This has been brought about due to considerable damage carried out to national historic monuments and the local Police in Florence, whilst in no way prejudging the behaviour of our fans, now feel that they need to adopt this approach at any time there are major football matches in their City. Florence is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We have also been advised that there is to be an alcohol ban in the City during our visit – the details as follows:
*Pubs, bars and restaurants selling alcohol must close at midnight on 25/2 and on 26/2 in the historic city centre and inside the ring roads, left and right banks of River Arno as well as in the surroundings of the stadium on 26/2.
*It is forbidden the selling for take away of any alcoholic drink from 2pm until midnight of 25/2 in the historic city centre (see above) and from 2pm until midnight of 26/2 in the area surrounding the stadium; from 2pm to 6pm on 26/2 in Santa Maria Novella Railway Station and the area outside it (official meeting point).
*From 2pm of 25/2 to 4am of 27/2 it is forbidden to possess large quantities of alcoholic drinks above the quantity deemed for individual use.
THFC representatives will continue to liaise with the officials of Fiorentina and the local Police. Our fans have always shown respect for the local culture and monuments in cities visited on our travels. It goes without saying that we are proud of our record for behaviour when travelling in Europe and long may that continue.
We will update fans if we have further information.