Tickets: A company based in Italy called Parallel Media is the official commercial agent for the Italian Rugby Federation and they sell the tickets to fans from any country.
You can either pay by bank transfer into their account, or by credit card. Using either of these ways, it can take several days, as Parallel Media need confirmation and contact information.
Prices start at £40 and can be as much as £200 for the best seats, but remember that these tickets all have some kind of hospitality included. Typically, food and drink are provided free in a tent outside the ground.
The official accredited company for tours from the U.K. is www.ebbokers.com., which sell package deals that usually start at about £200 for the ticket and flight. They will also help arrange your hotel if you want an all-inclusive package. They will also sell normal tickets but will charge a supplement for not taking the charter flight. Tickets start at £75, but bear in mind these have been sourced by the company, and are among the best, usually in between the two 22 lines.
Events International will also have package deals.
The ticket websites www.6nations.co.uk and www.no1eventsltd.co.uk have match tickets that start at around £85 for seats behind the posts. Tickets in either stand along either touchline will cost around £125-£175.
Keith Prowse have access to the only hospitality area within the stadium itself, and charge upwards of £450 for full hospitality and premium match ticket.
Parallel Media Italia
(39) 06 97747064
Eating and Drinking: If not eating in the centre of the city, there are plenty of outlets around the outside of the ground and in Lungotevere.
As rugby is not the sport of the masses in Rome, the following might be useful if you want to watch televised rugby:
The Highlander ,on Vicolo di San Biagio is a fairly safe bet for Six Nations matches
As ever, the safe bet for watching rugby abroad,the Irish Pub. The Abbey Theatre, on Via del Governo Vecchio ,will show all Six Nations matches.
Last Updated May 2014
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