The Secret Passages of Palazzo Vecchio reopen: exclusive environments are once again accessible with an update of the anti-Covid protocols. The narrow stone staircase commissioned by Gualtieri di Brienne and carved into the thickness of the medieval wall, the Studiolo of Francesco I, a wonderful treasure chest of the refined collection of Prince Medici, the writing desk of his father Cosimo I, accessible only through passages hidden behind paintings, the vast space above the ceiling of the Salone dei Cinquecento, where an imposing system of trusses stands out to support both the painted ‘stage’ and the roof covering.
Calcio Storico, born right in Florence in the 16th century, is a combination of soccer, rugby and world wrestling, which nowadays is played in historical costumes. The 4 teams from the 4 historical districts of Florence compete against each other, playing the two semi-finals and the final to determine the winner.
The four teams are: Santa Croce (blue), Santo Spirito (white), Santa Maria Novella (red) and San Giovanni (green).
Piazza Santa Croce, located in front of the church of Santa Croce, has always been the place where this game, better known as Giuoco del Calcio Fiorentino, or more simply as Calcio, has been played. The square is set up as it was in the days when the game began, that is a dirty and dusty square where there were no stones.
The spectacle is unique and original, each team gives its best to overcome the other and there is only one goal, that of bringing the ball to the end of the opponent’s field. So a great fight of high agonism and very marked physical resistance is played, where the clash is part of the game and the ability of the “Kickers” and their physical performance and preparation, is the basis of the achievement of the result.
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Green Day are the headliners for the opening date (June 16, 2022), Muse are the headliners for the second day (June 17, 2022), while the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ date remains to be confirmed. Fans are now waiting for announcements for 2 more days, June 18 and 19.
Also this year the sporting event returns, which since 2003 has raised over 5,700,000 euros, bringing together almost 335,100 participants and allowing quality assistance to over 400,000 women.
The 2019 edition will take place on September 29th.
The event takes place through two routes of approximately 5.5 and 11 km. and was born as a moment of sport and culture but, first of all, of social commitment. A unique opportunity to have fun and make contact with a reality that accompanies us every day.
Corri la Vita 2019 timetable
Meeting in Piazza Vittorio Veneto at 8.30am, departure at 8.45am
The first route of about 11 km, which starts from piazzale Vittorio Veneto (Cascine), crosses Ponte alla Vittoria, reaches Via Pisana and passes through the Giardino Strozzi and Via del Monte Oliveto, new stages of the 2019 edition; continue in the direction of Piazza Pitti and leave the Oltrarno da Ponte alle Grazie, to continue towards Santa Croce, touch Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Signoria, Duomo and Battistero and return to the Cascine.
The second one, of about 5.5 km, will be studded with a series of cultural stages and will also cross part of the Oltrarno to then return to the starting square passing from Ponte alla Carraia.
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On August 20 at 9.15 pm the last appointment with free concerts at the Loggia dei Lanzi will be:
Junge Bläserphilharmonie NRW
program: A. Reed, P. Sparke, J. Barnes, J. Williams, L. Bernstein, A. Reed
conductor: Timor O. Chadik “
Outdoor cinema in the Piazzale degli Uffizi. Apriti Cinema is the show that for three years has brought great international films to the heart of Florence.
46 films, in the original language, subtitled in Italian and English, which enrich the cultural proposal of the Florentine summer nights, in particular of the historic center, where the Italian and international tourist flows are concentrated, until 8 August 2019 with free entry.
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