Private Florence: Italian Soccer with a Local Seasonal Tour

Per Person (Ages 6+)
€120
Minimum 2 People

Are you passionate about the beautiful game? Have you ever wanted to watch an Italian soccer game? Now is your chance to attend a local game with a local football fan and watch Series A team ACF Fiorentina play one of their Italian rivals. Experience Italian football the way the locals do and you’ll (hopefully) be screaming ‘golazo’ with the crowds before you know it!

Highlights

  • Attend an Italian football game with a local fan
  • Get an understanding of the game and local soccer culture from your enthusiastic guide
  • Join in the fun and excitement with local football fans
  • Taste Florentine flavours as you cheer on Fiorentina!

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, street food snack and train tickets

Exclusions: Tickets to the game are not included in the price as they will vary according to the teams playing; typical ticket costs range from 20 to 120 euro per person. Also excluded are additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide

Schedule details

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Meeting point: Inside Florence central train station, in front of the Farmacia Santa Maria Novella – Piazza della Stazione, 50123 Firenze
  • Your guide will be holding a sign below the bright green cross sign of the Pharmacy
  • Starting time: 1.30 p.m.
  • Ending point: Inside Florence central train station, in front of the Farmacia Santa Maria Novella – Piazza della Stazione, 50123 Firenze
  • Chevron down Full Itinerary
  • Meet your expert local guide at the train station and take the train to Artemio Franchi, the home stadium of our local football team, ACF Fiorentina, situated on the outskirts of the city.

    Upon arrival at the stadium, we’ll do as the locals do and make a street food stop. Your options are delicious and varied but we recommend that you try either a bread roll with local salami, cheese, sundried tomato or artichoke or the original roast pork roll which we call ‘porchetta’ — mmm, delicious! Your street food snack can (and should) be enjoyed with a glass of local wine or an Italian soda.

    After filling our bellies, we’ll take a walk around the stadium, soaking up the atmosphere and watching local punters enjoying a beer and buying typical football souvenirs before the big game. Your guide will talk to you about the team and a bit about Italian football in general. If you have any questions, now is the time to ask!

    We will enter the stadium and take our seats (which you will have chosen before the game). The stadium is divided into four sections, the most popular side for locals is known as ‘Fiesole’ because it faces the direction of the ancient hill town of Fiesole. ‘Ferrovia’ is the side that is facing the main train station, while the other two sides are covered. The covered sides cost a little more but you may prefer this, depending on the weather.

    Once the game begins you will see the locals and the opposing team’s fans singing and cheering. As always, after 45 minutes there will be a 15-minute break when you can pick up a snack, espresso coffee or a beer. You’ll then have another 45 minutes of football during the second half before you’re able to cheer on the winners!

    After the game, your guide will take you back to the central train station in Florence, where the tour began. Before you go, don’t forget to ask for tips on what else to see and do during your stay in our great city!

    To help you plan your epic day of Italian football-watching, here’s the 2018/19 football schedule:

    2019

    20/01 – Fiorentina Vs Sampdoria
    10/02 – Fiorentina Vs Napoli
    24/02 – Fiorentina Vs Inter
    10/03 – Fiorentina Vs Lazio
    31/03 – Fiorentina Vs Torino
    07/04 – Fiorentina Vs Frosinone
    14/04 – Fiorentina Vs Bologna
    28/04 – Fiorentina Vs Sassuolo
    12/05 – Fiorentina Vs Milan
    26/05 – Fiorentina Vs Genoa

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, street food snack and train tickets

    Exclusions: Tickets to the game are not included in the price as they will vary according to the teams playing; typical ticket costs range from 20 to 120 euro per person. Also excluded are additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide

    Dress standard: Please wear comfortable and casual attire

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher

    Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour

    Dietary Notes

    We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests. You can do so in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at [email protected].

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +39 345 088 2826
    Email address: [email protected]