The sports facilities in northern Italy are outstanding, making it the perfect location to bring your team for hockey, rugby, football, volleyball, basketball and swimming. Two of our favourite bases are the Bella Italia in Lignano and the Veronello Resort by Lake Garda. We also recommend the elite level facilities at the Verona Rugby Academy – with dorm rooms on-site that can sleep up to 34 people and a training base even if you’re not on-site, the pitches and facilities are second to none. We will arrange sessions for your team to train and fixtures with local teams and clubs.
This area of Italy also offers incredible places to visit within a short radius, including the historic cities of Venice, Verona and Modena. Lake Garda offers a beautiful backdrop to your training, as well as watersport and hiking experiences for your team. Your students can also get their thrills from a Pit-Stop Experience at the Ferrari Museum, the Aquasplash Waterpark and Gardaland amusement park.
Take a look below at an example itinerary for rugby sports tours to Italy. Remember, all of our school trips are completely customisable so enquire now for tailored sports tours to Italy or one of our other destinations.
*Prices based on groups of 20 students and 2 free teachers, not including flights.
✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs, including airport pick-up and drop-off
✓ All activities listed in the itinerary
✓ 1 free teacher per 10 paying students
✓ 24-hour emergency contact support during the trip
✓ Detailed pre-departure summary & briefing
✓ Full financial failure protection
✓ Public liability insurance
✓ Our trips are fully risk-assessed
Day 1: Arrive in Italy
- Arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport where our enthusiastic Adventure Leader will be waiting for you at the arrivals gate, waving our Learning Adventure flag. Transfer to your accommodation at the Bella Italia in Lignano. Settle in
before enjoying a welcome dinner in the hotel.
- Relax at the hotel pool and attend a team presentation to start off your tour.
Day 2: Training sessions
- Just across the road from the main accommodation base, you will find a pristine rugby training field, alongside a similarly well-manicured grass football pitch. Today, enjoy multiple sessions training together as a team. You will have access to the field for 90 mins per session booked.