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February 14, 2012
Posted at 4:56 pm

Firenze vs. Fiorenze!

Got a couple of emails about Marco's name being 'd'Fiorenze' - meaning 'from Florence'. Believe it or not, as of last May, they do spell Florence 'Fiorenze', as well as Firenze. Fiore meaning 'flower', and one is told that the original name of the city was derived from the word 'flower'. Now is this some kind of 'return to the traditional?' Don't know - lol.

But I have video of a ceremony taking place in the Piazza del Signoria ('Plaza of Government') honoring the chefs of Florence. And there, right in the middle is a guy holding a big banner with the Fleur-de-Lis (the symbol of the city) and underneath, spelled in big letters: Fiorenze!