the EHIC does not replace comprehensive travel insurance, though. It does not cover the entire cost of hospitalisation, and it does not cover repatriation should that become necessary;
keep an eye on your possessions at all times: pickpockets operate in all large crowds and on most public transport.
The emergency numbers in Italy are:
118: emergency ambulance
115: fire brigades
the venue for this match will be the Olympic Stadium in Rome. Kick-off time at 2.30 PM, Italian time, doors open at 12.30. You should try to arrive early as access to the stadium might take some time;
disabled car parking spaces are located outside the Carraia Nord, in Largo Ferraris IV, where you will be directed to the Tribuna Tevere to access the Stadium;
Italian police and stewards will conduct ticket checks and security screening. You might be required to show an identity document if your name is printed on the ticket. Any items that could be used as a weapon, like glass or plastic bottles, are not permitted inside the stadium;
how to get to the Olympic Stadium: Take Metro Line A to Flaminio/Piazza del Popolo and walk to the Stadium (4.5 Km) for about 30 minutes, or you can take tram no. 2 from Flaminio which drops you close to the Stadium. Or take bus 910 from Roma Termini, get off at Piazza Antonio Mancini, then walk through the park, over the Bridge Duca D’Aosta and you’ll see the Stadio Olimpico;
combined Metro and bus/tram tickets can be purchased from most tobacconists, bars, or vending machines at metro stations and major bus stops and cost €1.50 each. Please note that bus and tram tickets must be stamped in the small yellow ticket machine found on buses and trams as soon as you start your journey. Failure to do so will result in a fine, if checked by an inspector;
if things go wrong and you need consular assistance, call us on +39 06 4220 2431.