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Florence: a dip in the Middle Ages


by Simone problems with viagra Focardi – On 27 and 28 April in Florence, al Prato delle Cascine of the Crows you go back through the centuries with two days of games and medieval duels.

A medieval village where they revive celebrities of the time, equestrian rides in armor, sword tournaments and archery history, with musicians, bandierai, archers, merchants, craftsmen and food on topic. And then the Calcio Storico Fiorentino tradition from which I draw inspiration “Carnasciale Games”, scheduled for Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April to Lawn of the Crows the Cascine Park, from 10 am until midnight (5 euro ticket – free entry up to 11 years; Reduced tickets to members and employees Unicoop Florence City of Florence.

Building on the success of the two previous years, the event opened to foreign visitors this year, that the French Guilde des Chimères, and comes up with a program even more rich and varied, starting with the Calcio Storico Fiorentino, present at the Cascine Park with all four colors represented by the youth division of the Historic Districts. “Great Warrior” 2013 edition of the Games will be Carnasciale the boxer Leonard Bundu, European champion in the welterweight category.

“For two days – said the president of the Calcio Storico Fiorentino Michele Pierguidi – this part of Cascine will turn into a real medieval village with a myriad of opportunities for visitors who I hope will crowd the largest green lung of our city . This third edition of gioci of Carnasciale is then a further opportunity for the enhancement of the Cascine Park. The Calcio Storico Fiorentino will be present with a delegation of the procession of the Florentine Republic, with Balestrieri pluricampioni of Italy and a match between the youth of the four colors. “

Thanks to the participation of the Museo Galileo, teens and adults will have the opportunity to develop, having fun, the findings of the father of modern science, they can use some copies of charts, pilot books and instruments such as the astrolabe, log and compass. The event is scheduled for Sunday, April 28 at 15. Saturday, 27 to 15, the Calcio Storico Fiorentino told by a scholar and writer as Luciano Artusi. Sunday 28 at 11.30 performance of the Group Musicians Noble Contrada Fiorenza (Ride of the Assumption, Fermo).

Among the many initiatives which will mark the two-day games Carnasciale, the Historical Procession of the Florentine Republic, the performance of Bandierai Uffizi, one of the Ball on the bracelet – which for centuries was the game more practiced throughout the country, and which he also writes Wolfgang Goethe in “Journey to Italy” – tournaments dei Balestrieri, Equestrian Rides in armor, Melee Horse, Fencing Armor (complete program to the site www.igiochidicarnasciale.it). From 19 hours open spaces of medieval and renaissance cuisine, enlivened by performances and dancing until midnight. The fundamental contribution of the Society of the White Eagle, who has been promoting the sport of fencing and riding medieval and Renaissance art, considered real martial arts western.
Inside will be a booth at Save the Children, an independent international organization that for nearly a century struggle to improve the lives of children, working in 120 countries.

The word carnival comes from the Latin “carnem upbeat”, popularly translated in Renaissance Florence in “meat-is” or “carnasciale”, and indicates the period before Lent represented by the abolition of meat banquet which was held immediately before the period of abstinence and fasting close to the Florentine New Year which coincided with March 25, at the ninth month prior to the birth of Jesus to show His Incarnation. The Calendar Fiorentino remained in use until the Decree of the Grand Duke Francis III of Lorraine staring from 1750, including Florence on 1 January as the starting date of the calendar year.
The 2013 edition of the Games is organized by Carnasciale GdC srl with the cooperation of the Society of the White Eagle, with the contribution of Unicoop Florence, with the participation of Galileo Museum, in collaboration with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the patronage of the Municipality of Florence. (fd)

This is the program:
Saturday, April 27
10.00 beginning trials Tournaments, Rides and Games at Horse of Arms
11.00 Hours Historical Procession of the Florentine Republic
11:30 Exhibition Bandierai Uffizi
12.00 hours of Calcio Storico Fiorentino
12.00 Preliminary Medieval Sword
13.00 Hours Wine and Food Medieval Renaissance
14.00 Hours Exhibition flask Bracelet
15.00 Tournament Balestrieri
15.00 Luciano Artusi tells the Calcio Storico Fiorentino
16.00Carousel Horse in armor
16.00 pm The Middle Ages Fiorentino (edited by Guest important Literate)
Match 17 hours of Calcio Storico Fiorentino
18 Hours Tests Archers
19 Hours of Food & Wine Medieval Renaissance
21 Hours Medieval Songs and Dances
23 Hours Before Closing Day

Sunday, April 28
Tournaments start at 10 am and end Roundabouts
10 Hours Melee on Horseback (Lifelines)
11 Hours Exhibition Bandierai Uffizi
11:30 Match Calcio Storico Fiorentino
11:30 Performance by the Group Musicians Noble Contrada Fiorenza
12.00 Hours Fencing Armor
12.00  Entertainment Falconry
13.00 Wine and Food Medieval Renaissance
14.00 Travelling with Amerigo Vespucci (by the Museo Galileo)
15.00 Hours of Archery Tournament
15.00 Hours The World of Galileo Galilei (by the Museo Galileo)
16.00 hours Carousel Horse in armor
16.00 hours of Calcio Storico Fiorentino
17.00 Hours Entertainment Falconry
18:30 Final Battle
19.00 Hours of Food & Wine Medieval Renaissance
20.00 Hours Awards
21.00 Hours Medieval Songs and Dances
23.00 Hours Closing Ceremony


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