FOOTBALL PREMIER LEAGUE - ITALIAN SERIE A
Football - or soccer - is Italy's (and probably the world's) most popular spectator sport. The most popular and skilled players are often national heroes and on Sundays the stadiums are packed with "tifosi" - football fans. From the oldest to youngest generation, football has an unparalleled influence in the city of Rome. So, predictably, a football match in Rome is something to see.
Rome has two rivaling Premier League clubs: AS Roma and SS Lazio, whose supporters detest one another for differences in political background, geographical location within the city, and the history of the rivalry. The Roman fans' alliances to one or the other team represent not only a recreational hobby but also a statement of who you are and where you come from.
The supporters of the "lupi", or wolves, as Roma players are nicknamed, are centralized within the city limits and famously like to use the dialect, chant loudly and generally act as brassily Roman as they can.
The "laziali", or Lazio fans, represent the suburban residents of Rome.
The season 2009/10 finished with a victory for Inter as the champions of the Italian serie A league, the 18th victory for this team. Rome has not won this title since the season 2000/01 and Lazio close behind in 1999/00. This year being already the 109th edition will see Rome and Lazio battling it out for the title that seems this time to be quite near for "Lazio" who are at the moment on the 4th position (results taken in March 2011)! The final will be held on 22nd May 2011 and who knows maybe 2010/11 will be even kinder to the Roman Teams... .
Des Artistes can offer you tailor made packages that allow you to book accommodation and your match tickets, an ideal solution for anyone feeling daunted by the prospect of purchasing tickets for a game in Rome.
Our no hassle solution leaves you with more time to see the sights, let us do the leg work for you and pick up your tickets on arrival at Des Artistes! Don't hesitate to contact us for your personalised quote today.
All matches are played at the Olympic Stadium in Rome
The olympic stadium can easily be reached by public transport from Hotel Des Artistes. Take metro Line A from Termini Station (direction Battistini). Get off after 6 stops at "Ottaviano - S. Pietro".
Take bus 32 (Tor di Quinto) for 6 stops. Get off at "Lungotevere Cadorna / Ostello della Gioventù".
Guests that are coming to see the football matches enjoy a special treatment here at Des Artistes. If you are staying 7 nights or more, you receive a FREE public transport pass, on top of our discount for cash payment! You can decide whether you just want accommodation or to sign up for one of our tailor-made packages with match tickets included.
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