Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day   Whatever way you celebrate it or not, Mother’s day is important as it makes us think about our mothers. So remember yours today, honor her with a memory or in reality, give her a call, send her an email or text, create something lovely – from the school made treasures of finger painted posters with smeared hand marks with wonderfully sentimental poems about little hands gone too soon, or hand picked bouquet of ‘ditch’ flowers

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Events in Florence – June 2014 Calcio Storico Fiorentino

Events in Florence – festivals, spectacles, events to watch…Calcio Storico

Rules? what rules ? Calcio Storico Fiorentino – SAVE THE DATE – JUNE 24 is the finale

Not to be missed if you are in Tuscany in June – the amazing spectacle of  Calcio Storico Fiorentino #calcio, It  is a combination of soccer, rugby and wrestling originated in 16th century Florence and played today in historical costume. The four teams of the historical neighborhoods of the city play against each other, first in two semi-finals and then the final match to determine the winner. The final match is always held June 24 -the day for the patron saint of Florence -  St. John the Baptist. On this day, there is a spectacular parade in historical costume starting in Piazza Santa Maria Novella and heads through the center on its way to Piazza Santa Croce. ( where the game is held) Each of the four districts (Santa Croce (blue), Santo Spirito (white), Santa Maria Novella (red), and San Giovanni (green) is in the parade, you’ll see the players going by as they go to play the final, even those that won’t be playing the last match. The parade starts roughly around 4pm since the final should start around 5pm

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