Accidental Tourist

Forget museums & art: Florence is also home of a bloody, beautiful game

The Italian sport of Calcio Storico can best be described as combination of rugby, handball and mixed martial arts, writes Nick Piper

11 August 2019 - 00:00 By Nick Piper

The streets of Florence were scented with jasmine as we ran through them on that sunny summer Sunday morning.

In truth though, all I was thinking about was the previous night's meal: a rare Florentine steak, accompanied by truffle mash and rich peas, washed down with a cold Moretti beer in a small, smoky trattoria...

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