Italian Rugby Team Plays for the Title — Photo courtesy of abragadThe biggest rubgy tournament is back by popular demand and that means Rugby madness has started in Rome! Witness Europe's top teams face off for the title during the championship in 2012. 10Best has the ins on how you can get tickets to the Six Nations Tournament and many places where you can watch the games.
Whoever said Italians were all about their calcio (soccer), was sadly mistaken. In recent years, Italians have become quite passionate about rugby too. That's also partially due to the fact the Italian Rugby Team has improved progressively over the years. When the biggest tournament in the world of Rugby - the Six Nations Tournament - makes its way to Rome, you can be sure that Italians will be scrambling to get their hands on some tickets.
Six Nations Rugby Tournament — Photo courtesy of abragadThe tournament officially started on February 4th. However, fans will have the chance to watch Italy compete against England at Rome's Stadio Olimpico on February 11th. They compete again against Scotland on March 17th. To get your hands on some tickets, check out the Rugby league's (Feder Rugby) website. Tickets will cost you anywhere from €25-89.
If you don't manage to snag some tickets or big crowds aren't your thing. As an alternative, you could head to one of Rome's popular Irish pubs where you can be sure that the match is on. One of the most popular pubs among Romans and tourists is Trinity College, located not too far away from the Pantheon. Another good spot to go is the Abbey Theatre near Piazza Navona. Apart from showcasing all of the major sports games, the Abbey puts on a lot of fun activities and events such as pub quizzes, open-mic night and live Irish music.