This Is Firenze!

Tomorrow is the Day! June 30th 2013!

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The Big Day! Final Whites Vs Blues! Who will be the the winner! who will be alive after the match! Il Calcio Storico Fiorentino is waiting the heroes, not more we can wait for it, weather is perfect, people are excited, so let’s do it!

What’s ” Calcio Storico Fiorentino”?

The game of Calcio Fiorentino is now a competition between the four districts of the city. The recovery in 1930 has decreed the historicity of the event.

Matches take place in the costumes of the sixteenth century in memory and evocation of a particular moment in the history of Florence. On 17 February 1530, the square of Santa Croce in Florence became the scene of one of the most important challenges of the Florentine Republic to the Emperor Charles V, when the population besieged for many months by the imperial troops, tried his hand at a game of football, giving the ‘impression of not considering the Empire army worthy of attention.

Each year is then organized a tournament involving the four historic districts of the city: the “Whites” of the Holy Spirit, the “Azzurri” of Santa Croce, the “Smith” of Santa Maria Novella and the “Green” St. John’s. They are the protagonists of harsh and exciting challenges. The prize, a heifer white Chianina. The Tournament of San Giovanni del Calcio Storico Fiorentino takes place, usually in the month of June each year, the final which is held on the afternoon of June 24, the day of the patron saint of the city, ( this year bad weather forced to change date).calcio-storico-alto

Even the whole parade of the Historic Procession of the Florentine Republic, composed for the occasion by 530 participants, dressed in strict military costumes from the Renaissance period, refers to the same period of history, recalling the deeds and Weapons of the Republic, when Florence was ruled by people. It ‘sa real tradition, deeply rooted in the city’s social fabric.

It must be in Florence and its ancient origin Soccer some sports that are now among the most famous in the world: Soccer, Football, Rugby, their origin or inspiration is from this historical and primordial “play ball.”



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