We were in the Piazza on Sunday night when Italy took the World Cup ... lots of restrained exuberance, big flag waving, hugging, singing. The orchestra at I Quadri, wearing Azzurri shirts, playing "We Are The Champions" at the moment the results became official.
For the unrestrained form of exuberance, you had to be closer to one of the 3 bridges crossing the Canal Grande, where kids were playing cat and mouse with the Polizia free-diving into the pitch dark from the crest of the crossings. Check out the photos below, from the Accademia bridge, at about 2 in the AM.
Things were rocking at Campo Santa Margherita, as would be expected. There was a crowd of about 300 people, including one group that was banging on a newstand with sticks, bottles and hands in an impromptu drum circle kind of thing. Decibel level .. off the charts.