An ancient game. A game without rules, team mates are brothers in blood and opponents bitter enemies. Four teams, four colors: They play for their women and for Florence, they fight for their borough!
June is here and the official start of summer is upon us! If youre going to be in Florence this month, we highly recommend you try to make it to one of the spectacular games of the Calcio Storico Fiorentino!
The four teams are: Santa Croce (blue), Santo Spirito (white), Santa Maria Novella (red), and San Giovanni (green). On June 16, the Whites will go against the Greens in Piazza Santa Croce at 5pm while the Reds challenge the Blues the following day, June 17.
The final match is played on June 24 in grand style on Florences feast day for its patron saint, St. John the Baptist.