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A suggestive Florence along the Arno river

Text Teresa Favi
ph. Andrea Dughetti

Florence... how beautiful you are!

Second half of April 2020: the city seen at the time of the Coronavirus by Andrea Dughetti's target

The emergence of the coronavirus that Florence, like most other cities in the world, experienced from early March to early May 2020 has changed the face of our city, catapulting us into one of the most important social crises of the contemporary era. Museums, theatres, cinemas, places of worship, restaurants, bars and closed shops. Deserted streets. An unreal atmosphere that - especially on sunny and clear days generously given in the central phase of the lockdown from a place of high climatic pressure - contrasted not little with the proud, sumptuous and sophisticated beauty of Florence's historic centre.

This contracted fiscal and metaphysical contradiction did not escape the lens of the Florentine photographer Andrea Dughetti, the author of these beautiful color shots taken in the second half of April 2020.

A city under glass captured in all its powerful, ancient and energetic charm with the hope that now, in May, a month linked to the rebirth - especially for the Florentines who have dedicated to it the longest music festival in Europe (the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, obviously frozen for this year ed.) - Florence can blossom to new life, respecting the times and ways that the emergency still imposes on all of us.

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