Happy Holidays

… to those who are excited in front of the red lily in the white field, to all lovers of Florence, to all fans of Flags, to all those who believe in their own history …

We wish, Happy, Happy Holidays!

with Skill, Spirit and Tradition … towards a 2018 still full of successes and performances!

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Our official postage stamp !

45 years of history consecrated with an official celebrating national postage stamp!

Italian Minister of Economic Development issued, today september 26th 2018, the postage stamp honoring the city of Florence and the long time activity of Bandierai degli Uffizi in their 45th foundation’s anniversary.

The stamp, drawn by Tiziana Trinca, is printed by Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato.

Background’s images are Galleria degli Uffizi, Palazzo Vecchio and Cupola del Brunelleschi of Florence’s Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore.
Two Bandierai degli Uffizi’s flagwavers are represented in front with the title “45° ANNIVERSARIO” and “ITALIA” at the bottom.


Collectors and hystorical tradition’s lovers may find and buy the typical postal folder

More info:

Florentine historic football 2018

Saturday, June 9th and Sunday 10th will be the two semi-finals of the 2018 edition of the Calcio Storico Fiorentino.

The first match will see the Azzurri of Santa Croce and Rossi of Santa Maria Novella in the field, while the second match will be played between the Verdi di San Giovanni and the Bianchi di Santo Spirito The final, as every year, will be held on June 24th.

The “Bandierai degli Uffizi” will perform before each game.


Marzocchino Trophy 2018

Sunday, May 6th will be held in Piazza della Signoria in Florence, the fourth edition of the Marzocchino Trophy, a friendly match between the flag-wavers and the Under 14 team.

In addition to the “mosquitoes” of the Bandierai degli Uffizi, to the historical procession of the Florentine Republic and the Alabardieri group, the youngest of the groups will be present:

  • Flag Waving Carbium of Calvi dell’Umbria
  • Terziere flag wavers Porta Fiorentina of Castiglion Fiorentino

Appointment in Piazza della Signoria from 15:00

Marzocco Trophy 2018

circle-aTuesday, May 1st, 2018 will take place in Piazza della Signoria in Florence, the XXV edition of the Marzocco Trophy, a flag-waving competition organized by the Bandierai degli Uffizi.

This year, on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the foundation of the group (1973-2018), the Bandierai degli Uffizi has decided not to compete, inviting groups with whom they have established friendly relations in recent years.

The groups that will perform in this edition are:

  • Gruppo storico Sbandieratori e Musici città’ di L’Aquila
  • Sbandieratori di San Gemini
  • Bandierai e Musici di Castel San Barnaba
  • Sbandieratori e Musici città’ di Lucca

XXV Trofeo Marzocco Program:

2.30 pm Palagio di Parte Guelfa, departure of the historical procession of the Florentine Republic and the groups participating in the Marzocco Trophy
3.00 pm Piazza della Signoria, arrival of the parade and groups in the race
Exhibition of the opening of the small levers of the Bandierai degli Uffizi
3.40 pm start of performances Small team – jury evaluations
At the end a ballet show by the Madonne Fiorentine
4.20 pm beginning of the performances Great team – jury evaluations
Final exhibition of the Bandierai degli Uffizi
5.30 pm award ceremony and greetings from the authorities
In addition to the Marzocco Trophy, the “Critics Award” named at Filippo Galli and the “Historicity Award” named at Leonardo Artusi, will also be awarded.

Be numerous

grazie a Mauro Sani per gli scatti

Scoppio del carro – Easter Day

Sunday, April 1st, Easter Day, will take place as usual every year, the traditional Scoppio del Carro.

The explosion of the cart is a folklore event that takes place on Easter Sunday in Florence. The Brindellone, a pyrotechnical tower positioned on a cart, is pulled by a pair of oxen through the streets of the historic center of Florence and positioned between the baptistery and the cathedral.

The Bandierai degli Uffizi will always be present together with all the other groups of the Procession of the Florentine Republic.


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45 years of tradition

Happy birthday Bandierai!


On March 2, 1973, the Bandierai degli Uffizi were born as an integral part of the historical procession of the Florentine Republic and the traditional game of Florentine Historical Football.

The only group able to represent the city of Florence by virtue of the punctual historical meaning of their signs and their customs. For Florence and for the Florentines, they are a traditional presence in many events as well as in the usual game of Historical Soccer, but in their curricula they can count many world-class events.

Among the most important international events we remember the performance at the Columbus Day celebrations in America, the opening of the World Soccer Championships in Spain, Mexico, France and Italy, where they held up the name of Florence and Tuscany. The historical group finds its temporal collocation in the XVI century and from this period all the costumes, the flags and the insignia of the principal Magistrature and Offices of the Florentine Republic are drawn.

All the participants in the Bandierai degli Uffizi, as well as being driven by strong motivations for maintaining a historical culture of the city of Florence, are also driven by athletic and sporting motivations.

The flag-wavers and tambourines of the Bandierai degli Uffizi , besides the pride of being part of this group, represent historically and exclusively the Calcio Storico Fiorentino and the City of Florence. In order to guarantee this continuity over time the Bandierai have always paid great attention to the generational turnover and to the nursery of young members of the group. Children from 6 years old can take part in courses to be part of the flag-bearers and tambourines. As a reward for their efforts, for some years, the small Bandierai have been shown before the exhibition of the group adults during the games of Calcio Storico Fiorentino.

The Bandierai degli Uffizi perform in the streets of the city of Florence during the traditional Florentine festivals such as the Cavalcata dei Magi for the Epiphany, the Scoppio del Carro at Easter or the Festa di Santa Reparata on 8 October, San Lorenzo, San Zanobi and Sant’Anna as well as the feast of the patron saint San Giovanni and all the starting points of the Calcio Storico. To these must be added the Trophy of Marzocco on May 1, which is one of the most important flag-waving races nationwide.

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45 anni di tradizione

Match of the siege

bdu-partita-dellassedioLike every February 17 from 2010 to today, in Florence is commemorated the football match that in 1530 was played while the city of Florence was besieged by the Imperial troops of Charles V. The historic challenge, proof of the pride of the Florentines and birth certificate of the tradition of historical football, it is recalled with the old glories of the calcianti that descend on the field in Piazza Santa Croce. The Exhibition of the Uffizi Flag is the prelude to the actual game.

Here the program

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Ride of the Magi


Saturday, January 6, in the afternoon of the day dedicated to the Epiphany, an event takes place that traces a “Florentine Festival” of ancient tradition – the “Cavalcata dei Magi”. The “Magi” on horseback are preceded by the Historic Procession of the Florentine Republic carrying the Gonfalone and by the Uffizi. Waiting for the parade of the host groups, the Uffizi Bandierai will entertain the public with their flag games.

Program of the event

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