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More than a century of football history on display at Coverciano
Ranging from Maradona’s jersey to the World Cups won by Italy, from Paolo Rossi’s mythical 20 in the World Cup in Spain to a vast collection of postage stamps from all over the world on the subject of football, the Museo del Calcio in Coverciano, Florence, offers an extensive and fascinating panorama of Italy’s best loved sport.

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And then there are collections of footballs (including pneumatic ones that laced up, in use fifty years ago) and boots – genuine antiques that document the technical evolution of the tools of the footballer’s trade. Many of these items speak of the romantic sport of yore, such as the blue jersey worn by the unforgettable goleador Silvio Piola, on which his mother sewed (in gold thread!) the two goals he scored against Austria in 1935. Or else the black jerseys worn, for the only time in history, by the Italian team against France in 1938 (such was the will of Mussolini). In short the museum offers a chance to get to know many pages of Italian history and customs through the lens of sporting events. Finally, there is no shortage of interactive channels, with video display terminals which permit access to the ample multimedia data bank, constantly kept up to date. It includes thousands of photographs (from 1898 to the present day) and hundreds of historic film clips that enable us to re-live the most thrilling moments in the history of the game. 
The museum is housed in a converted farmhouse in Viale Aldo Palazzeschi in Coverciano, Florence. 
Open weekdays 9 am to 1 pm and 3-7 pm, Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm. 
Tickets € 5, with audio guide (children age 6-14 €3 , those of 5 and under free of charge).
Info: + 39 055 600526



Published: 24/11/2013

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