I didn’t think I’d end up actually watching the match Italia-Croatia this evening. Though I certainly knew it was going on. I mean why else would I be virtually the only person walking up the steps of Via Appia alle sette di sera on a night like tonight? Cioe’….voglio dire….
But watch it I did. I was taking photos around the crowd gathered around the TV screen outside a the very Perugian sounding Bar Stuzzichino del Grifo in Piazza Dante when I heard my friend Giulia call my name. She was sitting with her friend Stefano in the back row. Croatia had just equalised 1 -1. Stefano da galantuomo gave me his seat and stood behind us as Guilia and I sat out the next thirty minutes or so in the most well-mannered football crowd I’ve ever seen. No more goals but I still…. I had a ball!