School Sports tours to Italy

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Mamma mia, Italy’s a great choice for a school sports tour. The Italians love their sport, especially football (calcio) and rugby (pallovale or rugby a 15), so finding local opposition to challenge your team is never a problem. And you can always look forward to a warm welcome.

Sports similar to football have been played in Italy since Roman times – which is probably why Italians are so good at it. They’ve won the World Cup four times. They’re pretty decent at rugby too, especially in the north around the Po Valley and the Italian Lakes. And one thing you can be sure of when you book a school sports tour to Italy? Even the fussiest eaters are going to find plenty to keep them fuelled.

School Football Tour to the Italian Lakes

Italy is football-mad and the north is where the sport was born in the country. A number of Serie A giants are based around the lakes, including three of the


School Rugby Tour to the Italian Lakes

Here you will find great opposition of a similar standard to your team. Pit your skills against theirs before learning about Italian culture with post-match hospitality and exciting activities.



School Pro Training Football Tour to Atalanta B.C.

Atalanta B.C. is considered one of the most consistently well performing Italian clubs not based in a regional capital. Choosing Atalanta B.C. over one of the clubs in nearby 


School Football Tour to Venice

There’s plenty of good quality opposition here, as football is taken pretty seriously in Italy. Test your team’s skills in friendlies with local teams, building your players


School Rugby Tour to Venice

Your team will love the experience of combining rugby with the rich history and culture of Venice, as well as the incredible cuisine. You’ll also have the opportunity to


School Pro Training Rugby Tour to Verona

Your students will enjoy two training sessions with Verona Rugby Academy coaches, with access to the academy’s state-of-the-art training facilities. You’ll then be able


School Rugby Tour to the Lake District

There is fantastic depth of rugby, ensuring your team have the very best sporting experience. On your school rugby tour to the Lake District you’ll enjoy the very best


School Rugby Tour to Rome

As well as training sessions and friendly fixtures against local opposition of a similar standard, you’ll also be able to watch a Six Nations or Pro12 match.


Extra Activities

Canevaworld - Aquaparadise

For those wanting to have a fun filled day in the sun, then Aquaparadise is the perfect solution.

Boat Trip - Lake Garda

What better to see Lake Garda than from the lake itself. Taking a boat cruise from Riva del Garda to Limone or Malcesine is not only a lovely way to spend an hour or so, but can be used instead of using the coach which you pick up later in the day.

Medieval Times

This show is a feast for both the stomach and the eyes! Watch a medieval jousting tournament whilst dining like a king. This is an exciting, fun evening that is a real highlight of the tour.

Via Ferrata

Try your hand at a via ferrata – the original high ropes adventure. You’ll be safely attached to the course via a harness and ropes. Your group will enjoy an active half day filled with the spectacular views that used to be reserved for the birds!

Canyoning and Kayaking

Your students will love exploring the Italian lakes on a canyoning or kayaking adventure. Slide down natural rock chutes, leap off waterfalls and power your way across the water all within a breathtaking setting. All equipment is provided, as is a full safety briefing.


Enjoy a fun-filled day out with your team at Italy’s top theme park! Gardaland is often rated one of the best theme parks in the world. There’s certainly plenty to do here, from adrenaline pumping rollercoasters to the more sedate but no less exciting Sea Life Centre.

Venice Guided City Tour

Explore this former maritime republic with your team and see the beauty of Venice for yourself. Visit the Basilica di San Marco and the Doge’s Palace, two of the most iconic sights in the city.

Milan Guided City Tour

Don’t miss out on your chance to visit Italy’s fashion capital, Milan! This exciting city is historic, elegant and vibrant and there are some impressive sights too, such as the Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the Castello Sforzesco and La Scala opera house.


Take a trip into the world of movies at this fantastic theme park! Enjoy some thrilling rollercoasters, scare yourselves silly in the horror house and fight the cyborgs in a 5d game.

San Siro Tour & Museum

The San Siro Museum offers the whole history of AC Milan only a few meters from the legendary "Scale of Football" pitch. An extraordinary collection of historical objects, original jerseys and trophies recall the most important victories, players and events of the Rossoneri. You can also find natural-height statues of Franco Baresi, Cesare and Paolo Maldini, Gianni Rivera, Marco Van Basten, Ruud Gullit, Nils Liedholm, Nereo Rocco and many other champions of the Milan history. In closing, at pitch-side, you can take a picture with the dummy of your favourite team and admire the Curva celebration!

Aqualandia Water Park

Aqualandia is a theme water park which mimics a Caribbean Isle on the Adriatic see: a combination of cheerfulness, fun, extreme sports and water games.

Arena di Verona

One of the most powerful cities during the early rule of the Roman Empire, the old city of Verona is one of the best-preserved sections in the country.

Casa di Giulietta

Are you a fan of Shakespeare? Then you can't miss a visit to Juliet's house while on your school trip to Verona! As well as the famous balcony, there is a small museum with renaissance-era costumes and the bed used in Franco Zeffirelli's film adaptation.

Pro 14 match - Zebre or Benetton Treviso

Take the opportunity to see Pro 14 sides Zebre or Benetton Treviso play on your school rugby tour to Verona!

River Scrambling

River scrambling, or ghyll scrambling as it's known round these parts, is fun, team-building activity. You'll scramble over rocks and boulders, climb up waterfalls and plunge into deep pools of water - an exciting way to explore the landscape!

Indoor Climbing

With a number of climbing walls suitable for different levels, this indoor climbing centre in Keswick offers an exciting challenge for your group.


Not had enough competition on your tour? Ramp it up by taking your group paintballing! A guaranteed crowd pleaser, this makes a great addition to any sports tour.

Kayaking on Coniston Water

Learn to kayak on beautiful Coniston Water - the perfect way to experience the Lake District.

Gladiator School

Spend half a day at the Scuola Gladiatori Roma – Rome’s gladiator school. You’ll learn more about ancient Rome and its army, society, religion and culture. You’ll also try your hand at being a gladiator, practising the same skills that real Roman gladiators practised. You’ll learn to fight with a rudis (wooden training sword) and feel what it’s like to move in heavy armour.

Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre)

Echoing the giant stadiums of today, the Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre ever built by the Romans.

Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps

The Fontana di Trevi/Trevi Fountain is the most famous, and arguably the most beautiful,fountain in Rome. This impressive monument dominates

St. Peter's Basilica

This vast sixteenth-century Italian renaissance cathedral replaced an earlier structure dating from the fourth century, St. Peter's draws pilgrims and

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