(Italiano) Piazze minori nel Centro Storico di Firenze
(Italiano) Il progetto propone azioni di rigenerazione delle piazze minori, luoghi poco valorizzati, ma con un grande potenziale.
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(Italiano) Firenze Patrimonio Mondiale - Museo Diffuso
(Italiano) Un progetto che nasce dall’invito del Centro Patrimonio Mondiale (Advisory Mission 2017) a dare più spazio alla conoscenza in merito allo sviluppo della città di Firenze.
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(Italiano) Arte a domicilio
(Italiano) “Scorci Fiorentini” è una proposta elaborata nell’ambito del progetto Arte a domicilio, un dialogo con l’Ufficio Patrimonio Mondiale e rapporti con UNESCO del Comune di Firenze e l’Associazione MUS.E, grazie al sostegno di Unicoop Firenze e in linea con l’attività “Wish you Were Here” e con gli obiettivi del progetto europeo AtlaS.WH.  
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Notes for a reopening of the Museums and Monuments post COVID-19 emergency
In this atmosphere of collaboration and influenced by UNESCO Campaigns in response to COVID-19 and by the general objectives of the ATLAS.WH project, Florence elaborated “Notes for a reopening of the Museums and Monuments post COVID-19 emergency “, a document that provide indications, procedures and recommendations – extracted on the...
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ICOMOS Technical Review 2019 on the Monitoring of the Historic Centre of Florence
  The World Heritage Center has shared with us the Technical Review produced by ICOMOS, which expresses a positive evaluation regarding the development of the Monitoring of the Management Plan of the Historic Centre of Florence of 2018.
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Florence and the cultural inheritance of its religious heritage
For a sustainable development of the management of monumental complexes of religious interest located in the UNESCO World Heritage site the Historic Centre of Florence.
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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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(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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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