Florentine people are well known to be funny and entertaining, always very proud of their wonderful city (easy to understand why!) and full of stories an anecdotes. If you are interested in discovering more about Florentine people and typical places (including historic local shops) take a look at this interesting Youtube channel called Firenze a Ufo, where a group of guys will take you around introducing some famous Florentine people, places and facts.
The program is entirely in Italian but can be a very good exercise for intermediate learners as no difficult words are spoken and the accent is mild, very well understandable. This program is interesting even for Italians, since the facts and stories told are usually not known by everyone and are very interesting to discover!
Episode n. 10 covers the story of one of the most well known “panineria” of the town: All’Antico Vinaio, located in Via de’ Neri. Tourists and locals queue sometimes for over a half hour to get one of their famous schiacciata ripiena (stuffed focaccias). Just watching this interview I feel hungry already! It’s a real must visit when you come to Florence.
Today we would like to share with you a few knowledges on one of Florence’s heart activites… football matches! And in Florence there’s only one name associated with it…Fiorentina!
ACF Fiorentina, more commonlyknown simply asFiorentina, is the Italian football clubbased in the cityof Florence.
The football club was founded on August 29th, 1926by the MarquisLuigiRidolfiVayda Verrazzano and, even if today it is associated with the purple colour, back at its origins the team wore white and red clothes which are the historical colours of Florentine mayorship.
Being the city’s football team, the Fiorentina uses the Florentine lily as symbol on its uniforms: a red lily on white field in a diamond-shaped hemblem put on the left side of the shirt, where the heart is 😉
Fiorentina also have an anthem titled “Canzone Viola” but which is better known as “O’ Fiorentina” since its origins in the 30’s.
The firstfansof theTuscan teamprinteda flyerwiththelyrics of this song, and distributed it to the fans at the stadium during a match and, doingso, it soon becamethe official anthem ofFiorentina, that you can hear by clicking here below –
If you’d like to go to the stadium once in Florence, remember that our school can provide you the tickets for the matches at Artemio Franchi’s stadium!
So..what are you waiting for? Come and discover Florence with us! Check-out all news and offers on www.galilei.it or write us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or requests!
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