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:
26/08 - Fiorentina Vs Chievoverona
02/09 - Fiorentina Vs Udinese
23/09 - Fiorentina Vs Spal
30/09 - Fiorentina Vs Atalanta
21/10 - Fiorentina Vs Cagliari
04/11 - Fiorentina Vs Roma
02/12 - Fiorentina Vs Juventus
16/12 - Fiorentina Vs Empoli
26/12 - Fiorentina Vs Parma
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
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.