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January 14, 2019

Adventure sports in the Pisa area

If you’re looking for a miniature Tuscany, the Pisa area is a find. Drawing an imaginary circle with a 50-kilometre radius (which translates to a half-hour drive) with Pisa at the centre, you can reach mountain peaks and wild beaches, skirting past hills that are reminiscent of Tuscany at its most bucolic, lakes, swamps and […]
April 30, 2015

Timbersports in Florence

On May 16, the Timbersports International Championships will come to Italy for the first time, and Florence is the chosen city.   The competitive wood chopping competition dates to the 19th century on the Australian island of Tasmania where, as legend goes, two woodcutters tried to settle an argument on
January 17, 2013

Sports school to open

Florentine secondary school with a sports focus is expected to open later this year. Fiorentina School, a liceo scientifico (scientific high school), will offer an innovative curriculum, combining the best academic requirements with in-depth sports training. In particular, it will serve those who have difficulty balancing sport and academic
March 15, 2012

Sports for schools

Le Piaggeliadi, Florence's annual inter-schools sports competition in Florence, will become EuroPiaggeliadi this year, during the city's role as 2012 European city of Sport. Young people from other cities in Europe will compete in the Florentine event, a way of increasing relations between the countries, as well
June 1, 2011

Summer of sports

There is no shortage of outdoor activities in and around Florence this summer.   For the first time, all of the city's 120 sports facilities will be open. The city has announced new rates at many of its public sports facilities, and although most entrance prices will remain the
March 11, 2010

Sports, nutrition and well-being

Italy recently established the Società Italiana Nutrizione Sport e Benessere (SINSEB) to support additional research and education in sports nutrition, curb rising levels of obesity and doping in sports, in addition to promoting physical activity and a healthy diet.   SINSEB's executive committee is composed of important figures
January 21, 2010

Save the date: 2010 Sports Calendar Preview

The Florence area plays host to many national and international sports events in 2010. Not all the details are yet available, so keep an eye on The Florentine for specific dates, times and locations:    Volleyball January 30-31 The final four round of volleyball's Italian Cup, Palaterme
November 19, 2009

Sports for the disabled

Every Monday, 40 youths from the Elsa Morante Institute for the disabled meet up with kids from the Matrix cooperative for two hours of shooting hoops at the San Marcellino sports complex. Soon other sports will be added to the roster, including judo, archery, dance, bocce ball and juggling.  &
October 22, 2009

New sports complex

  Florence’s sports superintendent Barbara Cavandoli recently announced that the sports complex in Campini, near Campo di Marte, will undergo much-needed renovations. The project, estimated at 2,460,649 euro, will provide more office space to ACF Fiorentina, which will manage the complex over the next four years. A new building will be constructed featuring showers, gyms […]
February 21, 2008

Passports for the passionate

Soccer fans will soon have to flash a badge to access matches. Following an accord made by Coni, Lega Calcio and Figc, individual football clubs in Italy will be given the responsibility of providing their supporters with the required identification card needed to gain access to matches. The new ID