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Florence turns purple as Italy mourns death of Azzurri star Davide Astori

Thousands of mourners gathered in Florence on Thursday for the funeral of Fiorentina captain Davide Astori who passed away suddenly from a suspected cardiac arrest on Sunday. He was 31. Astori’s coffin arrived at Basilica di Santa Croce in a white Maserati hearse and was greeted with a rousing applause from the Viola faithful gathered outside the church. The square ...

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African immigrants protest violently in Florence after Senegalese vendor killed (VIDEO)

The Italian city of Florence has been rocked by protests mounted by African immigrants. The unrest has been provoked by the shooting dead of a Senegalese street vendor. Around 300 people, mainly of Senegalese origin, have staged a sit-in in the city’s center on Tuesday. The protesters called upon mayor Diego Nardella to come out to them, with the city ...

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Buffon leads tributes to tragic Fiorentina captain as Florence declares day of mourning

Italian football icon Gianluigi Buffon has led the tributes to ACF Fiorentina captain Davide Astori who died suddenly aged 31. The city of Florence, where the club is based, has declared a day of mourning to mark his passing. Astori died in his sleep on Sunday after suffering a suspected cardiocirculatory arrest, although the cause of death is yet unconfirmed. ...

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Michelangelo's 'secret Florence hideaway' to finally open to the public (PHOTOS)

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 17:52 The walls of a secret room marked with sketches said to have been drawn by Michelangelo could soon be opened to the public. The sketches were discovered in 1975 after a curator found a trapdoor in the tomb of the Medicis, Michelangelo’s patrons. It is thought that the Renaissance master hid in the chamber ...

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'America's Mom' Florence Henderson touched many, says TV daughter

The outpouring of emotion that followed the death of “Brady Bunch” matriarch Florence Henderson last November was overwhelming, says her TV daughter Maureen McCormick – but not surprising. “It was amazing,” said McCormick, who played eldest daughter Marcia on the 70s hit. “I think everyone was so amazed at the outpouring and I get it everywhere I go.” “She was ...

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