Italy is a country with a rich culture. Its towns and cities contain historic attractions, ancient ruins, wonderfully varied cuisine and much more. It is also a country that loves its sport, with football and rugby being especially popular here. If you want to combine both sport and culture on a multi-centre holiday in Italy, here is a quick guide to how to do so. It is also easy to book hotel accommodation on it own – just use our booking form to the right.
Watch 6 Nations rugby
For rugby holidays, Italy can provide you with a real treat if you want to watch the 6 Nations, and you can book now for the 2015 matches. Three matches will be played in 2015, all of them in Rome at the Stadio Olimpico. You can join 70,000 other spectators to watch Italy play Ireland, France and Wales on February 7th, March 15th and March 21st respectively.
Buy your tickets in advance, or book them as part of a holiday from a specialist such as Bellarome, which will provide you with the whole package including transfers, accommodation and everything else.
While in Rome…
There are many sights to see in Rome while you are there enjoying the rugby. To see the main ones, head to:
- the Colosseum;
- the Roman Forum;
- the Vatican Museums;
- the Sistine Chapel;
- St Peter’s Basilica;
- Trevi Fountain.
Or just relax in a roadside café and people watch all afternoon.
Experience the passion of Italian football
If football is more your thing, you will love Italy. Serie A is one of the best leagues in the world, and if you had to pick a place to go to watch the best football action, head to Milan.
Milan is home to two of the best teams in Italy: A.C. Milan and Internazionale. They share a stadium, the San Siro, which is one of the world’s great football stadiums.
Go on a tour of the stadium if you can or, even better, try to watch a match. Check out the fixture dates when they are published by visiting the A.C. Milan website and experience the passion and excitement of Italy’s top sport.
While in Milan…
When you visit Milan, there is plenty to see and do. It may not have as many world-class attractions as Rome, but there is certainly enough to keep you busy, including:
- ‘The Last Supper’ by Leonardo da Vinci, which you can see at the at the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent;
- the Brera Art Gallery, which has a fine collection of art;
- La Scala Opera House, where you can enjoy performance throughout the year.
If fashion is your thing, see one of the best fashion shows in the world, which visits Milan twice each year. You can find out more about the fashion show here.
Let sport and culture combine on your holiday
Italy is a cultural gem and there are so many things to see here. But if you love your rugby or football, you can easily combine an element of sport in your holiday by visiting Rome or Milan. Alternatively, you could visit both cities on a multi-centre holiday, or even travel to other places entirely. Start planning today and have a great time in Italy wherever you choose to go.
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