Federico Pasquali

Federico was born in Rome. Sociologist, communication expert, assistant professor at La Sapienza University, writer and sports journalist. He loves sport, good books, food, wine and Italy.


After the victory of the European Football Championship and the extraordinary results obtained at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, this incredible Italian summer ended with another amazing sporting success, the one obtained by the unbeatable Italian athletes at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. An extraordinary feat, because with only 113 athletes, Italy...

The victory of the European Football Championship in July was only the beginning of a magical Italian summer. A summer that gave endless emotions to the Italians, demonstrating to the entire world how strong is this land that for millennia has amazed the world with its epic feats in art, architecture, engineering, literature and sport. At the Tokyo...

Campioni d’Europa! Campioni d’Europa! This is the cry launched by millions of Italians on Sunday, July 11th, at the end of the final of the European Football Championship won by the Azzurri against the hosts England. The second one in history, after the one won in the 1968 edition organized in Italy, when some soccer legends such as Dino Zoff, Giac...

Young, daughter of immigrants, bisexual, volleyball player by profession, indeed the best female volleyball player Italy has ever had. Paola Egonu is the picture of the Italy that includes, that offers an opportunity to everyone, at least in sports. And the twenty-two year old from Cittadella, a town of twenty thousand inhabitants in the province o...

On June 11, the old continent will be united thanks to the European Football Championship, the event that every four years brings the greatest emotions to sports fans. After sixty years from the beginning of the tournament, for the first time it will not be one or two nations to host the Championship, but eleven different countries. An important s...

Italy has a long tradition in athletics, one of the most loved and practiced sports in the peninsula since the beginning of the last century and until the '80s. The march is the specialty that has given the greatest satisfaction in the most important international competitions, starting from the Olympic Games. From Ugo Frigerio's first Olympic gold...

Italy is truly an extraordinary country. More than 8000 municipalities, some with less than 20 inhabitants, make the Bel Paese one of the culturally richest in the world. Each town has its patron saint, its church, its specialty in the kitchen, its festival, its slang, and at least one famous artist of the past or present. It's an incredible nation...

Ferrari is without any doubt the most loved car in the world. The “Cavallino rampante” ("prancing horse") is synonymous with victory, speed, elegance, technology and no car manufacturer can boast the same tradition and the impressive number of fans in the world. In the United States and Canada alone, the Ferrari Club of America has thousands of mem...

2020 was a difficult year for everyone and sport is non an exception. Thousands of races and events were cancelled due to the pandemic, including the Olympic Games in Tokyo. But the world of sport did not stop completely and in the last months of this terrible year in Italy five young sports stars raised up and and everyone is talking about them. W...

He was more than a soccer player for Italy. He was a symbol for entire generations and thanks to an unforgettable summer, that of 1982, he was the man who, more than many others, succeeded in uniting Italy and the Italians. On December 9, Paolo Rossi passed away: for the Italians he was "Pablito", for the Brazilians the "carrasco do Brasil" (the ex...

Thirty years ago Italy fell in love with a hitherto little known sport: volleyball. Thanks to twelve athletes and an Argentine coach who trained an Italian club, on October 28, 1990 millions of Italians were glued in front of the television, as had only happened for the national soccer team until then, to attend the final of the World Volleyball Ch...

Soccer is the greatest passion of the Italians. In every small town throughout the peninsula there is a soccer team. Soccer is played in the courtyards of buildings, in those of churches, and still today, in small towns, even on the street. Every child in Italy is born with a ball between his feet and a team to cheer for. Soccer is the national spo...