Category Archives: Travelling Parmigiani

Travelling Parmigiani: Ferry in Parma

Parma European glory days memories are still alive. Ferry is a Vitesse fan and historian of his team that is writing a book about the story of his club around Europe.

To realize it, he is visiting the most important Clubs where Vitesse played and of course he made a stop in Parma, that faced Vitesse in the season of our first Uefa cup.

He attended the Parma vs Torino match and collected from Ultras and fans in town some very special memories for his book. He also donated to Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs the original pennant of Arnhem game.

See you again, Ferry, in GelreDome, why not!

Travelling Parmigiani: Clint in Cuba

Director Sergio Leone used to repeat that he liked Clint as an actor because he has just two expressions: dressed in yellow and dressed in  blue… No, that’s another story, but it was to introduce you the Travelling Parmigiani of the day, Clint, a Maltese Parma fan that is travelling around Cuba and always choose the best place to take a portrait.

You don’t need a scarf, you don’t need a Black Phoenix on. Those colors, those colors are enough to feel, a bit, to be in the right place.

Thanks to him for accepting our joke, to the photographer and also to Sergio Leone.

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Travelling Parmigiani: Dmitriy in Frosinone

The  away match closer to Parma is coming next weekend, since Gialloblu will face Sassuolo in Reggio Emilia, as we already told you. We hope that this Travelling Parmigiani tale will encourage as many fans as possible to buy the ticket despite weather reports and fill our stands in Mapei Stadium.

Why? Because Dmitriy made almost 7000 km in 5 days (by plane, bus and train) to watch a couple of Parma matches last week, and this season is his third visit to Italy. We asked him couple of questions because his travel can be an example for other Hidden Crusader out there.

– When did you start supporting Parma and why?

I’m a Parma fan since 1994. On 23 august 1994 there has been the farewell match of Spartak Moscow legend Fedor Cherenkov – a sort fo Gigi Buffon for Spartak fans – against Parma in Moscow. I’m a Spartak fan since I was a kid and Cherenkov was my idol. After watching that match at the stadium I became also a Parma fan. Parma way of playing was different by other Italian team especially because I don’t like teams that suffer for 90 minuets and then at 91 score the winning goal. Parma was different.

– How many times you watched Parma matches live lately?

In Serie B in Tardini with Novara (3-0) and away against Salerinitana (0-1), unfortunately following match against Palermo was delayed for snow and I couldn’t watch it. This season I’ve been at home match against Cagliari (2-0), away against Juventus (3-3), with Atalanta home (1-3) and Frosinone away (3-2).

– What about your last trip? 

I love Parma town and visiting it even if there are not matches. To be honest I love Italy in general and I would like to visit all of it. This time I arrived in Milan from Saint Petersburg, then I spent a day in Piacenza, two in my loved Parma where, a part to attend the match against Atalanta, I visited wonderful Reggia of Colorno and Torrechiara Castle. Then I moved to Florence before going to Rome and Frosinone to watch the match with Parma supporters in away stand. 

The trip has been interesting itself but of course the two lost matches this time wasted my mood, especially the one against Frosinone: even with a lot of injured players  we lost three points and I hope we could take control again on our season as soon as possible.

Let me say that I visited many italian cities but Parma is the most beautiful and the one I love the most.

I would like to thank you Parma Fans Worldwide for the help given to all of us abroad fans.

Travelling Parmigiani: Guðjón in Olympic Stadium

As you know Iceland is a land where many Parma fans come from, not last the Liechtenstein national football team coach Helgi Kolvidsson about whom we talked about some days ago.

Guðjón is a long time Parma fan that never forgets his team when travelling. Yesterday he attended Premier League match West Ham vs Everton in Olympic Stadium with a wonderful gialloblu jersey.

Nothing else to add but: well done Crusader!

Travelling Parmigiani: Jose Esteban in Manchester

Sooner or later we’ll be back on those stages. We all know it.

Sooner or later.

Jose Esteban, Spanish fan living in Germany, went visiting a couple of Europe most important Football theaters. You know, in theater there is a proper dressing code and if our friend could enter with that sweater on it probably means Parma is still on the guests list. They are waiting for us to come back.

Sooner or later.

Travelling Parmigiani: Mattia in Iceland

An iconic jersey in a wonderful place, Vatnajokull National Park in Iceland. Due to weather condition we suppose the Italian fan Mattia brought that t-shirt just to take the pic for us.

Brave Mattia, don’t worry, Iceland is not cold there is just a different type of heat, as our Icelandic friend Gudjon use to repeat.

Meanwhile take care of not coming back with a strong cold!

Thanks to our friends of “I più bellelli” Instagram account for putting us in contact with this Gialloblu explorer.