Date: 14 March 2013
Venue: The San Siro Stadium, Milan
Kick off time: 19:00 (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 but you must have a valid passport.
- 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 in you get into difficulties.
- In Italy it is obligatory to carry ID with you at all times - you’ll also need to take your passport to the match to gain entry to the stadium.
- If you lose your passport, or have it stolen, you will need to obtain an Emergency Travel Document from the British Consulate in Milan which requires a police report, flight reservation and one photo. Fee: 115 euro.
Getting to the stadium
- Best way to the stadium: Metro red line No.1 (direction Rho Fiera). Alight at Lotto station from where special shuttle buses will take you to the stadium. These buses may not run after the match so be prepared for a 20 min walk back to Lotto.
- Coaches organised for those travelling by special charter flights.
- For information on local transport visit the ATM website.
- Be aware there are major road works and traffic diversions in the area.
At the match
- Access to the stadium can be slow. There will be ticket checks and you should have your passport with you. Body searches may take place at the entrance to the turnstiles. To avoid a last minute bottleneck you should aim to arrive at the stadium early.
- Large amounts of loose change, heavy lighters and belts with big buckles may be confiscated and are unlikely to be returned. No bottles or cans are allowed into the ground and alcohol is banned within the stadium.
- Supporters should consult their club regarding size of flags and banners without poles.
- Visiting supporters will be kept behind for around 30 minutes after the match to allow the home fans to disperse
- As in any other city beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway stations, around the town centre and when using public transport. Only carry what you need, leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits and never leave valuables or anything on show in cars.
Via San Paolo 7,
Telephone Number: (24 hrs): 06-4220 2431
The British Consulate-General website
Open to the public (local time): 9.15-12.15 and 14.30-15.45
Emergency services numbers
- Police (Carabinieri): 112
- Ambulance: 118
- Fire Brigade: 115