Torneo San Giovanni - Historical Florentine Soccer Tournament Three games are now played each year: two semi-finals (on June 16th and 17th, 2012) and a final, which takes place on 24 June, the Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of Florence. The matches, which are held in Piazza Santa Croce, are preceded by a historic procession through the city centre streets by over 500 participants in the typical dress of the 16th century. The competition is between the four historic quarters of the city: San Giovanni (‘Greens’), Santa Maria Novella (‘Reds’), Santa Croce (‘Blues’) and Santo Spirito (‘Whites’). In calcio storico the equivalent of a goal is a caccia. The winning team is awarded a calf
h.4.00 pm – The Parade of the Florentine Republic starts from Piazza Santa Maria Novella passing through Via dei Banchi, Via Rondinelli, Via Tornabuoni, Via Strozzi, Piazza della Repubblica, Via degli Speziali, Via Calzaiuoli, Piazza della Signoria, Via della Ninna, Via de’ Neri, Borgo Santa Croce up to Piazza Santa Croce.
h.5.00 pm - Florentine Traditional Football match - Piazza Santa Croce.
Tickets (prices 2012):
Central Grandstand € 40 (+ € 7 presale fee)
Side Grandstand € 30 (+ € 7 presale fee)
Numbered grandstand € 20 (+ € 7 presale fee)
Curved sectors € 15 (+ € 7 presale fee)
June 16th The Whites vs. The Greens
June 17th The Blues vs. The Reds
Tickets on sale at:
Nuovo Box Office, via delle Vecchie Carceri 1 - tel. 055-210804; purchase online: www.boxol.it - www.boxofficetoscana.it.
PlacePiazza S.Croce (FIRENZE)
OrganizersComune di Firenze - Tradizioni popolari fiorentine
Tel. 055 2616050-051-054-056