The annual tennis tournament attracts players and fans from around the world, the men’s game is one of the ATP World Tour Masters and the ladies competition is part of the Women’s Tennis Association events. Held on clay courts, the Italian Open is one of the highlights on the tennis circuit and sits alongside Wimbledon and the French Open. See big names compete such as seven times winner Rafael Nadal and current champion Andy Murray, whilst the women’s game has the popular Williams sisters and Maria Sharapova among the ranks. Elsewhere you may also see the tournament referred to as the Rome Masters, or the Italian Championships.
The nearest airports to Rome are Ciampino Airport and Fiumicino Airport, both of which are less than 45 minutes into the city. Free shuttle buses are available to the tennis from Fiumicino. Ticket prices for the games vary depending on the court, which seats you purchase and how far into the tournament the matches are. These range from €31 to €63 for the initial rounds, whilst the final can cost €115 to €360. Whilst if you wish to visit the grounds during training sessions, you may only pay as little as €7 to catch site of your favourite players warming up.
As with many sporting events tickets sell out fast, especially for the finals, so the earlier you look to book the more chance you have of seeing a big game. If you miss out on the finals though don’t worry, for you may get to see an upset elsewhere. Those travelling on a budget may wish to take in the earlier rounds, or even just soak up the atmosphere by watching the best players in the world in their training sessions. If you’re taking clients on a business trip, then go all out to impress by upgrading to the corporate hospitality.
If you’re visiting Rome for the Italian Open choose from a vast selection of villas and apartments, holiday homes and private rentals near to the Foro Italico complex. Whether you stay near the venue or elsewhere in the city it is easy to get around Rome on foot or via public transport. Check our accommodation in Rome.
Home of the Catholic Church and Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica are also worth visiting. The famous Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum are all within ancient Rome. Nearby in the city you will find the famous Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon temple.
Find out more information about the Italian Open including: scores, schedule of matches, tennis players, news, videos, photo’s, ticket information and corporate hospitality visit the official website.
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