Football (Soccer) in Florence
Did You Know That...Florentine Football (Soccer), or Football in 'livery,' (a special uniform) was played in Florence for the first time in 1530 when the city was besieged by the imperial troops of Charles V to provoke the enemy, who believed Florence was already exhausted and yielding?
During your stay in Florence, you can't miss the experience of a Serie A, A.C. Fiorentina match at the Artemio Franchi Stadium!!! If you want more info about the game schedule, check out: www.fiorentina.it (fan website) or www.acffiorentina.it (official website).
The Fiorentina football team was born on the 26th of August 1926 and is the most important football team in Florence. They have won 2 Italian Championships, 5 Italian Cups, 1 League Supercup and 1 Winners Cup. Artemio Franchi stadium, where Fiorentina plays its home matches, is a national monument. Its nickname is 'viola' because the official uniforms are violet shirts with white stripe on each side, violet shorts and violet socks. The coat of arms is a Red Lily in white field.
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