Calcio storico - a traditional florentine sport

Calcio storico, translated to historic football, is a traditional sport played only in Florence, Italy. The sport has similarities with football and rugby, as well as with martial arts. Two teams of 27 men try to score, fighting literally with their opponents. Once a year games are organized between the four traditional teams, which represent the four historic florentine neighbourhoods.

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A video that shows what a calcio storico match looks like.