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Napoli vs Arsenal

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Advice for fans travelling to Italy for the Napoli vs Arsenal game on 11th December 2013

Date: Wednesday 11th December 2013

Venue: San Paolo Stadium

Kick off time: 20:45 (local time)

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

Passports and visas

Please check your passport and visa details:

  • you do not need a visa to travel to Italy but you must have a valid passport
  • remember your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which will be essential for your stay or for transiting through Italy
  • please ensure you take out good travel insurance - it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties
  • in Italy it is obligatory to carry ID with you at all times
  • it is advisable to bring with you a copy of your passport biodata page, should you lose or have your passport stolen
  • if you lose your passport, or have it stolen, you will need to obtain an Emergency Travel Document (ETD) from the British Consulate in Rome which is 1 - 2 hours by train
  • you will need to supply a police report, flight reservation and one photo; the fee is 120 euro

Getting to the stadium

  • official meeting point for Arsenal Supporters is between 17:00 - 18:30 at the Stazione Marittima Naples Cruise Terminal Port area Molo Angioino
  • special shuttle buses will be laid on from the port area to transfer Arsenal supporters to the San Paolo stadium
  • journey time by bus is around 45 minutes
  • alternatively there are the metro and regular buses that travel from the city centre/Port area/railway station to the stadium (please visit the Naples public transport website for detailed information, as bus lines and itineraries might be suppressed at short notice
  • nearest metro station is Campi Flegrei Napoli on line two and the Cumana lines
  • journey time by bus from the city centre is around 45 minutes; please note that Naples public transport service usually terminates at 10pm
  • Naples Taxi ranks 24/7 call a cab service has an additional cost of €1 on the taxi fare; phone numbers: +39 081 570 7070 / +39 081 8888 / + 081 555 5555 /+39 081 0101 / +39 081 2222

Public transport information

Local information and transport links:

At the match:

Advice for when you’re at the match:

  • access to the stadium might 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
  • no glass and plastic bottles, cans, poles, drums, megaphones, flares and pyrotechnics
  • diabetic supporters can be allowed half a litre of water as medication provided that they produce documentary evidence of their condition are allowed into the ground
  • alcohol is banned within the stadium and the surrounding area
  • Arsenal supporters will use the stadium Gate 26 for entrance; they will be issued with tickets indicating their names
  • supporters will be asked to show their original passport which will be checked against a list of registered supporters provided by Arsenal
  • the majority of registered Arsenal supporters are expected to arrive on the day of the match and return to the UK by commercial flights the following day
  • please refer to the Arsenal Club official website for detailed information about ticket booking and travel package
  • coaches and buses at the Port Meeting point area will be organised to transfer supporters from the city centre to the stadium
  • as a public safety measure, Arsenal supporters are likely to be held back for approximately 30 minutes after the match final whistle
  • shuttle buses will escort them back to the city centre/Port Meeting point; supporters should allow 1 -1.5 hours for this

Tips

Helpful tips for the local area:

  • Naples has a high rate of petty crime; as in any other city beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway stations, around the town historical centre (the Spanish quarters) 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

British Embassy address

Consular Section,
British Embassy,
Via XX Settembre 80,
Rome

Telephone: 06-4220 2431 (24 hrs)

Embassy opening hours: 09:00 – 12.00 and 14:00 - 15.00 Monday and Friday

Emergency services numbers

Fire/Police/Ambulance:

  • Emergency ambulance and medical services: 118
  • Police (Carabinieri): 112
  • Fire Brigade: 115

Arsenal website

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