"My worst football related memory in Torino I" Miscellaneous Tip by Calcio

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Favorite thing: During the season 2002/03 me and my journalist colleges Paolo and Marcus went on every Juventus-game in Champions League (I missed one, but it was worth it. I went to a party instead, and got together with a very special girl... :) ).

Every trip we made in Paolo's old car (sorry Paolo, but your new one feels much safer... ;) ) and we sure got some troubles out of that... (see also my Verona-page, under "general tips").

The worst moment was in mars 2003, when we went to Torino to see Juventus-Barcelona in the quarterfinal.
Due to the traffic we arrived late, and got the last parking place in the whole area. The guys who are "guarding" the cars were gone since a long time, and we were actually quite pleased that we didn't have to pay for the parking.

Worse was to come...

When we had finished our works, and got out of the stadium, in -2 degrees Celcius, we noticed that someone had moved Paolo's car.
The luggage-door was open and all Marcus luggage were either stolen or thrown in the water on the ground.

And, the window on the front side of the car was smashed...

So, there we were, shortly after midnight, in -2 degrees Celcius, without a window.

We managed to get some paper from the nearby McDonalds, and then starter our lovely 170 kilometers back to Milano.

But first we were told we had to go to the police in Torino center, to sign in for the damage. It took us just an hour to find the a police-station there, where they then told us it was closed for that sort of problem, and that we could sign in the next day in Milano instead...
Thanks for telling us that directly...

Fondest memory: We went back on the highway, and after 15 minutes the paper wasn't no more...

Stopped at a gas station and got a plastic-bag instead, which then a nice truckdriver fastened on the outside of the car door, against my will...

Since it was raining, the tape wasn't good enough, and after just five minutes the plastic bag was no more...

Another gas station, and then we fastened the plastic bag on the inside instead...

Finally back in Milano, at five o clock in the morning. Marcus took the few things that still were of his packing, and went directly to the airport for going home to London.

Me and Paolo were so pleased that Juventus had played so bad during the evening, so that we for sure shouldn't have to return to lousy and ***ty Torino again!

So, of course they played a great game two weeks later, and beat Barcelona after extratime...

A couple of weeks later we were back in Torino, for Juventus-Real Madrid. And this time we paid for the parking too, not having any windows smashed this time...

Website: http://www.comune.torino.it

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  • Written Dec 20, 2004
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