The Bandierai degli Uffizi were born in the early 60s in occasion of the historical procession of the Florentine Republic during the traditional game Calcio Fiorentino (also known as “calcio storico”, which is very different from the conventional football). The group fulfills commemorative and festive purposes and the components are all Florentine citizens.
The Bandierai degli Uffizi are appreciated not only for their scenic and athletic skills, but also because they represent the occasion to live again the Renaissance period in Florence. They play the reenactment of the Florentine Republic time, as you can see from the symbols printed on their flags.
These Bandierai are the only ones that can represent Florence with their historical costumes during important public events, regarding sports or history, in Italy and even abroad. In fact, they take part in many internationals events around the world as the opening of the Olympics Games, the Columbus Day celebration and the European Football Championship.