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Italy vs Scotland rugby match in Rome: consular advice

The Italy and Scotland Rugby teams will meet in Rome for their RBS 6 Nations Rugby Tournament on 27 February 2016 at 3:25pm.

Rugby match

The Consular Services of the British Embassy Rome have advice for Scotland supporters travelling to see the match.

Travelling rugby fans normally prepare well for their trips, don’t get into fights, don’t overindulge, don’t lose their passports and don’t normally come to our attention. Keep it up!

However, to avoid getting into trouble, here’s a bit of advice:

  • check that your passport is valid for your whole trip to Italy;
  • make sure that you bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) – this proves your entitlement to free/reduced cost health care if you need medical attention;
  • 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:

  • 112: Carabinieri police
  • 113: police
  • 118: emergency ambulance
  • 115: fire brigades

Practical information

  • The venue for this match will be the Olympic Stadium in Rome. Kick-off time at 3.25pm, Italian time, doors open at 1pm. We advise you to be there at 1pm, or immediately after, to be sure to see the start of the game (security controls can take a while);

  • 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. Any items that could be used as a weapon, like glass, plastic bottles and umbrellas, are not permitted inside the stadium. Musical instruments are also prohibited within 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 Kms) 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 0001.

Check out our Italy travel advice before you go and follow us on twitter @UKinItaly.

Published 18 February 2016