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Rugby in Rome: Six Nations Rugby League
26 October 2018

For six nations – England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales – rugby is serious business. For avid rugby fans and novices alike the Rome-based matches are lively athletic events that take place in the historic Stadio Olympico in the northwestern corner of Rome. Whether you’re a rugby pro or just looking for some athletic activity to do over the weekend, we’ve put together all of the information in one place.

What is the Six Nations Rugby match lineup for 2019?

Below is the 2019 lineup for Six Nations rugby matches:

Round #1

France v Wales, Friday Feb 1, 8.00pm (UK & Ireland), Paris

Scotland v Italy, Saturday Feb 2, 2.15pm, Edinburgh

Ireland v England, Saturday Feb 2, 4.45pm, Dublin

Round #2

Scotland v Ireland, Saturday Feb 9, 2.15pm, Edinburgh

Italy v Wales, Saturday Feb 9, 4.45pm (UK & Ireland), Rome

England v France, Sunday Feb 10, 3.00pm, Twickenham

Round #3

France v Scotland, Saturday Feb 23, 2.15pm (UK & Ireland), Paris

Wales v England, Saturday Feb 23, 4.45pm, Cardiff

Italy v Ireland, Sunday Feb 24, 3.00pm (UK & Ireland), Rome

Round #4

Scotland v Wales, Saturday Mar 9, 2.15pm, Edinburgh

England v Italy, Saturday Mar 9, 4.45pm, Twickenham

Ireland v France, Sunday Mar 10, 3.00pm, Dublin

Round #5

Italy v France, Saturday Mar 16, 12.30pm (UK & Ireland), Rome

Wales v Ireland, Saturday Mar 16, 2.45pm, Cardiff

England v Scotland, Saturday Mar 16, 5.00pm Twickenham

***Planning to visit Rome for one of the Six Nations Rugby Matches? Book your vacation rental near Stadio Olimpico now!

Getting to the Stadio Olimpico

Stadio Olimpico is located in the northwest corner of the city of Rome and represents its own piece of history. Originally built for the Foro Mussolini, later called Foro Italico after WWII, ground broke in 1928 and finished in 1932. Subsequent renovations of the stadium were undertaken to make it suitable for international events, including the 1960 Summer Olympic Games and the 1990 FIFA World Cup. The most recent renovation completed in 2008 for the 2009 UEFA Champions League Final to modernize the stadium with large LED screens and a slight reduction in capacity.

Reach Stadio Olimpico by metro

By public transport 

Take the metro (Line A) to the Flaminio stop. Exit the metro station and head to Piazzale Flaminio where you can pick up Tram no. 2. Take the train to the end of the line at Piazza Mazzini.

Alternatively take the metro (Line A) to Ottaviano near the Vatican Museums. From here pick up bus no. 32 and get off at the Piazzale della Farnesina stop.

By bicycle

For the last few years Rome’s transportation authority has supported an initiative that offers routes to arrive the stadium by bicycle, as part of a sustainable initiative called Roma gioca sostenibile.  The map below details suitable bicycle routes, bike parking, and where stairs are located. For further details, visit the Rome transport authority website.

Would you like to rent a bicycle during your stay in Rome? We’re delighted to help our guests organize a bike rental. Just contact us!

Where to watch the Six Nations Rugby matches

If you weren’t able to score tickets to the matches, or just prefer to watch the matches from the comfort of your home or nearby pub, here’s a list of where you’ll be able to watch the action live in Rome.

Pubs in Rome where you can watch the Six Nations Rugby matches live

Scholar’s Lounge

Via del Plebiscito, 101/b (Piazza Venezia)

Open till 3:30am daily



Via Leonina, 66 (Monti)

Open till 12:30am daily (1am on Fri and Sat)


Druid’s Den

Via di S. Martino Ai Monti, 28 (Monti)

Open till 2am daily



Via del Collegio Romano, 6 (Via del Corso)

Open till 3am daily


The Shamrock

Via del Colosseo, 1C (Colosseum)

Open till 2am daily


Camden Town

Via Ostilia, 30 (Colosseum)

Open till 2am daily

Watch the matches live from your vacation rental

If you like to host game days at your place throughout the year, do the same in Rome! Watch the match live from the comfort of your vacation rental in Rome on DMAX, available in all vacation rentals by ROMAC that include a SKY subscription. Use the filters on the ROMAC website to see those homes that have “SKY TV”.

Where to stay in Rome for the Six Nations Rugby matches

AP53 MAXXI vacation rental by ROMAC is located just across the river from Stadio Olimpico. Avoid the traffic or full public transport and stay within walking distance!

ROMAC manages several properties in the near vicinity of Stadio Olimpico, including the MAXXI apartment, which is just minutes away on the other side of the river. The MAXXI vacation rental can host up to 7 guests in 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.

For large groups of friends, the Mazzini apartment is also within walking distance (equidistant from Stadio Olimpico and the Vatican). The vacation rental can accommodate up to 14 guests in 5 bedrooms and 3 baths, a spacious dining and lounging area.

For those seeking a home in a quiet, residential neighborhood should look into the Belle Arti apartment, also within walking distance from Stadio Olimpico, or hop on Tram 2 which runs up the street of the apartment. Six guests can enjoy privacy in 3 bedrooms and 3 baths in a beautiful 20th century palazzo in a prestigious area of Rome.

Have you visited Rome for the Six Nations Rugby matches? Share your experience in the comments below!

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