Parma

Italy's culinary capital, the home of one of the countries premier Rugby franchises, and subsequent home of our immense Italian Rugby Experiences, Parma is our favourite and most spectacular destination for 2020/21.

Introducing: Parma

Parma has become the home of our Rugby Tours in Italy. Located an hour south of Milan’s Airports, the city of Parma is central to an Italian Rugby Heartland. A region famed for the best of Italy’s culinary offering, it is also a beating heart of our game, with the city itself being an off-the-track secret. With so many incredible cities in Italy, there are some which don’t make the tourist-bibles which would be front page news in other countries & Parma is one of them.

Rugby in the region is strong. The Italian Youth structure is at a level now comparable to anywhere else in the Six Nations, so if you’re a strong team looking for a test, or a junior team looking for comparable opposition, there is something for both. One thing is the same throughout though, the Terzo Tempo, or the after match ‘third-half,’ is always excellent.

Parma Highlights

1. Coaching Clinics with Zebre Captain & Italy Players including George Biagi & Edoardo Padovani.

2. Italian Tours endorsed by ex-Italy Captain Marco Bortolami

3. Visit the Home of Ferrari at Maranello

4. Traditional Dinner at Trattoria Corrieri or an epic-Argentinean Grill at La Meta Restaurant

5. Choose between Paintball, Go-Karting or an Italian Food Tour

6. 3* & 4* Hotel options in the heart of Parma

7. Hosted by the towns local club at Amatori Rugby Parma

Four Days in Parma

Day One

Fly to one of Milan's three airports

Transfer by Coach to Parma, a journey of around 90 minutes

Arrive, Check-In and explore the local area

Transfer to Cittadella de Rugby for a Training Session with Players & Coaches from Zebre

Dinner in the Amatori Rugby Clubhouse

Day Two

Wake Up to a Continental Breakfast

Transfer to a Rugby Club in Parma ahead of your first game

Transfer to Ferrari Museum in Maranello

Tour of Ferrari Museum & Pit Lane Experience

TOUR MATCH ONE

Post Match Reception, Food & Hospitality

Return to Parma

Dinner at Lo Stecco Grill. A favourite haunt of the Zebre team

 

Day Three

Continental Breakfast

Transfer to a local Rugby Club for your second fixture

TOUR MATCH TWO

Post Match Dinner & Hospitality  

Transfer to Stadio XXV Aprile to watch Zebre in the Guinness Pro-14

Return to Hotel

Traditional Dinner at Trattoria Corrieri

Day Four

Continental Breakfast

Morning at leisure in Parma

Check-Out of the Hotel

Transfer to the Airport

Key Information

The Rugby

With the help of Italian Rugby Legends Carlo Del Fava and Marco Bortolami, we are able to provide a magnificent Rugby Experience in Parma.

Whether it be a coaching clinic with Marco and his former team-mates from Zebre, a Q&A over Breakfast or tickets to a match in the Guinness Pro-12, it is available here. Couple this with some games of your own, and you have some Rugby tour on offer.

Air

Parma is located 1.5 Hours south of Milan. Milan has three airports serving budget and chartered airlines alike.

If you were to combine Parma with another of our Italian locations, Lake Como is 2 Hours North, Venice 4 Hours North-East and Rome 3 Hours South. 

Hotel

Our tours are based around one of two ideal city-centre Hotels & the incredible hosts at Amatori Rugby Parma. The ‘Tre Viole’ share a campus with the Italian Pro-Franchise, Zebre. At this venue, you’ll train, eat like kings, meet and learn from Italian Internationals & then see them in action at the Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi. The hosts at Amatori are without rival. On a tour last Spring, they arranged & sorted the pay-per-view of an Anthony Joshua fight at the last minute, despite the tourists neither playing or training at the club that day.

Zebre Pro 14 Fixtures

16th Feb – Zebre Vs Leinster

2nd Mar – Zebre Vs Glasgow

5th April – Zebre Vs Connacht

25th April  - Zebre Vs Benetton Treviso

Amatori Parma Mini & Youth Rugby Tournament

Amatori Parma host their annual Mini & Youth Rugby Tournament in the City on 5th & 6th April 2019. The Tourmament offers U8, U10, U12 and U14 Rugby & in 2018, the club hosted 2200 players from across Italy & beyond.

The U14 Event is staged over 2-days, with the final being played on the Stadio XXV Aprile pitch, the home of Zebre.  

 

Filippo Cantoni Tournament at Rugby Colorno

Rugby Colorno, one of the Parma regions most successful clubs, hosts an annual Easter tournament at U16 Level. The Rugby is played on Good Friday and Easter Saturday, with previous winners including RGC1404 from North Wales and Camps Bay High School from South Africa.

The event in 2019 will be staged over the 19th & 20th April.