Have you ever seen a football match that looks like a costume show?
“Football without rules” is an exciting costume show that has been held annually in Florence since the Middle Ages.
“Football without rules”
< /p>“Football without rules”, Florence
“Football without rules” in Florence
Despite the name of the tournament, the rules still exist, but rather peculiar. Instead of grass – a sandy area, instead of 11 players – as many as 27 strong fellows are trying to throw the ball over the line.
Costume football, Florence
< /p>Costume football in Florence
“Florentine style football” has something in common with rugby. Playing with your hands is not only possible, but necessary.
The duration of the match is 50 minutes. As a rule, 4 city teams participate in the game: Santa Croce, San Giovanni, Santa Maria Novella and Santo Spirito.
Interesting fact: instead of sportswear, the players dressed in historical costumes.
< /p>Costume fight, Florence
The tradition of Florentine football originated in the 16th century and was considered at that time entertainment for aristocrats. It is known that Pope Clement VII took part in one of the tournaments.
Costume fight in Florence
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Florence football in suits
Costumed Florentine football
< /p>Unusual football, Florence
Florentine style football is not just a storm of emotions, it's passion!
Unusual football in Florence
Football in Florentine style
Florentine costume football