Sportsfest Italy school sports tours

Time for a Italian Sportsfest!

This high octane, high value and high spirited Italian SportsFest on the Adriatic coast is definitely an offer you can’t refuse. Italy school sports tours are popular choices for groups wishing to enjoy a multi sports tours in a fantastic purpose built sports destination.

There’s a non-stop schedule to enjoy throughout tour:

  • Professional coaching sessions by experienced coaches
  • Matches that are evenly matched
  • The chance to visit the Dacia Arena and Udine
  • Action-packed programme of evening entertainment

SportsFest has been our most consistently popular tournament event for the last 10 years. That’s because it is great value for money and the action packed itinerary includes professional coaching sessions and matches. You also get the chance to visit this spectacular region of Italy and enjoy a fun filled programme of evening entertainment.

Excursions and local highlights

The local excursions are another key part of the programme. Udine is always popular as you’re in the gastronomic capital of Friuli. Its medieval centre is set against a backdrop of Venetian arches, Grecian statues and Roman columns and there are numerous little cafes to sit out and grab a coffee whilst watching the world go by. For sports tours the highlight of the day is a tour of the Stadio Friuli, known now as the Dacia Arena, which is the home of Serie A team Udinese. Only opened in 2016, this is one of the few stadiums in Italy which is actually owned by the club and your group can enjoy a behind the scenes tour.

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Sportsfest Italy school sports tours

  • Duration: 7 days
  • Board: Full board
  • Passengers: 40
  • Free Staff Places: 5


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Bella Italia Village

Excursions & Inclusions

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Dacia Arena and Udine

Where it’s held

Destination Lignano Riviera!

Lignano Sabbiadoro is a spectacular peninsula on the Adriatic Sea, just up the coast line from Venice. As one of the main northern Italian summer resorts it boasts 8km of golden sands on its blue flag beaches on the Lignano Riviera. SportsFest is held at the purpose built sports tours destination Bella Italia Village which gives you all the sports facilities that you require as well as only being a short walk along the promenade to the fashionable pedestrianised centre of Sabbiadoro.

The Bella Italia Village

The Bella Italia Village is a self contained sports resort which we believe is the best of its kind for school sports tours. Offered exclusively by Activ4 School Tours this purpose built destination is set in 60 hectares of pine forest and has over a kilometre of its very own beach.

The international standard facilities include three football centres, four basketball courts, a spectacular indoor stadium for netball and an Olympic swimming pool and not only that it has its very own water park onsite.

Sample Itinerary for Sportsfest Italy school sports tours

Day 1 Depart the UK

Depart from school and head to Dover where you will cross the channel to Calais travelling overnight to the resort of Lignano Sabbiadoro.

Day 2 Arrive at Bella Italia Village

On arrival at the Bella Italia Village, an Activ4 School Tours Representative will assist you with check in to ensure that there are no problems. Once you’ve settled into your accommodation why not take a wander around the 60 hectares of forest. As with all areas of Activ4 School Tours programmes, evening entertainments will be carefully planned for your group

Day 3 Coaching Sessions and the Beach

Coaching sessions take place throughout the day, for football these will be on both astro and grass pitches. The netball coaching will be in the spectacular indoor stadium. Fixtures will get started after the first coaching sessions it’s always a bonus for teams to watch each other play. In between groups can enjoy relaxing at the onsite water park or at the beach.

Day 4 Excursion to Udine with Dacia Arena

Today gives your group the chance to visit the gastronomic capital of Friuli, Udine. There are numerous little cafes to sit out and grab a coffee whilst watching the world go by. For keen sporting fans the highlight of the day is a tour of the Stadio Friuli, known now as the Dacia Arena. Your group can enjoy a behind the scenes tour.

Day 5 Final Day of Sport and Disco Night

Back to sport this morning with your final coaching session where the students can prepare for today’s fixtures. The students will have acclimatised to their surroundings and will be keen to put in a good performance later on in the day for the final fixtures. As it’s the final night what better way to finish your tour than with a disco.

Day 6 Journey to Calais

Unfortunately all good things come to an end and today you return to the UK. After breakfast it’s time to check out and board the coach for your journey to Calais.

Day 7 Arrival in UK

On arrival in Calais you will set sail to Dover and travel back to school. The tour officially ends when you get back to the UK, but with a trip this great we are sure that it will live long in the memory.

Sportsfest Italy school sports tours

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