If you have ever seen Roberto Benigni’s film, Life is Beautiful, the funny first half of the movie is set in Arezzo, which is a real gem of Southern Tuscany. It is a wonderful region of Italy, perhaps the most famous, and also the most visited in its entirety. Yes, Firenze and the Torre … Continue reading Tuscan jousting, Arezzo style!
The six venues chosen for this summer’s U21 European Championships in Italy is a curious mix, strandling two countries too! The North East pairing of the Friulian cities of Udine and Trieste are quite a distance from the other four. Reggio Emilia and Bologna form the “central” pairing, but it is the appointment of fourth … Continue reading Cesena and San Marino
It is often said that a game under the lights adds a certain extra special element to the experience. This is a cliche trotted out at a variety of venues, along with the notion European nights are even better. Whether any such thoughts are even vaguely true would require experience of both at … Continue reading Under the lights in Verona
Veneto is one of the most visited regions of Italy with the lure of Venetian canal splendours and Veronese balconies being the main draw. The more adventurous travellers will doubtlessly have a look at Padova too given its proximity to Venezia with it's beautiful piazza's and slightly less manic tourism, but equidistant … Continue reading Vicenza, Citta Palladio
The heading to this article will see smoke billowing out of any ardent Vicenza fans ears! But if they were honest, they have to be thankful for the owner of the team from Bassano del Grappa for keeping the "il biancorossi" in the third tier this term. This modern story is yet … Continue reading Lanerossi Vicenza Virtus
Italy's most North Easterly region of Piemonte is the most successful title winning area of the country with an astonishing 52 Scudetti! One regular winner year on year these days are Juventus who account for 35 of that total! But while in the modern era Piemonte largely only ever has representation in the top … Continue reading Eastern Piemonte
Serie A welcomed an old friend back for the 2017/18 season in S.P.A.L. from Ferrara in Emilia Romagna, but it would feel like a new name for a few generations of fans! After all new names in the top flight in Italy has become commonplace in recent seasons, most merely "visiting" for one campaign largely, … Continue reading Ferrara- “A” SPAL tale