Italy faces France in Six Nations rugby

Six Nations ticket holders get free admission to 15 Rome museums.

Italy faces France in the Six Nations rugby tournament at Rome's Olympic Stadium on Saturday 11 March.

The match comes one week ahead of the final round of the 18th annual rugby union championship, which is contested by England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales, and concludes on 18 March.

Italy’s rugby team is keen to pass on the dreaded “wooden spoon”, for coming bottom of the table last year, while the English side went into the tournament as defending champions and remains top of the league table.

During the weekend of the France-Italy game, 10-12 March, there is free admission for two people to 15 Rome museums for Six Nations ticket holders, thanks to an agreement between Italy’s rugby federation and the Italian culture ministry. For list of participating museums see city website.

For rugby fans in Rome without tickets for the stadium, Wanted in Rome highlights some of the city's best bars to watch the games.