- Florence gave the Italian language the word for football, 'calcio' - the game has come a long way since the medieval games that were played in the city 'piazze'. The Stadio Comunale or Campo Marte as it is colloquially known is the home of Fiorentina, a famous club who wear a dashing lilac with red and white trimmed kit. The club has been having a disastrous time of late: firstly, the fans' idol Gabriel Batistuta left for Rome and recently there have been serious financial problems rumbling behind the scenes. All in all, there is no better time to join the Viola cause and sample a passionate Italian footy fixture.
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