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    Match of the Siege 2024

    Date: 17 February 2024

    Match of the Siege 2024 (Partita dell’Assedio 2024), the most important match in the Calcio Storico Fiorentino calendar of events, will take place on Saturday, February 17, 2024, in Piazza Santa Croce, in Florence. Historical Florentine Football (Calcio Storico Fiorentino) is an early form of football born in the 16th century, a mix of rugby, soccer and wrestling, which is still played in Florence. The four teams facing each other in Calcio Storico Fiorentino are the Whites (Bianchi) of Santo Spirito, the Blues (Azzurri) of Santa Croce, the Reds (Rossi) of Santa Maria Novella, and the Greens (Verdi) of San Giovanni. The game, lasting only 50 minutes, is very violent and often ends up with broken limbs and a lot of blood.   WHAT IS THE DATE AND THE LOCATION FOR THE MATCH OF THE SIEGE 2024? As usual, the Match of the Siege 2024 will take place on February 17, 2024, starting around 3.30 pm. The game will be held in Florence, in Piazza Santa Croce, in front of the Church of Santa Croce.   SHORT HISTORY OF THE MATCH OF THE SIEGE The first match of Calcio Storico was held on February 17, 1530, when Florence was besieged Read more [...]

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    Calendimaggio 2024

    Date: 8 May 2024 - 11 May 2024

    Calendimaggio 2024 will most likely take place between Wednesday, May 8, and Saturday, May 11, 2024, in the beautiful town of Assisi.   WHAT ARE THE DATES FOR CALENDIMAGGIO 2024? Since 2015, the festival is held every year on the first Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday after the 1st of May, to greet the arrival of spring. In 2024, May 1st will fall on a Wednesday, just as it happened in 2019, and Calendimaggio 2024 will most likely take place between May 8 and 11.   WHAT IS THE LOCATION FOR CALENDIMAGGIO 2024? Calendimaggio 2024 will take place in Assisi, and the most important events of the festival will be held in the main square of the town, Piazza del Comune.   SHORT HISTORY OF CALENDIMAGGIO The origins of Calendimaggio are lost in time. Most likely, the festival tried to revive an ancient pagan custom that celebrated the return of spring and the renewal of the cycle of life. The ancient chronicles tell us that Assisi, at the beginning of the 14th century, reached its maximum splendor, a fact confirmed by the expansion of its walls, and by its numerous palaces and churches. At the same time, the city was Read more [...]