Calcio Storico (Source: COPA90).
Calcio Storico (Source: COPA90).

The Most Dangerous Game of Football: Calcio Storico

Dating back to the 15th century

Calcio Storico is football like you’ve never seen before! Dating back to the 15th century, this early form of the game is brutal. But behind the blood and punches lie a story of tradition, pride and honour.

A combination of soccer, rugby and big time wrestling originated in 15/16th century Florence and played today in historical costume: four teams of the historical neighborhoods of the city play against each other, first in two semi-finals and then the final match to determine the winner.

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Pictures selection from Città di Firenze website and Wikimedia Commons.

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Calcio Storico (Source: COPA90).
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