The Siege Match

Calcio Storico in piazza Santa Croce

On Friday, February 17th the re-enactment of the historic Siege Match, played between the White and the Green teams on February 17, 1530 when Florentine troops besieged the city will take place.

At 2.30pm the basilica will welcome a delegation of around 100 people composed of figures from the Calcio Storico Fiorentino parade, former footballers, representatives of the Municipality and the 50 minutes Association, that promotes the initiative. The delegation will receive a blessing from the Rector of the Santa Croce Basilica and will then proceed back into the square to attend the performance of the flag-wavers of the Historical Parade and finally the game.

All the proceeds from the public attending the match will be donated to the A.T.T. (Associazione Toscana Tumori).