Wanted in Rome’s guide to the Six Nations in Rome, including the city's best venues to watch the rugby matches.
While the Olympic Stadium is obviously the best place to watch Rome's two Six Nations matches - England at 16.00 on Sunday 4 February, and Scotland at 13.30 on Saturday 17 March - for those without tickets there are more than a few Irish bars screening the 19th edition of the annual rugby union championship contested by England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.The award-winning Scholars Lounge pub guarantees the largest television screens with commentary in English; for lively atmosphere, especially for the Italian games, head to The Shamrock or Camden Town (commentary in Italian); while the city’s expat English, Irish, Welsh, Scottish and French rugby fans can be found mingling with Italian regulars at pubs such as the Fiddler’s Elbow, the Druid’s Den and Finnegans (commentary in English).A novelty this year is the opportunity to watch the two Six Nations games being played on Saturday 3 February: Wales-Scotland (15.15) and France-Ireland (17.45) on a large-screen inside the sporting complex Tre Fontane on Via delle Tre Fontane 5, located about 200m from EUR Magliana metro station on the B Line. Entry is free to the sporting complex which, from 10.00 until midnight, will host youth rugby matches, with food and beer available in addition to screening the Six Nations matches.Once again this year, those with tickets for the two Six Nations games in Rome will be entitled to free admission for two people to around 25 state and city museums during the weekends of both games, thanks to the IV Tempo Rugby e Cultura initiative.This year also sees Rome adhering once again to Roma gioca sostenibile, a sustainable transport initiative designed to help rugby fans reach the Olympic Stadium on foot, by bicycle or by public transport. Full details of how to get to the stadium, including a map with directions in English, can be found on the city's mobility website.Defending champions England will seek to win an historic third consecutive title in this year's Six Nations while the Azzurri will be keen to pass on the dreaded "wooden spoon", for coming bottom of the table last year.For full details of the tournament, which kicks off on 3 February and finishes on 17 March, see Six Nations website.
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