Fan guide to Rome
Scotland travel to Rome this Saturday for round three of the Guinness Six Nations, where they'll face Italy at the Stadio Olimpico. We’ve pulled together key information for travelling fans supporting Scotland on the road.
When it is being played?
Saturday 22 February (3.15pm local time, 2.15pm GMT) - available to watch live on ITV and DMAX in Italy.
Address: Stadio Olimpico; Via Foro Italico, 00194 Roma
The stadium hosted the 1960 Olympic Games, football’s 1990 World Cup Final and is part of the upcoming Euro 2020 tournament. It has a capacity of over 72,000.
There have been 30 matches between the teams with Scotland winning 22 and Italy eight.
The sides first met in 1996 when Scotland won 29-22 in Edinburgh, overcoming a half-time deficit thanks, in part, to a double from winger Kenny Logan.
Of the 12 fixtures held in Italy, the teams have six wins apiece, with Scotland prevailing 29-27 two years ago, thanks to a nerveless late penalty from scrum-half Greig Laidlaw.
In our last meeting in the 2019 Guinness Six Nations at BT Murrayfield, Blair Kinghorn scored a hat-trick to secure a 33-20 victory.
Watch highlights for the fixture below.
Getting to the stadium
Stadio Olimpico is located towards the north of Rome, about four kilometres north of Vatican City.
The FIR suggest downloading their mobile app to help plan your journey to the stadium, making it easy to choose the best route, either by taxi, public transport or cycling. Download the app on Android and iOS at http://app.federugby.it.
Meet the players
The Macron store in Rome is inviting fans to come along and meet both Scotland and Italy players on the eve of the game (Friday 21 February) from 6.30pm until 8pm.
It’ll be a great opportunity to shop in the store at Piazza San Silvestro in Rome and meet players before the rugby action.
Round 3 in Italy
Scotland U20 and Scotland Women also travel for fixtures this weekend.
Scotland U20 face their Italian counterparts on Friday 21 February at 7pm local time (6pm GMT) at Stadio Mirabello with the game available to watch live on Facebook.
Scotland Women round off the weekend of rugby as they play on Sunday afternoon at 5pm local time (4pm GMT) at the Stadio Giovanni Mari in Legnano. The match is available to watch on BBC Alba.