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Capital and most populated city of the Italian region of Tuscany

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Florence: Capital and most populated city of the Italian region of Tuscany
Florence is a city in central Italy and the capital city of the Tuscany region. It is the most populated city in Tuscany, with 383,084 inhabitants in 2013, and over 1,520,000 in its metropolitan area.

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Quake hits Florence area, trains temporarily suspended

An earthquake hit north of Florence on Monday morning, forcing trains across Italy to be canceled or severely delayed.
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Quake in Florence area disrupts Italy's national train network

An earthquake hit north of Florence on Monday morning and led to trains across the country being canceled or severely delayed, including those on the national high speed line.
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More than 580 people rescued from Florence

"CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor is in Wilmington, North Carolina, and correspondent Mark Strassmann is at the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in Elizabeth City with the latest on Florence.
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Florence's lethal one-two punch to the Carolinas

With at least 14 deaths, Florence has wreaked havoc on North and South Carolina this weekend, bring nearly three feet of rainfall and leaving thousands homeless. Jef Glor reports the latest..
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A royal estate in Tuscany

The Corsini estate, Villa Le Corti, sits high atop a hillside outside Florence, in the Tuscan wine region of Chianti, on land Principessa Giorgiana Corsini's family has owned since the 1300s. She and..
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A "Sunday Morning" sun in Florence

In Florence, Italy, street artist Sonja Samardjieva, from Macedonia, painted the "Sunday Morning" logo near the Piazza della Signoria. Don't miss our special broadcast, "A Sunday Morning in Florence,"..
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Nature: Tuscan countryside

"Sunday Morning" takes us to Villa Le Corti, just outside Florence. Videographer: Mike Hernandez.
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Michelangelo's David

Michelangelo's masterpiece, the 17-foot-tall statue of David, stands front-and-center at the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence. Jane Pauley reflects on the quintessence of Renaissance art.
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Florence: A renaissance city

For centuries the Italian city of Florence has been a hub of trade and commerce, and an historic center for art and architecture. Jane Pauley explores Florentine history.
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Keeping Florence's artisan traditions alive

Florence is one of the last cities in the world that still has a thriving culture of artisanship, with historic roots that go back 600 years. Martha Teichner visits with weavers, goldsmiths,..
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"Sunday Morning" theme in Italy

Cellist Christian Grosselfinger performs the "Sunday Morning" fanfare, "Abblasen," on the streets of Florence.
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A visit to the world's oldest pharmacy

Florence's Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy, which dates back to 1221 when Dominican monks began experimenting with alchemy, is thought to be the oldest apothecary in the world. Rose water? It was invented..
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Turning street signs into art

In Florence even the street signs are pieces of artwork. Playful, funny, irreverent, hundreds of them dot the landscape, thanks to street artist Clet Abraham, a Frenchman who saw an opportunity to do..
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Thieves target letters by Christopher Columbus

The Vatican Library, the Riccardiana Library in Florence, and others saw their rare, original copies of a letter by the explorer taken by thieves. 60 Minutes reports, Sunday
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As Dorian bears down on North Carolina, residents still face recovery from Florence

Before Dorian, there was Florence. The 2018 hurricane caused historic damages across eastern North Carolina. A year later, the recovery is not over.
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Florentine artisans: Preserving the traditions of Medici taste

Florence is one of the last cities in the world that still has a thriving culture of artisanship, with historic roots that go back 600 years. Martha Teichner visits with weavers, goldsmiths,..
CBS News - Published

Treasures of Florence's Uffizi museum

Seven years before America's Declaration of Independence, the Uffizi opened its doors to the public. Containing perhaps the greatest collection of artwork in the world, including masterpieces by..
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Michelangelo's David, a Renaissance masterpiece

Michelangelo's masterpiece, the 17-foot-tall statue of David, stands front-and-center at the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence. Jane Pauley reflects on the quintessence of Renaissance art...
CBS News - Published

This Week: "A Sunday Morning in Florence" (August 18)

Jane Pauley hosts a special broadcast of the Emmy-winning Sunday morning news program from Tuscany, sharing stories on all things Italian – art and design, traditions and culture, fashion, food,..
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Still-life painting looted by Nazis to return to Florence

A still-life painting by the Dutch master Jan van Huysum which was looted by retreating Nazi troops in World War Two will be returned to Florence, the Italian government said on Saturday.
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