The rivalry between cities that goes back to medieval times still exists in Italy. It can be seen in sport nowadays, certainly in football.
I like it. I like how your place of birth can give you a sense of pride.
I never feel better than when I return to Florence and walk the historic streets, see the Palazzo Vecchio, cathedral, the city walls and the river.
I will be there in give weeks. October is a good month too.
What would you have done had you been Hood or another general in the West?
If I was Hood I would have shadowed Sherman deep into Georgia and attempted to counter attack him near Savannah while his supply lines were at his longest.