Whether you get tickets or not to the games themselves this is an excellent time to be in Florence. That’s because there are a large number medieval pageants and events surrounding the games that you can easily run into for free whilst exploring the city. But if you can get hold of tickets to the games you won’t be disappointed. I can only describe it as a combo of football, rugby and wrestling, whereby attacking players attempt to score ‘goals’ in the opposition’s end of the pitch whilst defending players wrestle each other. It’s brutal, and the team that usually wins is the one that has incurred the least injuries.