Santa Croce church and piazza appearing out of the travel purgatory of Borgo dei Greci street, just 2 minutes walk from Piazza Signoria.
Calcio Storico Fiorentino. Azzurri vs Rossi battling it out in a sand covered Piazza Santa Croce. Photo by Lorenzo Noccioli.
The world famous and brutal Calcio Fiorentino (aka Calcio Storico) football matches still take place here every year in June. Each teams fields 27 players in traditional costume and both hands and feet are permitted, as is head-butting, punching and choking.