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PITCHER & FLACCOMIO PICKS FOR FEBRUARY
BEST EVENT: BLACK HISTORY MONTH FLORENCE
BEST P&F RENTAL PICK: A FARMHOUSE BETWEEN THE VINEYARDS AND OLIVE TREES
BEST ANNIVERSARY: FLORENCE HONOURS ANNA MARIA LUISA DE MEDICI
BEST PARTY: IL CARNEVALE CELEBRATIONS IN VIAREGGIO!
BEST PARADE: CHANGING OF THE GUARD IN PIAZZA DELLA SIGNORIA
BEST HISTORICAL EVENT: CALCIO STORICO HONOURS THE BATTLE OF THE SIEGE
BEST FESTIVAL: THE BRIGHT FESTIVAL OF DIGITAL ARTS AT STAZIONE LEOPOLDA AND THE STUDENT HOTEL
BEST MUSIC: NOTE AL MUSEO AT THE MUSEO DELL’OPERA DEL DUOMO
BEST EXHIBITION: FLORA COMMEDIA, CAI GUO-QIANG AT THE UFFIZI GALLERY
BEST DINING OUT: AWARD WINNING GLUTEN FREE PIZZAS AT LA LUNA
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SPECIAL NOTICE FOR DECEMBER: IN MEMORY OF WANDA FERRAGAMO, THE WOMAN WHO TURNED HER HUSBAND’S SHOE COMPANY INTO AN EMPIRE
BEST EVENT (AND MARKET) FOR DECEMBER: THE BELOVED ANNUAL A.I.L.O. CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
BEST P&F RENTAL PICK FOR DECEMBER: ENJOY THE SUN FROM DAWN TO SUNSET IN THIS COZY AND OPEN-FEELING APARTMENT BEST CHRISTMAS TRADITION FOR DECEMBER: THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, CHRISTMAS, AND SANTO STEFANO FEATURING THE DUOMO CHRISTMAS TREE AND NATIVITY SCENE
BEST MUSIC FOR DECEMBER: STRINGS CITY FESTIVAL IN FLORENCE AND TUSCANY BEST PERFORMANCE EVENT FOR DECEMBER: THE NUTCRACKER BALLET, A CHRISTMAS TRADITION BY THE ST PETERSBURG BALLET
BEST EXHIBITION FOR DECEMBER: ITALY IN HOLLYWOOD AT THE MUSEO SALVATORE FERRAGAMO BEST DINING OUT FOR DECEMBER: FOOD AND WINE IN PROGRESS AT STAZIONE LEOPOLDO
our monthly newsletter is now available – here are some highlights of the November issue :
A NOVEMBER NOTE FROM SUZANNE: HOLD THE DATE AND DONATE FOR THE WONDERFUL ONLUS CHRISTMAS BAZAAR FOR CHARITY
BEST EVENT FOR NOVEMBER: ALL SAINTS DAY HOLIDAY BEST P&F RENTAL PICK FOR NOVEMBER: FIVE SHADES OF GREY
BEST FESTIVAL FOR NOVEMBER: 11th EDITION OF LO SCHERMO DELL’ARTE FILM FESTIVAL BEST MARKET FOR NOVEMBER: MERCATO TEDESCO DI NATALE OPENS THE CHRISTMAS SEASON
BEST EXHIBITION FOR NOVEMBER: WATER AS A MICROSCOPE OF NATURE: DA VINCI’S CODEX ON DISPLAY AT THE UFFIZI FOR THE 5TH CENTENARY OF THE ARTIST’S DEATH BEST SPORT FOR NOVEMBER: THE 35th FLORENCE MARATHON
BEST DINING OUT FOR NOVEMBER: THE FOOD AND WINE BIENNALE IS BACK
A new regulation recently came into effect regarding the responsibility of Condominiums to assure that the water that arrives in their building meets current legal hygienic norms. A recent High Court ruling assigns this responsibility in equal parts to the city’s public utility (in Florences case, the manager of Publiacqua) and to each building. Publiacqua is responsible for the water up to the point of the water meters (contatori) but, from that point to the faucets, the building administrator or each private owner must check the quality of the water.
In a nut shell, it is now each owners responsibility to check the water that comes out of the taps, since the pipes from the water meters into the various properties are not under the jurisdiction of City Council (Publiacqua).
This implies further responsibilities and duties for each Condominium administrator, although there are not yet any laws that force such controls on either the administrators or the private citizens. However, there are high fines and possible legal consequences if such controls are not made knowing that there could be some issues with the water system in the building or house.
Therefore, most Condominium administrators are starting to hire private companies to check the quality of the water directly from the taps in each house or apartment, in order to avoid any future claims or complaints against them. The cost of these tests will of course be borne by the owners of the properties, but it shouldnt be too high; probably in the range of Euro 150 (plus VAT) total for a small condominium.
D. Lgs 31\2001 – art. 1 lett. b – and art. 5
Ministry of Health 10 June 2004
D.M. 14 June 2017