We cheated actually. This evening, Elizabeth and I scouted out potential spots to experience the match tomorrow. That wasn't the main objective of our first walking expedition of the historic city.
But after our experience in Florence this weekend, we were keeping watch for a place to watch. On Friday, we must have passed a dozen bars in search of a place to drink a birra (sorry, it's one of the 23 Italian words I now know) while taking in the atmosphere of a soccer-hungry nation cheering on its team in the World Cup against Costa Rica.
|Saved by the pizza bar. This pizzeria near the Ponte Vecchio had an outdoor patio with two TVs showing the game. That was two more TVs than we found at every other bar we walked by that day. |
|It's a nail-biter for this vendor as Italy lost 1-0 to Costa Rica.|
|Under pressure: This waiter takes a time out from serving only to see Italy waste a scoring opportunity.|