.30, su iniziativa del Dott. Carlo Francini, Responsabile dell’Ufficio UNESCO del Comune di Firenze, Serre Torrigiani organizza un incontro in Piazza dei Tre Re, per parlare di “riqualificazione urbana”.
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Expressing the potential of public spaces
April 13th, 2017, 9pm, the Central Salon at the Palazzina Reale, Piazza della Stazione 50, Firenze will hold the conference “Expressing the potential of public spaces,” organized by the Architectural Foundation of Florence, with the patronage of the Commune of Florence and the contribution of Escofet.
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Art Recovery. Protecting Culture
In the context of G7 Culture Summit in Florence the meeting “Art Recovery. Protecting Culture” will be held in Hall of Arms, Palazzo Vecchio, on March 27 at 17.00. The event is organized by the Municipality of Florence, the Civic Museums of Florenc, the UNESCO Office of the Minicipality and MUS.E association.   ...
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22 Marzo 2017 ore 9.00 – 13.00 in the Aula Magna of Università degli Studi di Firenze, 4 San Marco 4 Square, Florence. The event is organized by Cattedra UNESCO Prevenzione e gestione sostenibile del rischio idrogeologico, Cattedra Transdisciplinare UNESCO Sviluppo Umano e Cultura di Pace, Ufficio UNESCO del Comune di Firenze,...
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Law 77/2006. The Requirements and the Procedure of Implementation. Informative Workshop.
In February 2017 the UNESCO Office of the Municipality of Florence has participated in an informative workshop about the “Requirements and the Procedure of Implementation” of the Law 77/2006, organized by the General Secretariat, the Department of Coordination and the International Relations – the Office of UNESCO in Rome, which...
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Walled Cities, open Societies: Managing Historic Walls in urban World Heritage properties
In January 26-27 2017 the Office of the World Heritage site of Florence will participate in the workshop Walled Cities, open Societies: Managing Historic Walls in urban World Heritage properties, hosted by the City of Siena and organized by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (Venice,...
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Hidden Conservation Revealed: New Media for the Presentation of Architectural Conservation in Florence
A project of documentary films by students from BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg (Germany) with the aim of raising awareness of the value of the conservation.
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HECO (HEritage COlors). 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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International Academy on Sustainable Development - 2016
From 1 to 6 December 2016 the UNESCO Office of City of Florence has participated in the II edition of the “International Academy on Sustainable Development” in Torino.
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CPAVO: Strategy-setting Conference of the Archaeologists of the Near East
On December 16 and 17, 2016 in the Palagio dei Capitani di Parte Guelfa in Florence the Strategy-setting Conference of the Archaeologists of the Near East “Iraq and Syria. Archaeological Heritage Between Risks and Perspectives” will be held, organized within the campaign #Unite4Heritage of UNESCO.
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(Italiano) A Segovia il Meeting of European World Heritage Association
(Italiano) Le Associazioni che raggruppano i Siti della World Heritage List UNESCO si sono date appuntamento a Segovia, in Spagna, per il secondo Meeting of European World Heritage Association, dal 20 al 21 ottobre.
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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