Italian rugby fans will see their team in action at home for the first time in the 2009 Six Nations championship in Rome on February 15th.
Ireland will be the visitors for this second round tie at the city’s 30,000-seater Stadio Flamino, as both sides look to make progress in what is surely the most keenly-watched annual event in world rugby.
As the prestigious competition’s most recent entrants, after the old Five Nations was expanded in 2000, Italy have shown themselves to be no poor relations in the tournament, having recorded some impressive wins and put in dogged performances both at home and away.
Rugby fans looking for sightseeing and things to do in Rome should hurry to get tickets to what promises to be a hotly-contested match in front of a noisy and furiously passionate home crowd.
Why not book the Rome Open Tour before you travel?