Gazzetta dello Sport

  • More than just a newspaper, Gazzetta dello Sport is a guide to Italy

    March 3, 2013

    You’d probably find it hard to believe if you met me today, but in 1988 I was quite indifferent towards football. That was the year I visited Italy for the first time (I’d actually been to Sardinia five years earlier but that doesn’t count, as any Sardinian will tell you). While it didn’t take me long to fall in love with il bel paese, it took a little longer to fall in love with the sport that consumed so much of Italians’ waking energy.