what: SIX NATIONS RUGBY 2014
when: beetwen February the 22nd and 15th March 2014
Scotland and England will jet into Rome for the 2014 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 4th place, above England, France and Ireland. This year will see them take to their home ground 2 times. The first home game sees the Scottish travel to the capital on Saturday February 22nd. Then England will visit the Eternal City on Saturday March 15th.
England, will try by all means to win again the tournament as they did for the last time on 2011. The Irish could be among the tournament’s favourites, and maintain a ruthless record against Italy. Scotland will try to improve the third place obtained last year and Wales will be looking to renew its championship.
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 their national rugby team, 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 22nd 2014 14:30(2:30pm) Italy vs Scotland
Saturday March 15th 2014 13.30(1:30pm) Italy vs England
The Flaminio Stadium
The stadium can be reached easily by public transport from Hotel Des Artistes. Just take Metro Line A from Termini Station for 4 stops and get off at the "Flaminio" station. From there take tram 2 until the last stop.
Guests that come to see the Six Nations Rugby matches enjoy a special welcome here at Des Artistes. If you are staying 4 nights or more, you receive a FREE Italian Spumante and WI-FI, on top of our discount for long stays!