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Napoli vs Swansea City travel advice

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Travel advice for Swansea City fans travelling to Naples for the Napoli vs Swansea City match on Thursday 27 February.

Date: Thursday 27 February 2014

Venue: San Paolo Stadium

Kick-off time: 7pm hours local time (GMT+1)

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

Passports and visas:

  • 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 your 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 and 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 from the British Consulate in Rome (1 - 2 hours by train). You will need to supply a police report, flight reservation and one photo. Fee: €121

Getting to the stadium:

  • 4-5pm: official meeting point for Swansea City supporters is at the Stazione Marittima, Naples Cruise Terminal (Port area - Molo Angioino)
  • special buses will be laid on from the port area to transfer SC supporters to the San Paolo stadium on a coach convoy. The 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) or taxis.

  • The nearest metro station is “Campi Flegrei” (“Napoli linea 2” and the “Cumana” lines).

  • The journey time by bus from the city centre is around 45 minutes. Please note that Naples public transport service usually terminates at 10pm.

Taxi services:

  • The following telephone numbers can be used to call Naples Taxi ranks. These services operate 24 hours a day. Please note that the “call a cab” service has an additional cost of €1 on top of the taxi fare:

+39 081 570 7070
+39 081 8888
+39 081 555 5555
+39 081 0101
+39 081 2222

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, flag poles, drums, megaphones, flares and pyrotechnics (diabetic supporters can be allowed half a litre medication provided that they produce documentary evidence of their condition) are allowed into the ground and alcohol is banned within the stadium and the surrounding area
  • Swansea City 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 Swansea City, at the Port Meeting point and at stadium turnstiles
  • the majority of registered Swansea City 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 Swansea City official website for detailed information about ticket booking and travel package). Coaches/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 Swansea City supporters are likely to be held back for approximately 30 minutes after the match final whistle. Buses will escort them back to the city centre/Port Meeting point. Supporters should allow 1-1.5 hours for this

Tips:

  • 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/Consulate address:

Consular Section
British Embassy
Via XX Settembre 80/a
Rome
9am–12pm / 2-3pm Monday to Friday
Tel (24 hrs) : +39 06 4220 2431

Emergency services numbers in Italy:

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

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