This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
Advice for England rugby fans travelling to Rome for the Italy v England match on Saturday 15th March 2014.
Date: Saturday 15 March
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome, RBS 6 Nations Rugby Tournament on 15 March 2014.
Kick-off time: 1.30pm (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 don’t need a visa to travel to Italy, but check that your passport is valid for your whole trip to Italy.
- remember your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), but also take out travel insurance, even if you’re going for only one night - it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties.
- you might be required to show an identity document if your name is printed on the ticket.
Getting to the stadium
Options for getting to the 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 Piazzale 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 be at 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
At the match
Advice for when you’re at the match:
- doors open at 11.30am You should try to arrive early as access to the stadium might take some time.
- the stadium ticket office will be open from 9.30am until 2pm.
- a social area for the so called “terzo tempo” is next to the stadium and will be open from 10am to 3pm and from 3pm to 8pm.
- Italian police and stewards will conduct ticket checks and security screening. Any items that could be used as a weapon, like glass or plastic bottles, are not permitted inside the stadium.
- as in any other city beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway stations, around the town centre and when using public transport - keep an eye on your possessions at all times.
Contact the British Consulate in Rome
British Consulate Rome
Via Venti Settembre, 80/a
Telephone: +39 06 4220 2431 (also for out of hours emergencies)
For more information please visit British Embassy in Rome website
Emergency service numbers:
- 112: Carabinieri
- 113: Police
- 118: Emergency ambulance
- 115: Fire brigade