Northern Italy 5 Day Tour

Rugby is one of the fastest growing sports in Italy. Our Northern Italy trip offers the wonderful combination of being able to enjoy the spectacular surroundings of Northern Italy, such as Lake Garda and Riva as well as being tested against a high standard of local opposition.

Topflight for schools has been operating rugby tours to northern Italy for a number of years, and we have forged many great relationships between clubs, schools and the Italian federation of rugby. Using Lake Garda as a base, we are within striking distance of Calvisano, Parma, Brescia and Treviso and designing a rugby tour to suit your needs is what we do best.
Irish schools who have most recently toured Northern Italy include: 1) Presentation Brothers College, Cork. 2) St. Mary’s College, Dublin. 3) Belfast High School.
With Martha Zanelli as our Topflight representative in Italy to look after you on your rugby tour, we’ve got this one covered.


Rugby & Lake Garda (4 night/5 day rugby tour)

•Return flights from Ireland to Verona/Venice or Milan.
•Coach transfer to hotel or hostel accommodation on Lake Garda.
•Accommodation on H/board basis.
•2 games arranged with local schools or clubs with post-match hospitality.
•Matches arranged against Italian academy u/17 or u/18 side depending on availability during the season.
•Topflight representative available to assist you on your tour.
•All pitch hire associated with matches and training.
•All nominated excursions – Choose from Venice, Gardaland, Riva, Monte Baldo, Sirmione, water related leisure activities on the lake.
•End of tour BBQ.

Sample Itinerary

Rugby & Lake Garda

Rugby & Lake Garda (4 night/5 day rugby tour)

Day 1

  • Depart local airport for Verona/Venice/Milan
  • Tour of San Siro/Venice or Verona
  • Coach transfer to your 3* hotel on Lake Garda
  • Check – in.
  • Welcome dinner for rugby group & overnight in Hotel


Day 2
# Rugby Match 1
  • Breakfast in Hotel
  • Match preparation
  • Transfer to game against local school or club
  • # Rugby match 1
  • Enjoy some post match hospitality with your hosts
  • Transfer to Sirmione for evening excursion
  • Dinner and overnight in Hotel
Day 3
Excursion to Garda land theme park or Venice
  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Transfer to Garda Land theme park for full day excursion
  • Evening at South Garda Karting
  • Dinner and overnight in Hotel
Day 4
# Match day 2
  • Breakfast in Hotel
  • Morning on Lake
  • Transfer to game against local school or club
  • #Rugby game 2
  • Post match hospitality with hosts
  • Dinner and overnight in Hotel
  • Free evening


Day 5
  • Breakfast in Hotel
  • Morning in pool
  • Check out of hotel
  • Transfer to Airport
  • Home

The above is only a sample itinerary.

We can tailor make an itinerary to suit your needs and your budget.

Choose from a training camp rugby tour or train and play while enjoying what the lake area has to offer.

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