Flag wavers, Flag throwers, Flag tossing

The flag wavers, flag throwers, flag tossing, if you prefer, are a fundamental element of the historical tradition and Florentine traditions.
In Florence, the Bandierai degli Uffizi, the Florence flag-wavers and official flag-throwers of the City of Florence, are a historical group that has played an important role for many decades.

Florence Flag-wavers – Tiziano Baldi Ph.

With their games of flags and the roll of the drums, the Bandierai degli Uffizi accompany every year, on the occasion of the matches of the Calcio Storico Fiorentino, the procession of the Florentine Republic on the streets of the city.

the Clacio Storico Fiorentino is the historical Florentine re-enactment of a game played on February 15, 1530 in Piazza Santa Croce in Florence.

Many tourists and citizens of Florence cheer their performances until they arrive in the Piazza di Santa Croce in Florence.
Before the start of the matches that see each other competing in two semi-finals, the districts of the city of Florence, and before the traditional final on June 24, the day of the city’s patron saint San Giovanni Battista, the flag-wavers of Florence perform on the sand field which will then see on the field the two teams that will compete to win the Vitella, the prize for the winning district.

Florence flag throwers – Big team – Tiziano Baldi ph

Flags in the sky to the sound of drums, trumpets blaring and flag wavers running to the center of the pitch to perform a unique flag performance every year.
Do you also want to experience a unique emotion?
You can choose whether to come to Florence as tourists or hire the flag-wavers of Florence, the Bandierai degli Uffizi, for your event.

The flag wavers, flag throwers, flag tossing, if you prefer, are a fundamental element of the historical tradition and Florentine traditions.
In Florence, the Bandierai degli Uffizi, the flag-wavers of the city of Florence and official flag-wavers of the Metropolitan city of Florence, are a historical group that has played an important role for many decades.

Bandierai degli Uffizi drums – Tiziano Baldi ph.

With their games of flags and the roll of the drums, the Bandierai degli Uffizi accompany every year, on the occasion of the matches of the Calcio Storico Fiorentino, the historical Florentine re-enactment of a game played on February 15, 1530 in Piazza Santa Croce in Florence, the procession of the Florentine Republic on the streets of the city.
Many tourists and citizens of Florence cheer their performances until they arrive in the Piazza di Santa Croce in Florence.

Before the start of the matches that see each other competing in two semi-finals, the districts of the city of Florence, and before the traditional final on June 24, the day of the city’s patron saint San Giovanni Battista, the flag-wavers of Florence perform on the sand field which will then see on the field the two teams that will compete to win the Vitella, the prize for the winning district. Flags in the sky to the sound of drums, trumpets blaring and flag wavers running to the center of the pitch to perform a unique flag performance every year.


Do you also want to experience a unique emotion?
You can choose whether to come to Florence as tourists or hire flag-throwers of Florence, the Bandierai degli Uffizi, for your event.

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    Italian culture week 2021

    We are delighted to announce that the “Bandierai degli Uffizi” will perform at the Palazzo dei Papi in Avignon on 6 October on the occasion of the inauguration of the week of Italian culture in the French city.
    After 2 years where, due to the pandemic, it was not possible to perform abroad, we return to take our traditions around the world, and we do it in a splendid city rich in history.

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    (Italiano) Raccolta Fondi per le strutture ospedaliere cittadine

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    45 years of tradition

    Happy birthday Bandierai!

    1973-2018

    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

    Bandierai degli Uffizi