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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 [...]