We nipped over to Milan to visit the great cathedral’s of European football; the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza – or the San Siro to you and me.
This City Stories issue of Glory couldn’t not showcase Milan’s two giants; AC and Internazionale. Alongside pieces from fans of both clubs, Franco Ficetola tells the story of the Derby della Madonnina, while Phil Delves explores how their rivalry spilled over into the world of fashion and a battle of the brands.
We profile Ronaldo and former footballer and current restaurateur Javier Zanetti for the Nerazzurri, while on the Rossoneri side we have an Italian defensive icon in Franco Baresi.
Football in Milan is far more than just the big two, however, and Massimiliano Macaluso profiles the clubs who live in the shadow of the giants. We also speak to the people involved in some of the city’s smaller clubs, for example, Phil Sassoon shares the story of St Ambroeus, set up by refugees and now plying their trade in the Italian eighth tier. We also hear from Nedbal Jacopo, co-founder of Partizan Bonola, a side that represent a community forgotten by the wider city.
And of course, we explore everything else the city has to offer, from food to fashion, artfully documented in stunning print.
Campionato… di calcio… Italiano…