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Back to Italy v Wales – Guinness Six Nations 2021

Piazza Italia
West Stand (Tribuna Ovest)

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  • 75 / 100
    Hospitality Critic
    Review Score

Guests to the Piazza Italia Lounge are in for a real treat, as this unique experience inside the stadium includes a wonderful panoramic terrace and the best seats in the stadium.

Inside the facility, there is a remarkable chance to meet and greet with two Italian Rugby players and there is a thrilling cooking show by a Michelin starred chef.

There is a fantastic selection of drink available, including a welcoming glass of Prosecco on arrival as well as draft beer which is served in the stands during the match.




Rating: High Standard

Plus

  • Superb Seats in Central Location
  • Mini-Bar & TV Monitor in Upgraded “Box” Seating
  • Draught Beers Served During Match

Minus

  • Hospitality Duration is Poor
  • No Prosecco after Reception
  • No Spirits Included

Key Points

Location Monte Mario Stand – Central Location
Catering
  • Gastronomic Buffet
  • Post-match Beverage & Snacks
Admission Official FIR Match Ticket (Best Seats)
Drinks
  • Prosecco Reception
  • Selection of Local White & Red Wines
  • Draft Beer Served in the Stands during the Match
Parking 1 per 3 Guests
Price Guide €550 to €720

Package Content

Location

Monte Mario Stand – Central Location

Viewing

  • Private Seating Area for Groups of 4/6/8
  • or Seats in Tribuna D'Onore Centrale

Tickets

Official FIR Match Ticket (Best Seats)

Car Parking

1 per 3 Guests

Reception Drink

Prosecco Reception

Bar Inclusions

  • Selection of Local White & Red Wines
  • Draft Beer Served in the Stands during the Match

Main Meal

Gastronomic Buffet

Additional Catering

  • Coffee Break during Half-time
  • Post-match Beverage & Snacks

Guest Speakers

Meet & Greet Two Italian Rugby Players

Audio Visual

TV Coverage

Souvenir Gift

Exclusive Commemorative Gift

Extra Inclusions

  • Panoramic Terrace Overlooking the Pitch
  • TV & Minibar in Private Seating Areas
  • Cooking Show Hosted by a Michelin Starred Chef

Our in-depth article will tell you everything you need to know.

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Piazza Italia Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

Piazza Italia is the most popular hospitality facility in the Stadio Olimpico for International Rugby Union. The package combines dining in a shared hospitality suite with exclusive VIP prime seating.

Location

The main stand in the Stadio Olimpico is the Tribuna Monte Mario, which is named after the Monte Mario hill in the NW of Rome. The stand is side-on to the action and has a capacity of 16,500 out of a stadium capacity of 70,634. The hospitality facility is an attractive suite with access to a terrace with panoramic views of the pitch.

Facility/Décor

The suite has been decorated to a high standard, even the pillars have been transformed into striking rugby imagery. There are round corporate dining tables and a central buffet area. 

Private Tables

Branded round tables are provided but guests may be required to share a table. Private tables are available for 10 guests. Please note that seating after the match is casual.

Admission

The seats are located in the most prestigious section of the Monte Mario Stand, that being Tribuna D’Onore Centrale (The Central Honour Stand). These are prime seats between the 22m and half-way line in the equivalent of the Middle Tier. More impressively part of the D’Onore is split into small exclusive outdoor areas (which the Italians refer to as “boxes”, Palchi Centrale), which allow groups of 4, 6 or 8 guests to have their own mini-bar during the match and a small TV screen! There is a surcharge applied for groups requiring box-seating of approx. €50 per person. Alternatively, you will have excellent seats in the D’Onore Centrale.

Catering

The hospitality facility opens 2 hrs before kick-off, which is not a great deal of time for reception and lunch, which is a pity considering the efforts made to present the hospitality. Lunch consists of a buffet showcasing local and classic Italian cuisine, including live cooking stations. Coffee is served during half-time and post-match snacks are served.

 

Drinks in the lounge

Drinks

A glass of Prosecco is offered on arrival and local wines are served during lunch. Draught beers are served to your seats during the match, which is a nice touch. Drinks are available post-match for 60 minutes. Please note that there is no Prosecco served after the reception and there are no spirits.

Service

Service is left to the waiting staff, there is not a formal hostess service.

Entertainment

There are no guest-speakers however there is an opportunity to meet a couple of past Italian players.

Audio-Visual

There are a few TV monitors in elevated locations in the suite, and of course a small monitor in your private seating “box” if you choose to upgrade.

Car Parking

Car park passes are provided on a 1:3 basis.

Extras

A commemorative gift is provided for each guest.

Ratings Understand our scoring
75 / 100
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Total 75/100
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Dress Code

The majority of hospitality options have no strict dress codes, however; it is advised to dress smart casual, and according to weather conditions as match seats are outside.

Getting There

The Stadio Olimpico is a public transport destination, it is recommended to use Metro Line A (from Termini Train Station) following the directions to Ottaviano Station and go down to the terminus one (the end of the line). Then take the bus line 32 Piazzale della Farnesina.

Where to Buy Package

  • Federazione Italiana Rugby

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