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Re: Italy, land of trash.

January 25th, 2019, 8:41 am

venice is talking about introducing a "tourist tax" i.e. an entry fee
The fee will vary between €2.50 and €10 per person, with exemptions for students, regional residents and people only staying in the city briefly for work or business reasons.
it's an awful long time since I visited venice, but it looks a little crowded nowadays
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Eco-tourism is destroying the planet; by 2030 it is estimated no one will live in Venice. 
Amsterdam is also full of budget tourists.

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Re: Italy, land of trash.

May 23rd, 2020, 5:10 pm

The sound of Spain (at least to me):
Sarà perché ti amo

Che confusione
Sarà perché ti amo
È un'emozione
Che cresce piano piano
Stringimi forte
E stammi più vicino
Se ci sto bene
Sarà perché ti amo
 
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Re: Italy, land of trash.

May 23rd, 2020, 8:12 pm

I was working in Italy 1994 (C++ for Autodesk) when Ireland beat Italy in the World Cup. Every day the TV played this song.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AgH2uFlihc

l cielo d'Irlanda è una donna che cambia spesso d'umore 
Il cielo d'Irlanda è una gonna che gira nel sole 
Il cielo d'Irlanda è Dio che suona la fisarmonica
Si apre e si chiude con il ritmo della musica
Si apre e si chiude con il ritmo della musica 

And a wee song for you  about Connemara.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpEmjxobvbY
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Re: Italy, land of trash.

May 23rd, 2020, 9:56 pm

That was a bizarre group. To this day, it is the only time in world cup history that all four teams (Italy, Mexico, Ireland and Norway) ended up with the same basic record: 1 win, 1 loss, 1 draw; and a zero goal difference. I actually attended the match between Norway and Ireland at Giants Stadium, and it was just a heartbreaking spectacle. In the end, all but Norway progressed to the knock-out rounds (based on the number of goals scored). It should be noted that Italy, which was beaten by Norway in the group play(!), nearly won the tournament, only going down to Brazil on penalty kicks in the final. 
 
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Re: Italy, land of trash.

May 24th, 2020, 12:07 am

It’s like with boxing- it used to be nice to watch when it was a fair play game. People have no honour these days.
 
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Re: Italy, land of trash.

May 24th, 2020, 12:39 am

I was not actually claiming a lack of fair play. Just a series of unfortunate events. Well, except for Norway's beating Italy, which was a random strike of luck... 
 
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Re: Italy, land of trash.

May 24th, 2020, 4:44 am

The sound of Spain (at least to me):
Sarà perché ti amo

Che confusione
Sarà perché ti amo
È un'emozione
Che cresce piano piano
Stringimi forte
E stammi più vicino
Se ci sto bene
Sarà perché ti amo

The sound of Ibiza 1977 with Maria D__ R___ M____ J____ is www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPx4178mLUQ
 
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Re: Italy, land of trash.

May 24th, 2020, 10:58 am

I was not actually claiming a lack of fair play. Just a series of unfortunate events. Well, except for Norway's beating Italy, which was a random strike of luck... 
Ireland got to the quarter finals in 1990 by drawing all its games, one of which by gentleman's agreement.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zux93NfUoy0

And of course, the Irish supporters are the best in the world!
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Re: Italy, land of trash.

May 24th, 2020, 1:07 pm

The sound of Spain (at least to me):
Sarà perché ti amo

Che confusione
Sarà perché ti amo
È un'emozione
Che cresce piano piano
Stringimi forte
E stammi più vicino
Se ci sto bene
Sarà perché ti amo

The sound of Ibiza 1977 with Maria D__ R___ M____ J____ is www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPx4178mLUQ
Which one of your girlfriends loved your credit cards the most?
 
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Re: Italy, land of trash.

May 24th, 2020, 5:07 pm

I shall add that to the questionnaire. 

I googled after this, looks like Maria D__ R___ M____ J____ (who was not a girlfriend) now has a doctorate and is a left-wing politician near Madrid. 
 
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Re: Italy, land of trash.

May 24th, 2020, 5:47 pm

That's a shame.

BTW those 2 tube videos have typos, should be

Ricchi e poveri
Ti amo
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Re: Italy, land of trash.

May 24th, 2020, 9:13 pm

!Esa es la version de "Ti Amo" en español!
 
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Re: Italy, land of trash.

May 24th, 2020, 10:15 pm

!Esa es la version de "Ti Amo" en español!
ah, e vero. Non ho ascoltato a quel canzone.
Che confusione
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Re: Italy, land of trash.

May 25th, 2020, 6:35 am

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