Football Travel Podcast: Episode Three

    We welcome two more great guests to the show this month covering two fascinating topics:   The History of the Ultrà Culture: We talk to football blogger Luca Hodges-Ramon to explore how Italian ultrà culture emerged and was ultimately exported. We look at the fierce regional rivalries in Italy. Luca writes for Beyond […]

Football Travel: AC Milan

One of world football’s most illustrious teams in one of its largest stadiums; we pay the San Siro a visit to see its red-and-black tenant, AC Milan.   There is no disputing AC Milan’s place at the top table of world football, but on my visit – on a wet, winter Sunday against mid-table Udinese […]

Luigi Ferraris stadium

Football Travel: Genoa

We pay a visit to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, home of Italy’s oldest club, Genoa CFC, and cross-city rivals Sampdoria.   The sea has shaped the Italian port of Genoa’s destiny. From here, local navigator Christopher Columbus set out to seek Spanish sponsorship to find a sea route to India, and also from where Giuseppe […]

A.S. Livorno

Football Travel: A.S. Livorno

An Easter break in Livorno would not be complete without taking in a match. Outside Write contributor Michael Saxton joins the Tifosi Livornesi for a must-win night game against fellow promotion chasing rivals Virtus Lanciano.   Livorno, Italy. The chances are you will not know where it is or what it’s about; so let me help […]

Curva Sud AS Roma

Football Travel: AS Roma

A trip to the Eternal City is incomplete without a visit to the epic Stadio Olimpico, home of AS Roma and cross-town rivals SS Lazio. As far as football weekends in European capital cities go, Rome is pretty easy. The 82,000-capacity Stadio Olimpico – host of the 1960 Olympic Games and 1990 World Cup final […]