Read about calcio storico Snagging a coveted seat for the always-ceremonial calcio storico matches is no easy feat. One of Florence’s most famous traditions—a fusion of football, rugby and Fight Club—the Renaissance city ritual plays out each ...
Tennis lovers are in for a treat in the next 10 days as Pontassieve stages a top-tier men’s open tournament. Just 30 minutes from Florence, high-calibre players from ...
The ‘men only’ world of European football is seemingly coming to an end. The clubs of the ‘Old Continent’, such as Chelsea, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, have established solid, successful women’s teams and the fan base that follows women’s football is increasing&
Prato has long lived in its neighbor’s shadow. But the second largest city in Tuscany has recently undergone a modern revival with the opening of new locales. With hip crowds and refreshing venues, the city center of Prato may be this summer’s best-kept secret, and
That which starts sweet ends bitter. And that which starts bitter ends sweet. Fiorentina supporters will identify strongly with that sentiment when looking back on their team’s season as they head into what should be a summer of change for la Viola. After a rocky start to
With renovations expected both on the pitch and off, this summer could feature big changes for Fiorentina. Like many other big European clubs, Fiorentina expect to have the normal comings and goings in personnel during the summer transfer period. They also continue to look into changes to their stadium. &
Aside from soccer, one of Italy’s favorite sports is pallacanestro, or basketball. In fact, this season, there are three Italians playing in the US National Basketball Association: Marco Belinelli, Andrea Bargnani and Danilo Gallinari. In the 1980s, Florence was a basketball hub, with famous Americans running
This Thursday, the Juventus Stadium plays host to one of the two semi-finals matches in the Coppa Italia. The Bianconeri welcome rivals Fiorentina to Turin. The relationship between the two teams hasn’t been the same since the controversial transfer of Roberto Baggio from Fiorentina to Juventus.