13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The world’s most brutal game: Calcio Storico

The Calcio Storico is an ancient form of football from the 16th century played each year in Florence. Is played in teams of 27, using both feet and hands. There are a few rules, but head butting, punching, and choking are all allowed.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: florence, Italy
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © clara vannucci