Our Blogger: Wanda On October 5 th 2009, in Rome…
Rome is proud to host 3 matches in 2007 for the tournament 6 nations and as always it will surely prove to be a big success every time with fans flocking to the eternal city to participate in this highly enjoyable spectators sport.
What better way to enjoy the rugby than combining it with a fabulous weekend in the beautiful city of Rome. With so much to do you are guaranteed a fun packed time. Rome has plenty to offer for tourists and you may ask yourself if you have time to go to the rugby as well! Must do sights on the check list include the Vatican City boasting the largest catholic church and the famous Vatican museums with the splendid Sistine chapel, stop for an ice-cream at the Spanish Steps and donâ€™t forget to throw a penny into the fountain of the Trevi to ensure that you will indeed return to this mesmerising city so steeped in art and history but very cosmopolitan at the same time. Rome is the perfect setting for your Rugby excursion and all that remains is to find the perfect rome accommodation for your tripâ€¦â€¦ Yes Hotel Rome is brand new, recently opened and offering the highest level of comfort and quality at a price that canâ€™t be beaten. Located in the city centre Yes Hotel could not be better situated, close to the station area for easy access to and from airports as well as all the transport links to every corner of the city Yes Hotel is the perfect base. Rooms are warm and inviting and boast plasma televisions to ensure your comfort. Yes Hotel Rome looks forward to welcoming Rugby fans to Rome, so check online today for great rates for your rome city centre accommodation.
Matches are played at the Stadium Flaminio located in the north of the city centre. The stadium can be easily reached and from Yes Hotel in Rome all you need to do is take the metro line A from Termini Station 4 stops to Flaminio, from here you are actually only a 10 minute walk away from the stadium and many choose to walk up to the stadium savouring the atmosphere in the area but you can jump on a tram (no.225) which will take you closer. (4 stops for south side and 5 stops for north side).
Italy Vs France 3 February 2007 14:30 local time
Italy Vs Wales 10th March 2007 16:30 local time
Italy Vs Ireland 17th March 2007 14:30 local time
Rome will be kicking off the 2007 6 nations tournament by hosting th very first match of the tournament with Italy against France, not to be missed â€“ find out abour accommodation in rome today to ensure that you will be there at Flaminio Stadium.
The sport for gentleman? Rugby has over the years become one of the most popular sports not just in Europe but worldwide, and Italy is slowly but surely becoming more and more recognised as a nation to watch out for. Founded in 1928 the Federation of Italian Rugby records the very first rugby match in Italy as being in 1910 with â€˜Racing Club Parigiâ€™ against â€˜Srvette di Ginevraâ€™ in Turin (the far north of Italy), shortly after in 1911 Italy itself played in their very first match with the Milanese team US Milanese against the French club Il Voiron. Since the beginning of the 19th Century Italy has made steady progress until 1998 when the real breakthrough came and they were accepted into what was then the 5 nations transformng officially into the 6 nations in 2000. The beginning of Italyâ€™s 6 nations appearances got off to a great start with the victory over Scotland, a challenging team, but unfortunately it was to be their only victory that year. Last year in 2006 was still not the great Italy that everyone was hoping for and although they closed their difference with Ireland from a loss in 2005 of 28 â€“ 1 to their loss in 2006 26 â€“ 16!, the great victories that the Italian fans hoped for unfortunately did not materialiseâ€¦however 2007 is a new year and never to be under estimated the â€˜Azzurriâ€™ hope for better results, so why not make the worthwhile trip to Rome for an unforgettable weekend.
Rome accommodation doesnâ€™t get much better than the newly opened Yes Hotel combining quality and comfort with a great location and affordable price. Check availability today to stay in Romeâ€™s brand new Yes Hotel.