Travel Advice For Scotland Rugby Fans Heading To Rome For Six Nations

Advice for Scotland fans travelling to Rome, Italy, for the 2020 Rugby Union Six Nations match against Italy on 22 February 2020.

Date: Saturday 22 February 2020

Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Viale dei Gladiatori, 00135 Roma RM, Italy

Kick off time: 3:15 pm (local time)

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

Passports and visas

  • you don’t need a visa to travel to Italy on a British passport from the UK, but your passport should be valid for the duration of your stay
  • remember your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) but also take out travel insurance, even if you’re only going for one night – it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties
  • you must carry ID with you at all times – if you hold a UK driving licence (with photo), you can use this instead of your passport, so as to keep your passport safe
  • if you lose your passport, you’ll need to get an Emergency Travel Document; you can apply and pay £100.00 online. You might need to attend an appointment at the British Embassy in Rome

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 take tram no. 2 from Flaminio to Piazza Antonio Mancini, which is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the stadium. Bus 910 from Roma Termini also takes you to Piazza Mancini. From the Piazza walk through the park, over the Bridge Duca D’Aosta and you’ll see the Stadio Olimpico
  • for bus itineraries in Rome please check Citymapper or ATAC
  • further information on local transport
  • combined Metro and bus/tram tickets can be purchased from most tobacconists, bars, or ticket machines at metro stations and major bus stops and cost €1.50 each. You must buy your ticket before travel
  • please note that bus and tram tickets must be stamped/validated in the small yellow ticket machine found on buses and trams as soon as you start your journey. Once validated your ticket remains valid for travel for 100 minutes
  • failure to validate your ticket will result in a fine, if checked by an inspector

At the match

  • the venue for this match will be the Olympic stadium in Rome. Kick-off time is at 15.15, Italian time. The Stadium opens at 13.15. The match is expected to finish at approx 17.00. You should try to arrive early as access to the stadium might take some time. Tickets will be carefully checked on entry and fans may be subjected to a search
  • Six Nations tickets are being sold via the official Italian ticketing website TicketOne.it and are priced from €15 to €90. Fans are advised to use the Print@Home (Stampa@Casa) option when purchasing from TicketOne.it. Tickets cannot be purchased or collected at the stadium on match day
  • fan zone – this will be found in the Foro Italico, just beside the stadium. Look for the Terzo Tempo Peroni Village
  • car parking areas near the stadium are along Viale di Tor di Quinto, in Piazzale Clodio and on Viale XVII Olimpiade
  • coaches and tourist buses are advised to visit the Rome town hall dedicated page for parking bays and procedures
  • disabled car parking spaces are located on Viale Alberto Blanc
  • motorbike parking areas are located on Via Roberto Morra di Lavriano and Via Salvatore Contarini. Bicycle racks are on Via Leopoldo Franchetti
  • Italian police and stewards will conduct ticket checks and security screening. You might be required to show an original identity document so ensure you bring one with you. Any items that could be used as a weapon (like glass or plastic bottles large umbrellas, musical instruments, buggies, helmets, items of luggage etc) and animals are not permitted inside the stadium
  • permission to allow use of banners and other similar items inside the stadium should be sought no later than 7 days prior to the match by writing to: [email protected]


  • beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway stations (stazione ferroviaria), around the town centre and when using public transport
  • only carry what you need, make use of hotel safes/safety deposit boxes
  • if you’re travelling by car, always lock the vehicle and never leave valuables inside; hire cars and foreign registered vehicles are more of a target for thieves

Contact the British Embassy, Rome

British Embassy Rome
Via XX Settembre 80/a
00187 Rome

Telephone: +39 06 4220 0001

Office hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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