Volleyball in Italy

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In 1922, American airmen introduced the sport of volleyball to Italy. The sport has spread throughout the country in popularity, and it may soon become the main sport for Italian women. With a variety of leagues and Serie A through Serie D competition, Italy is an ideal spot for all volleyball competitors.

Beach volleyball is also important to Italian sports culture. With Italy's beautiful coast, they have plenty of sand to practice on. A volleyball tour of Italy may include indoor volleyball games against local competition and beach volleyball games against local clubs, amateur, or professional teams. 

Italy's history, beauty, culture, and passion for volleyball make it an ideal destination for a team to compete and explore. The ancient city of Rome could entertain guests for weeks in order to see all of the monuments, museums, and ruins that the city has to offer. To name a few, the PantheonSt. Peter's Basilica and  the Vatican, the Roman Forum, the Piazza del Popolo, and the Colosseum could all fill up a few days in the world-renowned city. A visit to Italy could easily expand out of Rome and take you to destinations such as the charming countryside of Tuscany or the winding canals of Venice. Ideal for volleyball competition and perfect for a vacation, a trip to Italy is a guaranteed memorable experience.

 

Snapshot Itinerary


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Roman Achievements

 

AM: Experience the glory and history of Rome with visits to popular spots including: the Coliseum, Roman Forum, Foro Trajano, Bath of Caracalla the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo, and the Villa Borghese gardens.

PM: Begin your evening with your first game against a Roman team. After the game, explore your own interests in Rome and rejuvenate for the next day of adventures. 

(Sleep in Rome)

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The Vatican

 

AM: Enjoy breakfast in Rome before heading to the Vatican for a guided tour.

PM: (11:00-5:00) Experience a guided tour of the Vatican by visting the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums which will include the Pio Clementino, the Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of the Candelabra, and the world famous St. Peter's Basilica

(Sleep in Rome)

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Charming Italian Countryside 

 

AM: Travel only a few hours north to Assisi. Complete the morning with a brunch and check into local hotel.

PM: Enjoy a guided tour of Assisi with stops at San Damiano, Santa Maria degli Angeli, Rocca Maggiore and the breathtaking view of the entire city from the Basilica di San Francesco. Throughout the day, experience the sheer beauty of Italy's rolling hills.

(Sleep near Perugia)

 

Gustav's Corner: Italian Expertise

Special thanks to and images copyrighted by ProActive Travel Group, Francisco Flores, Parma Volley Girls, and Umberto Rotundo.

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