Gioco del Ponte – Pisa Makes War not Love at the Battle of the Bridge.

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40 huge, sweating men are panting with the strain; some are pulling faces like demonic gargoyles due to the searing pain in their bulging thigh muscles. For these men – these two teams of twenty – to win is to taste glory; to lose is to have ruined a good pair of shoes. This is the momentus Gioco del Ponte, the Game of the Bridge.