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When it comes to information about Florence online, there is a lot available, but comes from a wide variety of sources.
A good place to begin some preliminary research is from a number of local websites such as Florence Pages, this site will provide you with all the current news and events from around the city. It also contains a huge amount of city related information as well as local resources.
There are many foreign embassies located in Florence, and if a particular nation doesn't have a embassy in Florence there will be one somewhere within Italy. For a complete list including contact information and locations, visit Foreign Embassies in Italy.