"Football without rules" in Florence

Have you ever seen a football match similar to a costume show?

"Football without rules" – an exciting costume show, which is held annually in Florence since the Middle Ages.

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Despite the name of the tournament, the rules still exist, but rather peculiar. Instead of grass – sandy platform, instead of 11 players – whole 27 strong wellers try to transfer the ball through the line.

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Florentine football has something in common with rugby. It is not only possible to play hands, but also need.

The duration of the match is 50 minutes. As a rule, 4 city teams are involved in the game: Santa Croce, San Giovanni, Santa Maria Novella and Santo Spirito.

Interesting fact: Instead of sports form, players are dressed in historical costumes.

Football without rules in Florence

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The tradition of Florentine football originated in the 16th century and was considered to be an entertainment for aristocrats in those days. It is known that Pope Roman Clement VII participated in one of the tournaments.

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Florentine football – this is not just a storm of emotions, it is a glow of passions!

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Football without rules in Florence

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