Florentine Islamic Communities celebrate Eid al Adha

Last week, in occasione of Eid al Adha, Good World Citizen and the organization Giovani Musulmani d’Italia -Firenze, along with Comunità Islamica di Firenze e Toscana, the Associazione Islamica di Firenze-Sorgane and the Moschea Rahma dell’Isolotto organized a festival for families of the Islamic communities of Florence and their friends. The program of the day […]

Cultural and Religious Intermediation: an interview with Prof. Isabella Gagliardi

The University of Florence initiated in the academic year 2021/2022 a new master’s degree course in “Cultural and Religious Intermediation”. We met the President of the new course, Professor Isabella Gagliardi. Professor Gagliardi is a lecturer and scholar of History of Christianity from Antiquity to the Middle Ages, which she studies particularly in a comparative […]

The Mediterranean Sea: frontier of dialogue and peace

The city of Florence is preparing to welcome a great event from 23 to 27 February. In the name of the mayor-saint Giorgio La Pira, the city will host the “Mediterranean frontier of peace” conference, promoted by the Italian Episcopal Conference, and the “Florence Mediterranean Mayors’ Forum”, summoned by the mayor of Florence Dario Nardella. […]

An indiscreet look at the unknown USSR

Sergej Vasiliev, World Press Photo winner, arrives in Florence with his shots in the first anthological exhibition in Italy dedicated to him. With his camera, Sergei Vasiliev has narrated an unprecedented Russia, documenting for over 40 years the life of Ural cities such as Chelyabinsk, where he started working as a reporter in a local newspaper. […]

Toscana celebrates Eid

The Comunità Islamica di Firenze e Toscana will be celebrating the Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the month of Ramadan. Due to restrictions related to COVID-19 the prayer will be held in an open space with respect to norms of masking and social distancing. The Comunità Islamica wishes everyone Happy Eid!

Orthodox Easter celebrations in Florence

This year the Orthodox Easter celebrations were on Sunday 2 May. In the city of Florence this celebration was held in the Florentine Russian Orthodox Church of the Nativity of Jesus Christ and St. Nicholas the Miracle-Worker. In compliance with the curfew this year the traditional night procession, krestnyj khod, was held on Sunday morning […]