Festa: San Giovanni a Firenze, Calcio Storico & Nocino

On June 24 each year, Florence comes alive with parades and Florentines dressed in medieval gear to celebrate their patron saint, San Giovanni. Drums beat and flutes play, as the procession leads to Piazza Santa Croce for the yearly Calcio Storico match. Calcio Storico began in the 16th century. The rules are slightly different from... Continue Reading →

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