The historic Florentine Football

On February 17, 1530 Piazza Santa Croce in Florence was the scene of one of the most important challenges of the Florentine Republic to the Emperor Charles V: the population - besieged since many months by the imperial troops – defiantly decided to organize a football game, giving the impression of not considering the Empire army worthy of attention.

The reenactment of that day, which is celebrated in Florence in our times, refers to that important football match applying the rules of the Renaissance era and is played by the four historic districts of Florence. Continue reading