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🌎Author of Notes from Verona and Rita's War. Currently writing the history of wartime Verona. Wine, beer, spritz, football, etc
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Jun 1, 2021
First step a brisk climb up the Scalone Castello San Pietro. See you at the top! 😅Made it!

While the wall provides an exterior ring around the city the looping river was the last line of defence.
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May 25, 2021
Today I'm going on a pilgrimage. I hope you can join me. The bar above should have been the first stop of the tour but as you can see, it's closed. If you've read my book you may recognize the name. Look closely at the picture.
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May 23, 2021
Last game of a season quite unlike any other. Quite possibly Juric's last game too if the rumours linking him to Torino are to be believed.

Still plenty to play for tonight - particularly for those vying for Champions League football next season!… Hellas have started very brightly. Best I've seen them in a while.
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Nov 12, 2020
Rarely make it into town these days but this morning I'm taking a little wander around Verona!
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Nov 10, 2020
Deciding to escape from Verona for the day, our objective was Fontanellato, a small town in north western Italy, approximately 20 kilometres west of Parma. Fontanellato is home to the Santuario Basilica della Beata Vergine del Santo Rosario, a Dominican sanctuary that commemorates a succession of miracles dating back to 1628. Monastic chanting provides a haunting backdrop to our brief tour of the convent.
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Nov 8, 2020

⚽️Hellas never won at San Siro
⚽️Milan top league with most wins (5) and top goalscorer (Ibra/8)
⚽️both sides strong defensively (4 clean sheets each in last 8 games)
⚽️Verona conceded just 3 goals this season
⚽️Empereur to drop to bench?… Some opera on Sunday!

This one will be familiar to anyone who has been to the Bentegodi!

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Mar 9, 2020
Day 1 of dad school and despite oversleeping slightly we're on schedule and up and running! Image Day 2 up and running! Image
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Nov 26, 2018
The Lincoln Memorial in Washington was unveiled on 30 May 1922. Take a closer look. What do you see?
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Sep 16, 2018
Starting places for Scot #LiamHenderson and veteran stroker #Pazzini as #HellasVerona face #Carpi at the Bentegodi Still summer here in Verona - players taking a cooling break! Time for a beer?
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Aug 26, 2018
Good luck to fellow Scot @liam53henderson as he makes his #SerieB debut for @HellasVerona against Padova at 18.00 this evening. #ForzaHellas @liam53henderson @Hellasverona #prematch
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Jul 11, 2018
#LovePalermo Wondering why I've been waiting an hour for lunch i wander round the corner and find the chef playing cards!
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Jun 30, 2018
Looking forward to some in depth postmatch analysis with #Mediaset More post-match analysis Italian-style!
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Jun 15, 2018
First leg of my summer island-hopping tour starts tomorrow -

🕺 Ibiza

🏝 Sicily

🚴‍♂️ Islay

Looking for tips, tunes and reading material. First stop - Verona train station
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May 8, 2018
The Nazi HQ in the heart of Verona.

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#VeronaAtWar Patiently waiting to cross the road, I happen to glance upwards and notice a plaque.

Mounted well above head height on a busy street corner, it's easy to miss.

I read the text and, despite the heat, a shiver runs down my spine.
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Apr 26, 2018
The Nazi plot to destroy Verona and the village priest who foiled it.

[a thread] By April 1945, the Second World War was finally drawing to a close.

In Italy, the Nazis were finally in retreat.
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