By Tim Parks
Is Italy a united kingdom, or a unfastened association of warring states? Is Italian soccer a game, or an ill-disguised protraction of historical enmities?
Tim Parks is going at the street to stick to the fortunes of Hellas Verona soccer membership, to pay a distinct type of stopover at to a couple of the world's most lovely towns. it is a hugely own account of 1 man's dating with a rustic, its humans and its nationwide game. A e-book that mixes the pleasures of shuttle writing with a profound research of 1 country's mad, mad means of retaining itself entertained.
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Around the corner from this bank of ticket windows is a smaller room where you can buy international tickets (window 7), make reservations for high-speed and overnight trains (windows 1–4), or pay for a spot on the Pendolino/ETR express to Milan, Bologna, or Rome (window 5). ) while you search for a hotel. Exit out to the left coming off the tracks and you’ll find many bus lines as well as stairs down to the underground pedestrian underpass which leads directly to Piazza dell’Unità Italiana and saves you from the traffic of the station’s piazza.
Restrooms Public toilets are going out of fashion in northern Italy, but most bars will let you use their bathrooms without a scowl or forcing you to buy anything. ” (poh-soh oo-zar-eh eel ban-yo). Donne/signore are women and uomini/signori men. Train stations usually have a bathroom, for a fee, often of the two-bricks-to-stand-on-anda-hole-in-the-floor Turkish toilet variety. In many of the public toilets that remain, the little old lady with a basket has been replaced by a coin-op turnstile. Safety Central Italy is an exceedingly safe area with practically no random violent crime.
A Season With Verona: Travels Around Italy in Search of Illusion, National Character, and...Goals! by Tim Parks