Dynamic Rome, among national and international sport events
Rome, the great city of a glorious past vestiges, it is not only the art and culture capital, but the world centre of great sport events attracting thousands of supporters from all over the world every year.
Rugby, horse riding, tennis and running: there are so many regular events, for any taste.
So what better time to mix a great event of your favourite sport and visit an immortal city in just one holiday?
Great news: Rome will host the Italian first-ever Gran Prix Formula E
The Roman city has been chosen to host one of the most expected events by the car racing supporters: Formula E, the world championship of electrical single-seaters. In other words, it is the Formula 1 section experimenting the possibility of using ecological cars in a not so remote future.
The event, on next Saturday 14th April, will take place in the famous Eur district, where they will set up an almost 3 kilometers long course. You can watch it from many strategical places in the area, enjoying the show of great cars totally safety, as there will be many drawbridges to cross the streets, along the whole course. These passages will be useful also before and after the race, because the exhibition will last for more than one day.
Unforgettable date: Rugby Six Nations, the most ancient tournament of the oval ball
The capital can’t miss to host the most long-running tournament: the Rugby Six Nations, whose some matches will be played in the Olympic Stadium, in 2008, as usual.
The most important international rugby tournament, born in the far 1883, will have two matches in Rome for the Italian team: Sunday 4th February at 4pm and Saturday 17th march at 12.30pm. The first match is between the Italian Italrugby and the English team, currently the champion in chair, and the second match will be against the Scottish players.
The event will take place in the six participant nation’s stadiums; it means Italy, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England and France, from the 3rd February to the 17th March, being concluded on the last day by the Super Saturday. In Rome, there will also be many events, more than the regular planned matches, to please this sport supporters.
Next April, the 24th edition of the Marathon of Rome will take place: a very important world event
The longest and most attended race of Italy, the Marathon of Rome, will take place on Sunday 8th April 2008, with numerous athletes and supporters from all over the world.
Compared to the homonymous New York race, for the great flow and fame, its course is 24 kilometers long, made of plains and hills, starting and finishing in the wonderful area of Fori Imperiali. You can already subscribe, on its website.
There will also be many collateral exhibitions making Rome more interesting for tourists and runners.
During the week before the race, there will be the Marathon Village at Palazzo dei Congressi, where you can watch shows and concerts, visit the stands, take part to the expo conferences and also play different sports and take part to many planned parties.
International tennis tournaments: the best of the racket is in Rome
May is the month hosting two of the most famous and luxury sport events in Rome, tennis and horse riding. The first is at Foro Italico, from the 7th to the 2th May 2008. The great establishment, by the architect Del Debbio, will be the framework of the Tennis International tournaments, in Rome since 1935.
The world tournament made of female and male matches is one of the most followed appointments of tennis. Along the years, many famous people passed there, such as the Italian players Adriano Panatta and Nicola Pietrangeli and also Bjorn Borg, André Agassi, Roger Federer, Gabriela Sabatini, Flavia Pennetta, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, to quote just some of them.
As usual, the competition will be accompanied by many sport and entertaining events and concerts by Italian and other countries stars.
Horse contest in the great Villa Borghese
On May, there will be the Horse contest at Villa Borghese: the Horse Riding Gran Prix of Piazza di Siena, from the 24th to the 29th May. The famous horse race, at its 85th edition, will be an unforgettable event. At the end of the races, from the first till the last day, you can watch the end of games, very famous and desired for its peculiar exhibitions, loved by everybody.
We are talking about the traditional parade of Carrozze e Cappelli, the carousels of Villa Buon Respiro and the 4th Horse Carabinieri Regiment greatly concluding the show. Don’t miss the Lance dei Lancieri of Montebello carousel on the previous day.
Roman holidays: famous sport events all over the year
Those we have just talked about are just some the first most important events you can take part to. There will be other events lately. Rome is showing it is able to host national and international famous events, able to attract tourists and sport supporters in a great mix made of sport and visiting the most romantic city in Italy.
There will be many occasions to spend great days in Rome, among soccer matches and athletics races, such as the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea the famous international meeting, hosted by the capital since 2013, every June.
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