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Date: 2014-10-01 18:21:48


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Things to do in Rome while visiting for the 6 Nations Rugby in 2015

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The 2015 Rugby 6 Nations event will see the visit of Ireland, France and Wales to the Eternal City for the International classic tournament. All of the games being played in the Italian capital will be staged at Stadio Olimpico, which is the home of the A.S. Roma and S.S. Lazio football clubs. Stadio Olimpico, or Olympic Stadium, holds a capacity crowd of 73,000 and provides a wonderful setting and atmosphere for the 6 Nations Rugby edition.

Entering into the 16th year of the 6 Nations, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales will be battling it out with Ireland as the reigning champions from the 2014 series.

So lets have a look at the fixtures taking place in Rome this year and have a guide for your travels and things to do while visiting the Italian Capital.

6 Nations Fixtures Taking Place in Rome in 2015

For visiting suporters to Rome, before you make your travel plans it's worth noting where to be based in relation to the stadium. Stadio Olimpico is situated in the north of the city, about 4 kilometres north of the Vatican City, located at Foro Italico (Address: Via Foro Italico, 00194 Roma).

To reach the stadium traveling by car you will need to make your way to the Rome ringroad (G.R.A.), and then take exit N5 towards Flaminia (on the northern side of the G.R.A.). From there follow the signs to Foro Italico.

Coming from the central station, Roma Termini, you will need to take the Metro line A, the red line, in the direction of  Battistini getting off at stop Flaminio which is just outside the walls of Piazza Del Popolo. From Flaminio you can take Tram number 2 from Piazzale Flaminio in the direction of Mancini and get off at stop Mancini.

Another option from the central station, Termini, is to take bus 910 which leaves from Piazza del Cinquecento in front the of station. The bus will take you directly to Piazza Mancini. Alternatively from the Vatican area you can take bus 32 just north of Vatican City at metro stop Ottaviano. Take the bus in the direction of Tor di Quinto and get off at stop Stadio Tennis.

Taking a taxi from the City Centre to Rome's Stadio Olimpico should not cost more than €20, but may cost a little more if you are traveling to the stadium right around kick off time when the traffic will be heavy, so we advise that you take a taxi towards the stadium at least an hour before kick off as there are plently of bars and cafe's around the stadium while you wait for the game.

Saturday, 7 February – Italy vs Ireland 3.30pm K.O. - Stadio Olimpico

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You can check the Viagogo website for tickets.

Sunday, 15 March – Italy vs France 4pm K.O. -  Stadio Olimpico

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You can check the Viagogo website for tickets.

Saturday, 21 March – Italy vs Wales 1pm K.O. -  Stadio Olimpico

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 You can check the Viagogo website for tickets.

Once you are ready for your trip to Rome for the 6 Nations weekend, along with the Rugby you will have the chance to visit some of the worlds most famous historical sites and even take a guided tour. Here is a list of some possible options to visit in Rome while on tour for the Rugby series.

A Visit to the Roman Colosseum, the Forum and the Capitoline Hill with a Tour group

Colosseum and Roman Forum - Around Rome Tours

Definitely worth a look while in Rome, and why not take a tour in which you can then skip the long lines at the entrance and discover all the history inside the Colosseum when then passes on towards the Roman Forum for a tour and finishes off at Capitoline Hill. A guided tour will take approximately 3 hours with daily departures. Tour with an official guide that has options in various languages, and learn all the history of Ancient Rome

To book a tour in a mixed group you can see the the link here: Colosseum Tours or to book for a large group you can email us at Rome Group Tour Request.

A Guided Tour of the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel and an extended tour inside St. Peter's Basilica

Vatican Museums

A visit to the worlds smallest country should not be missed during any trip to Rome, so try to find some time apart from the scheduled games to make a visit to the Vatican City. You can take a guided tour of the museums, including skip the line tickets, and save yourself some time along the way. With a guide you will visit the museums, itself rich of religious artifacts, paintings and sculptures along with the Sistine Chapel, a very sacred place of the Christian world and home of the conclave. A tour will then take you through to a visit in St. Peter's itself and finished off in St. Peter's Square. Then, if you have the time on your own, you can even visit La Cuppola, taking the steps up to the top of St. Peter's with great views of the city.

To book a tour in a mixed group you can see the the link here: Vatican Tours or to book for a large group you can email us at Rome Group Tour Request.

Accommodation for Groups for the 6 Nations Rugby Games

 Hostels Alessandro

A great option for groups or single travelers visiting the city for the 6 Nations Rugby is Alessandro Palace Hostel, located just 100 metres from the central station, Roma Termini. It's a great base to reach the stadium and with its younger crowd and in house bar there is a great atmosphere to enjoy the other games taking place over the weekend or to celebrate after your teams game. They offer a wide range of room types from double ensuites, 4 bedded family rooms and even larger dorm rooms to accomodate groups. You can find out more at

Contact us now for a quote for your group travel to Rome and we can arrange the solution and accomodation type that suits you: Rome Group Travel Request.

City Centre Pub to Watch the Games

Scholar's Lounge

A great place to watch the other 6 Nations games taking place throughout Europe while in Rome is at Scholar's Lounge Pub in Rome, which is one of the most popular city centre Irish pubs located near Piazza Venezia. This Irish-owned pub offers a variety of large screens so you won't miss any of the games taking place along with many draught beers, bitters and Guinness with live music in the evenings as well as food menus. Definitely the place to be on the 7th of February before or after the opening game, or if you are traveling but didnt manage to get a ticket to the stadium.

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