It is almost impossible for any soccer fan born in the past two decades to envision European Football Competitions predating the Champions League.
Published in Sport
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 16:17

Holiday Vibe - Top Places to Visit in Sicily


Aeolian Islands: These delightful islands are especially appealing in warmer months, but expect crowds in August.
Published in Culture
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 15:49

When in Rome – Dundee United in Europe

As the Scottish champions Dundee United, emerged from the Tannadice Park tunnel on a balmy April night,
Published in Sport
Monday, 08 February 2016 19:56

Husky Loops Chat to ZANI

Husky Loops is a young Italian band, Pier Danio Forni Jr, Pietro Garrone and Tommaso Medica from Bologna,
Published in Music
Sunday, 24 January 2016 14:19

Gazza's Italian Diaries





1994 Documentary on Paul Gascoigne's time in Italy
Published in Video of the Week
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By 1990, the once all-conquering Juventus had not won a league title in four years and were at best the fourth team in the nation. They were lagging behind Diego Maradona’s Napoli and the Dutch and German inspired Milanese clubs of AC Milan and Internazionale. The era of Platini, Tardelli, Zoff, Bettega and Furino had given way to a team whose only reliable players were Captain and goalkeeper Stefano Tacconi and defender/midfielder Luigi De Agostini, the only player with any significant presence in the national team.

Published in Sport Archive
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Like many celebrated football managers, Bearzot was only a moderately successful  player, capped for Italy just once. It wasn’t until he put on a suit and strode the touchlines did he become football legend.
Published in Sport Archive
Saturday, 03 December 2011 16:58

Pierluigi Collina

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The hardest job in football has to be the job of the referee; they are paid (or in some cases not!) to keep the letter of the football law upheld. Sometimes, this can prove easier said than done. As a football fan, I’ve done my fare share of abusing referees: it’s part of the game, part of being a fan. But in the sober, non-football light, let’s be honest; it’s not an easy job.
Published in Sport Archive
Friday, 11 November 2011 15:10

Azzurri What Went Wrong

Shahan Petrossian asks What went wrong with the Azzuri (Before, after and even during the 1982 World Cup?) The 1982 Italy squad is forever immortalized in history as World Cup Champions, Italy’s first in the post-war era. The names Paolo Rossi, Dino Zoff, Bruno Conti, Antonio Cabrini and manager Enzo Bearzot are forever part of Italian soccer folklore. Their victory over the purists’ favorite Brazil (containing Zico, Socrates, Falcao, etc.) regularly ranks as one of the greatest World Cup victories ever.

Published in Sport Archive
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:01

The Luca Zingaretti Collection

Luca Zingaretti (11th November 1961 Rome, Lazio) is known across the world as the philosophical and street wise policeman, Inspector Montalbano. Set in the fictional town Vigata, Sicily the plots range from child smuggling to cold case murders, strong and engaging storylines. All shot beautifully in the province of Ragusa, with a wonderful array of characters, Ispettore Giuseppe Fazio (Peppino Mazzotta) the young go-getter copper,
Published in Film Archive
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