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Party with John the Baptist: The Festival of San Giovanni celebrations

St. John the Baptist is the patron saint of Florence and the life of the San Giovanni party on June 24. [caption id="attachment_495" align="aligncenter" width="500"] St. John the Baptist invites you to the party in Florence celebrating him.[/caption] Known as San Giovanni in Italian, St. John has been the patron saint of Florence since the Middle Ages. And once a year, on June 24, Florence holds a festival in his
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Blood, Sweat and Calcio Storico Florentino

Rules were made to be broken. This is the mindset of calcio storico fiorentino players. [caption id="attachment_184" align="alignnone" width="200"] Members of Florence's four districts battle it out on the field during calcio storico.[/caption] Nothing slows down the players of this Florentine historical football-like sport. Not even gushing blood, broken bones or any other hospital worthy injuries. Part of the celebrations for the feast day of Florence’s patron saint, St. John the