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Six Nations: Stadio Flaminio guide

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by BBC Sport (U3702819) 19 January 2007
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Stadio Flaminio

Location: Stadio Flaminio, Rome, Italy
Capacity: 24,973
Italy v France, Saturday 3 February. Kick-off 1330 GMT
Italy v Wales, Saturday 10 March. Kick-off 1530 GMT
Italy v Ireland, Saturday 17 March. Kick-off 1330 GMT

With the Six Nations fast approaching, we are looking for your help in giving us a flavour of what makes watching rugby in Rome so special.

Please help your fellow fans with your top tips for match day.

How do you get tickets? Where's the best place to sit? Have you got any favourite rituals? What are your best memories of Stadio Flaminio?

We're also looking for your lowdown on the best watering holes and restaurants, and we're after handy travel tips or any other cultural advice for a Six Nations weekend in the Italian capital.

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posted Mar 6, 2007

I'll show you a good time treacle.

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posted Mar 6, 2007

lol @ McFluster

google 'italian rugby friends' and let ducio sort you out. theres loads of info on the forums once you have entered the six nations section.

im flying tomorrow, wooooooohoooooooo!

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posted Mar 6, 2007

I bet it wasn't an Italian that mugged you?

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posted Mar 12, 2007

im heading to rome this weekend for the ireland game with a group of mates and we were wondering if anyone could tell us if there is a beer tent with tv screen at the ground? obviously we'll be wantin to watch the france scotland match after if we win and i heard theres not a lot of pubs near the ground. also, do u think theres a chance of picking up a couple of tickets on the day at the ground?!

cheers for any help.

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posted Mar 13, 2007

Just got ahold of my ticks & they're for Tribuna D'Onore (Settore F). I understand that they're for the sides, but could any one give me a clue as to where? I've searched the net for a layout of the ground, but no joy.

Thanks

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comment by Mais78 (U2481786)

posted Mar 13, 2007

irishadam77

No hope to find tickets the same days. Sold out...to the Irish
There will be a big screen in Piazza del Popolo, I think all the fans without a ticket will be there

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posted Mar 13, 2007

Reply to irishadam77

There are a load of Irish pubs in Rome. Fiddlers Elbow, Marconi's, Druids Den, Trinity College etc - I'm sure they'll have the telly on. All near the centre - a short cab ride.

Touts? You'll always find some near the ground. You take your chances though.

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comment by hcazoo (U7789431)

posted Mar 14, 2007

You can find the map of the stadium at this link http://www.federugby.it/immagini/news/flaminiopianta.jpg
which is in the Italian Rugby Federation site. See you at the match ...

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posted Mar 15, 2007

having just got back from Italy after the Wales game I cant wait to go again, like said before find your bearings. I went to the stadium in the morning and found vendors setting up (barter for scarves T shirts etc early I got a deal on 2 for price of one, prices stick closer to the match) get your programme, find your ingresso/entrance, (20mins to walk around the stadium,) touts are all over but once again take your chances, The Italians set up a sort of small party in the park in the piazza dello stadio flaminio with a great atmosphere, I didnt feel ripped off but inside ground prices seem to rise (coke can size of beer 5 euros)
to get to the stadium metro line A to flaminio and tram 2 to the stadium cost 1 euro, tickets from newspaper stands, nearer the game national colours are everywhere in piazza flaminio, and I found the walk fun with fellow supporters, those flying in to fumancini might be advised to take the train to rome termini (11 euros) instead of a taxi (40 - 70 euros, outside city limits drivers charge their own thing, I found out to late)
The stadium is small but your on top of the game, I could see James Hooks bum fluff on his chin on the opposite touch, and the atmosphere is superb,
Meeting places are plenty, piazza de popolo was full and a short walk to the spanish steps, though watch the missus as this is shop till you drop country, food is all over rome but I got fed up with bread,tomatos,cheese and wafer thin ham, by accident I found a mongolian barbecue on the viala Regina Margherita, tram 19 from piazza flamini to piazza buenas aries, 14 euros all you can eat you choose the ingredients they cook in front of you, ltr of beer = 7 euros and wine coming out of your ears, highly recommend it if you like chinese type food with spice!! I dont need to say anything about the sights but I did download an angels & demons tour which takes most of the big ones in, look for the signs in piazza del popolo, all in all enjoy a unique rugby experience, any other info just leave a comment and I'll try and answer, enjoy the craic the Italian rugby public do.

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posted Mar 15, 2007

Many Thanks hcazoo

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