Both cities are the first capitals of their respective countries: Philadelphia, PA the birthplace of the United States and Florence the birthplace of the Renaissance.

The first diplomatic interchange between the cities took place when Philadelphia clothing manufacturers donated five tons of clothing as part of a relief effort for Florentine flood victims. More recently, Firenze artisans visited Philadelphia to sell their crafts/products at Macy’s Grand Court in pop-up shops

Major industries include fashion, tourism, research, mechanical, chemistry, and pharmaceuticals.


Population: 710,000

Partnership Began: October 1, 1964

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