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Villa Salviati & the History of Calcio in Florence

Calcio Fiorentino, and its modern reincarnation as Calcio Storico, is widely considered as the forerunner of modern football. This sport was played by Florentine people on open spaces within the city walls before it was institutionalized by the Medici rulers who moved it to the square in Santa Croce in the 16th century. Less known […]

Don’t dress like Olivier Giroud! – Style tips for Squadra X-Mas Dinner

Players at IUE Calcio have hit out after the European University Institute issued a X-mas Dinner Style Guide banning tracksuits and cleavage – telling men not to dress like Olivier Giroud. Following the publication of Queen’s University Belfast’s “graduation ceremony style,” the EUI hit back, issuing their own “Style Guide for Modern Campioni.” It says […]