It would be hard not to be in Rome, a city as old as our very civilisation, steeped in history deeper than anywhere else. Just walk off and you are guaranteed to see something interesting. Museums packed to the rafters with historic art, buildings from the Roman Empire age, the headquarters of the Catholic Church: this city truly has it all. And once you’re tired, just take a seat on or around Piazza Navona to enjoy some of the most heralded cuisine on earth.
And then: the football, calcio, if you like. In the Italian capital, only one place could be considered the heartbeat of the beautiful game: the Stadio Olimpico. The Derby della Capitale between Lazio, named after the province around Rome, and Roma, is one of the fiercest in world football. Roma fans will forever taunt Lazio for supposedly being a ‘provincial team’, thus calling their fans ‘farmers’. The Laziale, in return, have the triumph in the 2013 Coppa Italia final to boast about. Fireworks guaranteed here!