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Atalanta v Everton travel advice

Travel advice for Everton fans travelling to Reggio Emilia, Italy, for the UEFA Europa League group match between Atalanta and Everton on Thursday 14 September 2017.

Football game
  • Date: Thursday 14 September 2017
  • Venue: Mapei Stadium – Citta’ del Tricolore - Piazzale Atleti Azzuri D’Italia, 1, 42122 Reggio Emilia (RE), Italy
  • Kick off time: 7pm (local time)

As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Italy.

Passports and visas

  • you don’t need a visa to travel to Italy on a British passport from the UK, but your passport should be valid for the duration of your stay

  • remember your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) but also take out travel insurance, even if you’re only going for one night - it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties

  • you must carry ID with you at all times - you’ll need to carry your passport to the match to gain entry to the stadium

  • if you lose your passport, you’ll need to get an Emergency Travel Document from the British Consulate-General in Milan or the British Embassy in Rome; you’ll need to supply a police report, flight reservation and one photo; the fee is £100.00.

Getting to the stadium

The game has been relocated to the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia from the Atalanta B.C. home stadium in Bergamo due to stadium redevelopment.

Reggio Emilia can easily be reached by direct train from:

  • Bologna Central Station (about 40 minutes)

  • Parma (about 15 minutes)

  • Milan (between 1 hour 20 minutes and 2 hours, depending on type of train)

And also from:

  • Verona (about 2 hours, changing in Bologna)

For train times and routes and to purchase tickets, visit the Trenitalia website (in English).

The stadium is about 2 miles from Reggio Emilia Central Station (Stazione Centrale – Piazzale Marconi). Bus line 5 goes from the station to the stadium.

Bus lines that stop near the stadium:

  • LINE 5: Rivalta Peep – Central Station - Mancasale AV (high-speed train) station – Exhibition centre: for the stadium alight at VIA D.ACQUI (CONAD LE VELE) on Viale Regina Margherita.
  • LINE 9: Fogliano – Caserma Zucchi - Mancasale AV (high-speed train) station: for the stadium alight at VIA VANINI.
  • LINE 12: Pratofontana – Caserma Zucchi – Roncocesi: for the stadium alight at VIA ADUA or VIA DIVISIONE ACQUI.
  • LINE MINIBÙ H: Central Station – Ospedale SMN (Hospital): for the stadium alight at TRIBUNALE on Via Paterlini.

Local information and transport links:

At the match

  • large amounts of coins, belts with large buckles and heavy cigarette lighters aren’t allowed in the stadium; check with Everton FC if you need more information about the rules on banners/flags
  • arrive at the stadium in good time as entry/security procedures may take some time to complete; at the end of the game you’ll be asked to stay in the stadium for a short time to allow the home supporters’ area to be cleared
  • the Italian government has a zero tolerance policy on hooliganism both inside and outside the stadium


  • beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway station (Stazione Ferroviaria), around the town centre and when using public transport; only carry what you need, leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits
  • if you’re travelling in a car, remember to always lock the vehicle and never leave valuables inside; hire cars and foreign registered vehicles are more of a target for thieves.

Contact the British Consulate-General in Milan

British Consulate-General Milan
Via San Paolo, 7
20121 Milan
Tel. +39 02 72 3001 - @ukinitaly

Emergency services numbers

  • Police (Carabinieri): 112
  • Ambulance: 118
  • Fire brigade: 115

Other useful contacts/information

Nearest airports:

Published 8 September 2017