Last month we had some of our guests enjoy two of our exclusive experiences during their stay with us. It is always such an honour to receive emails like the following from happy and satisfied guests and so we just had to share!
I want to send a quick note to thank you for a wonderful vacation. My mom, daughter and sister had the best time! We loved staying at the apartment. The location is great, the hospitality you showed us, the accommodations….everything…just perfect! One thing we didn’t get a chance to do that we had hoped was to visit the tea shop. The tea was fantastic!
The tours you recommended were among our favourite things. My mom is still talking about the sidecar tour and the wine tour my son and his friend (who had been on other ones) commented to me that tour you arranged on Sunday was the best they had been on! It is worth noting that the driver (he is in one of the pictures) was terrific! We had so much fun!
Everything…every single person…was just great!
Thank you again. We are already looking forward to visiting Florence in the future and staying again at the Palazzo Belfiore!
June is an exciting time to find yourself in the city of Florence – this weekend especially!
The final match of Calcio Storico Fiorentino is held on this Sunday, June 24, which is the day Florence celebrates its patron saint’s feast day for St. John the Baptist. This day is full of celebration for the people of Florence. Catch the parade through the streets of Florence where you can see the locals dressed in historical costumes as well as all the players of the historic soccer game known as Calcio Storico that begins at Piazza Santa Maria Novella and travels through Florence towards Piazza Santa Croce. The parade starts around 4pm and will lead to the final match that will begin at 5pm between team Rossi of Santa Maria Novella and team Verdi of San Giovanni.
The rich history and culture of this 16th century sport, Calcio Storico Fiorentino, a combination of soccer, rugby, and wrestling is very rough as there seems to be no rules observed at all. All of the matches are held at Piazza Santa Croce which is the traditional location for all the matches of Calcio Storico. There are four teams from the historical neighborhoods of Florence who play each other in two playoffs and then the winners play in the final match.
The day of festivities ends with a night of fireworks which are launched from Piazzale Michelangelo so if you are in town, make sure you have a good view from the river .
Tickets for the final can be purchased at the Box Office in Via delle Vecchie Carceri 1, Firenze from 11:00am Payment by bancomat, credit card (no AMEX) or debit card.
Maximum 5 tickets can be purchased per person.
WHEN : Sunday24 June 2018
TIME : 5:00pm
WHERE : Piazza Santa Croce
Ticket Prices :
- Tribuna onore centrale € 80
- Tribuna onore laterale € 60
- Tribuna numerata € 40
- Tribune popolari € 29
Discover the real Florence with our customized itineraries designed to give you an insider’s look at what life in Tuscany is truly like. These hand-picked experiences let you immerse yourself in the local culture whether through visiting artisans’ workshops, local farms, traditional restaurants, or wine and olive oil producers, or through making and seeing history for yourself with an expert tour or an engaging, hands-on painting or drawing workshop.
See first-hand how olive oil, caprino cheese and salami are made, or go to a local vineyard to taste some of the best Tuscan wine, or discover what the label “Made in Florence” really stands for by watching artisans in their workshops as they produce masterpieces. Learn to prepare some of the most delicious traditional Tuscan dishes during a cooking class with a professional chef, or savor regional delicacies in traditional restaurants where the native Florentines dine.
Spend the afternoon with an amazing artist whose passion is contagious and whose teaching will inspire you as you learn to paint or draw directly from the masterpieces of a museum or shady garden, and open your eyes to the beauty around you and in the ordinary present moment, whether you come as a total beginner or have lots of Experience.
Learn to speak Italian in fun and creative ways so you can better appreciate your experiences and feel part of real, daily life in the city you are calling your home even if just for a few days or a short time.
These are only a few of the exciting and special experiences we have personally selected for our guests and make available to you when you plan your vacation with Palazzo Belfiore” .