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Firenze. Calcio Storico Parade

June is one of the best months to find yourself in Florence, as it can be a lot of fun to watch the semi-final games for the Calcio Storico or the final match played on June 24, on Florence's patron saint's feast day for St. John the Baptist.
What is Calcio Storico?
The Calcio Storico Fiorentino is a combination of soccer, rugby and big time wrestling originated in 16th century Florence and played today in historical costume. The four teams of the historical neighborhoods of the city play against each other, first in two semi-finals and then the final match to determine the winner.The four teams are: Santa Croce (blue), Santo Spirito (white), Santa Maria Novella (red), and San Giovanni (green).Piazza Santa Croce, located directly in front of the church Santa Croce, has always been the home to this game, known as “giuoco del calcio fiorentino” or more simply just as Calcio (which means “kick” in Italian). The square is covered in dirt to "return" to those times when it was just a dirt square (today it is covered in stone) and recreate the setting. Of course, today bleachers are also set up so that spectators can better enjoy the game.

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MarcViskens13-Apr-2020 08:58
nice work José
Jeff Real15-Mar-2020 14:06
This is such a wonderful character study!
Russell Tunny01-Mar-2020 13:54
Great portrait and love the story behind the image. V!
GaleriaFotoStefan01-Feb-2020 14:35
Nice portrait and amazing costume! V
Nestor Derkach12-Jan-2020 16:40
Very nice portrait ,love his attire.
Nicely posed and presented.
carol j. phipps04-Sep-2019 15:30
Elaborate dressing and poised for the portrait. V
Pierre01-Sep-2019 11:23
Un très beau portrait de ce personnage dans son magnifique costume! V
Philip Game21-Jul-2019 12:16
Nice capture - you were fortunate to be there at the right time!
meekam tam19-Jul-2019 21:37
Beautiful portrait,José! V
Irene Wehrli09-Jul-2019 09:36
He wears the costume with dignity...
Fine portrait, Jose!
rocky08-Jul-2019 21:58
Brilliant colors reminiscent of the flag of Catalunya! =V=
Jean D01-Jul-2019 04:13
Terrific capture in his best attire. ~V
Dennis Hoyne26-Jun-2019 01:35
Excellent portrait of this colorful fellow!
Julie Oldfield26-Jun-2019 01:21
Nice photograph of this character. V
Martin Lamoon25-Jun-2019 16:50
He looks great in his period attire.
Walter Otto Koenig25-Jun-2019 15:45
Nice portrait with this colorful costume. "V"
Carter Creek25-Jun-2019 15:36
Nice shot of this man in his colorful period costume. V
Nick Paoni25-Jun-2019 13:33
Love the colorful period outfit.
Jim Coffman25-Jun-2019 12:44
A very fine image of this colorful man!!
Hank Vander Velde25-Jun-2019 12:08
Super shotof this colourful historically dressed man.
Jean-Gregoire Marin25-Jun-2019 11:43
Nice historical character, V
Pierre Martin25-Jun-2019 10:52
relic of that pass, splendid costume and picture!
Yvonne25-Jun-2019 10:27
What a wonderful costume and a man who looks young & trim enough to really show it off. v
Graeme25-Jun-2019 09:23
This man looks the part in his stunning costume, Jose.V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal25-Jun-2019 07:00
Very nice shot of this colorful man. V
Helen Betts25-Jun-2019 04:18
How nice of this colorfully dressed man to pose for you! V.
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