Calcio Storico – War Rugby
A brutal, historic form of rugby / soccer is played in Florence for St. John’s day. The game is called Calcio Storico and has really only one rule; you can’t hit an unconscious player. The object of the game is to get a ball in a goal on the opposing players’ side. That’s it. Everything else goes. Hitting, kicking, wrestling, throwing . . . whatever you can imagine. The games tend to be bloody, but are always interesting. Here is the best documentary I’ve found about it.