what: SIX NATIONS RUGBY 2013
when: beetwen February the 4th and 19th March 2013
France, Wales and Irland will jet into Rome for the 2013 Rugby Six Nations tournament to face the Italian team at home.
The Azzurri will want to improve last year's performance wen they finished in the 5th place, only above Scotland. this year will see them take to their home ground 3 times. The first home game sees the French travel to the capital on Sunday February 3rd. Then Wales will visit the Eternal City on February 23. The Azzurri’s final game will see them take on the Irish on Saturday March 16th.
England, will try by all means to win again the tournament as they did for the last time on 2011. The Irish, meanwhile, could be among the tournament’s favourites, and maintain a ruthless record against Italy, while Wales will be looking to renew its championship.
England, not having won the Six Nations since 2003, also have a lot to prove,. The Irish, meanwhile, could be among the tournament’s favourites, and maintain a ruthless record against Italy. France will be looking to defend their championship, while Wales will be looking for another surprise tournament victory.
Since the millennium, the tournament has never been so unpredictable with different winners almost every year. Rome has also taken to the rugby festivities, welcoming fans from all nations with open arms. Although Rugby isn’t as popular in Italy as football, more and more Italians are beginning to watch the Azzurri, having become disillusioned with soccer following various scandals, riots, and even deaths.
They see Rugby as a more peaceful, sportingly played game, where fans from both sides are more respectful towards each other. The Italian police also recently said that football fans could learn a lot from Rugby fans regarding behaviour.
The games in the capital
Sunday February 3rd 16:00 Italy vs France
Saturday February 23rd 14.30 Italy vs Wales
Saturday March 16th 15.30 Italy vs France
The Flaminio Stadium
The stadium can easily be reached by public transport from Hotel Des Artistes. Just take Metro Line A from Termini Station for 4 stops and get off at "Flaminio" station. From there, it's a ten minute walk, or you can take tram 225 (direction Stadio Flaminio). Get off at the 4th stop for the south side of the stadium and at the 5th stop for the north side of the stadium.
Guests that come to see the Six Nations Rugby matches enjoy a special welcome 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 long stays!