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Trains, planes and Lord Rogers

Once economically and culturally the most powerful city in the world (where banking was invented), Florence is now largely dependent on forms of tourism sustaining a shopkeeper economy. For generations the city's architects and planners have been struggling to get out of this cul-de-sac by inventing new urban visions. Originally it was the Futurists who invented modernity out of a sense of disgust with the ever-present history that surrounds you wherever you go in Italy. In the 1960s ...

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