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The origin of the Rificolona lead back before twentieth century, when many peasants and mountain dwellers come to the city from the hills of Vallombrosa and Impruneta to celebrate the nativity of Madonna nella Basilica della Santissima Annunziata. They praised the Vergin 8 september and sold their products under the open Gallery of the Ospedale degli Innocenti.

Calcio in Costume

The origins of this game find their way back to the Renaissance period when noble man played. The matches are held in the main square in front of the Church of Santa Croce. In last centuries the Calcio in Costume took place during the Carnival in other place too: Piazza della Signoria or Santa Maria Novella but during solemn celebrations they played only in Santa Croce.