Author: Melinda Gallo

Melinda Gallo is a writer who has been living in Florence since 2004. In her blog, Living in Florence (www.melindagallo.com/blog), she recounts her life in a city that she loves and appreciates more every day.
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The Arno: a year in photos

Melinda Gallo captures the Arno River all year round: from crisp January to deep-heat August to the sparkling lights of December.
January 19, 2012
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Forza Viola!

Part of living abroad for an extended period is getting to know the local sports teams, and Florence has many to follow, from water polo and rugby to, of course, soccer. Browse back issues of TF for other students' experiences, whether discovering Florence's museum of soccer (TF 114) or
June 1, 2011
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Viola Corner

Season ends in a draw For the last game of the season, the Fiorentina played against Brescia, though neither team had anything to fight for: Fiorentina could not reach the European qualifications and Brescia was headed for the Serie B. After only two minutes, left-winger Juan Manual Vargas scored
May 19, 2011
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FIORENTINA FUN FACTS

The Fiorentina was founded by Marquis Luigi Ridolfi in 1926 by uniting two different soccer teams: PGF Libertas Firenze and Club Sportivo Firenze.   Even though the Fiorentina was not established until 1926, soccer was introduced to Florence in 1898. The city's first team had an English name, the '
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Viola Corner

  Gilardino scores, but Fiorentina loses   The day before the Fiorentina met second-rank Inter at the San Siro satdium in Milan on May 8, head coach Sinisa Mihajlovic said in a press conference, ‘I have great confidence in my boys.’ At the 25th minute of play, ex-Viola striker Gianpaolo Pazzini scored a goal for […]
May 5, 2011
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Viola Corner

  Cerci scores a double for the Fiorentina The Fiorentina flew to Sardinia to play against eighth-ranked Cagliari for the 34th match of the season on April 23. Historically, the Fiorentina has not had a good record at the Sant’Elia stadium, but with this game, everything changed. The Fiorentina held the match at 0-0 until […]
April 21, 2011
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Viola Corner

Fiorentina suffers a loss at Franchi On April 10, the current top-ranking team, Milan, came to Franchi Stadium to play against the Fiorentina. After only eight minutes of play, Dutch midfielder Clarence Seedorf scored a goal for Milan. The Fiorentina tried to even the score, to no avail, and
April 7, 2011
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Viola Corner

Primavera wins Coppa Italia Primavera 2010-2011 After their March 16 draw in Florence, the Fiorentina and Roma met again on March 30 for the finals of the Coppa Italia Primavera. Swiss striker Haris Seferovic scored the first goal after 27 minutes of play, putting the Fiorentina in the lead.
March 24, 2011
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Happy Birthday to Pasqual, Babacar and Frey

Fiorentina defender Manuel Pasqual celebrated his 29th birthday on March 13. Originally from a town outside of Venice, Pasqual arrived in Florence six years ago. Since he has been with the team, he has appeared in over 138 matches. Viola striker Babacar celebrated his 18th birthday on March 16. French
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Fiorentina up to eighth place

The Fiorentina went to Verona on March 13 to win an important match against Chievo. Head coach Sinisa Mihajlovic said in a press conference the day before the match, ‘I have faith in my players.' After many missed opportunities to score a goal in the first half, Juan Manuel