Rugby Union in Italy
Take your school team to Italy where rugby union thrives in the north with the successes of the national team promoting the sport. The culture is certainly a feature which groups can easily become immersed in, with its rich goods, intriguing history and stunning architecture. In 2000 The Five Nations tournament (England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales) was expanded to the Six Nations when Italy was admitted.
When not playing fixtures, your group can explore the many sights of Italy – visit the busy cities of Rome and Milan, or relax on the beaches and lakes after a hard day’s training. Italy’s strength does not just rely on its delicious cuisine and architecture, but excels in so many other ways. From the natural diversity of the Alps to the hustle bustle of the historic cities, Italy has much to offer for all. Venice is one of the most elegant cities in the world with a feel that it has almost risen out of the water and turned into a dream-like city.
Trevi Fountain is a must-see when visiting Rome. Just a stroll from the Spanish steps and the Pantheon, it’s in a prime location. A visit to the Fountain wouldn’t be complete without joining in with all the tourists and tossing in a coin. The Colosseum is one of Rome’s most recognisable buildings. Despite years and years of it being abandoned and taken apart for building materials it still remains on of the most stunning icons.
In-between all the sightseeing, embark on a guided tour of the famous Stadio Olimpico. Not only has this venue hosted several major sporting events (Olympics, FIFA World Cup and European Football Cup finals), but is home to the current national rugby team.