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Road collapses near Florence's famed Ponte Vecchio bridge

Florence - Part of the embankment of the Arno river in Florence collapsed Wednesday, plunging parked cars into a crater and sparking an evacuation of buildings next to the city's world-famous Ponte Vecchio bridge.

Itching to graffiti? Do it digitally on Florence treasures

Florence - The days of scribbling "I woz here" on Florence's historic monuments are gone: from now on would-be vandals will be able to graffiti via an app instead, with their messages kept for posterity."Welcome to Giotto's Campanile!

Reason for last week's botched Arizona execution still a mystery

Florence - An Arizona medical examiner said Monday that he could find no reason why a convicted murderer who was given a lethal injection last week took nearly two hours to die in a possible violation of the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Medieval mass grave found in Florence

Dozens of skeletons have been found close to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, and, according to archaeologists the medieval mass grave may stretch underneath the renowned museum.

Ippo the baby 'Zonkey' big attraction in Florence, Italy

Florence - Three-month-old Ippo is the rare progeny of a zebra and donkey, living in an exotic animal shelter in the center of Florence, Italy. Cute as a button, he is drawing the crowds and even Disney wants to make a cartoon character of him.

5 thieves arrested for 'cash trapping' at ATMs with forks (video)

Bogliasco - Five people were arrested recently in central and northern Italy for using fork-like devices to steal money from cash machines. The process is known as "reversal cash trapping."

Has the real Mona Lisa been discovered?

The identity of the real life Mona Lisa could soon be discovered. A tomb, containing the remains of Lisa Gioconda, in the Italian city of Florence was been opened.

American tourist accidentally breaks 600-year-old statue in Italy

Florence - An unnamed American man was reportedly trying to measure the finger of a priceless 14th century sculpture's finger when he accidentally snapped the digit off.

Florence restaurant lets patrons pay for food with fresh produce

Florence - What if the next time you chose to dine out, you could leave your wallet behind at home? A new restaurant set to open in Florence, Italy, is about to make the prospect a reality, allowing patrons to pay for their meals with fresh produce, in lieu of cash.

Tuscany: A taste of the real Italy Special

Tuscany is everything you ever dreamed about Italy; the rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves and a country filled with history and art.

Charlize Theron To Be ’Florence of Arabia’

Charlize Theron is to shoot a film where the courage of Lawrence of Arabia meets Florence Nightingale' compassion. In the upcoming ”Florence of Arabia,” Theron will play a state employee in a fictitious Arab country who fights for women’s rights.

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Ippo the Zonkey  born of a Zebra father and Donkey mother in Florence  Italy.
Ippo the Zonkey, born of a Zebra father and Donkey mother in Florence, Italy.
Ippo the Zonkey  born of a Zebra father and Donkey mother in Florence  Italy.
Ippo the Zonkey, born of a Zebra father and Donkey mother in Florence, Italy.
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