- Sep 7, 2004
Who can tell me where to get tickets for Inter-matches ?
We are a group of 9 Dutch Interfans who would love to visit
Inter-Juve on the 28th of November.
The onlineticketsale via the official Inter Website is not working.
If you can help me please do.
How long are you planning on staying? Your itinerary will really depend on that. For example if you can go for 2 weeks, you can catch the Milan Derby on the 15th, go to Rome/Venice/Como in between, then return to Milan for the CL game on the 24th before leaving. 2 weeks would cost you between 1000 to 2000 dinars... 1 week would be around 1000. That's for two people inclusive of everything.
Book everything online. I always save about 25% on a trip. Hotel bookings, air tickets, train tickets, car rentals, airport transfers, anything you want can be found online. Plan ahead in detail, and have all your bookings done and paid for before you leave. I know it feels risky to trust someone on the other side of the world, but if they reply to your e-mails in time and answer your calls, then you can trust them.
Hotel in Milan - Stay anywhere in Milan as long as it's near a metro station. Milan has a great metro system, cheap, and you won't spend a penny on Taxis. Hotels are more expensive nearer to the middle of the city, so this will allow you to get the same quality for a cheaper price, in exchange for taking the metro every day to Duomo... which is an enjoyable experience in itself. Oh and you don't need to pick a fancy hotel... Milan is great in March and you'll spend most of your time outside, so you just need a nice place to sleep, not a spa and butler service. Make sure they have Internet though so you can plan things online and stay in touch.
Things to see in Milan - Go to the San Siro museum and tour on a non-game day when it's not busy. Visit the new Inter store which just opened up. The Inter offices in Via Durini, just walk in and ask to see the trophy room and if you're lucky there won't be a meeting (I had to go 6 times until it was empty). The regular touristy areas I'm sure you won't miss.
Match Tickets - You get your money's worth here... all the options are covered on this board. I was with friends who didn't have tickets and bought them 2 days before the game from the bookstore in Duomo and paid a quarter of what I paid. You shouldn't take that risk though, so in your specific situation an online site is the best option. Technically nobody has tickets until two weeks before the game as they aren't even printed, but these people know where to queue up before everyone else so it's 99% guaranteed. I highly recommend 1st4footballtickets.com as I and friends have used them 4 times in the past. Your tickets will be delivered anywhere you want, just ask them to bring it to the hotel... you can book a hotel now and give them the address, or just call them when you arrive in Milan and tell them your hotel/room number. You will pay around 200 to 300 dinars for 2 tickets.
Seating - I find that the best value for money is longside orange, 2nd tier. Go to the stadium 3 hours hours before the game (leave the hotel 3:30 hours before the game). Just follow the crowds wearing black and blue who will be all over the city and in every metro station. That'll give you enough time to take in the atmosphere, get in and find your seats, and watch the pre-match training. Avoid the Curva as you won't have the luxury of selecting exact seating tiers, and might end up in the middle of something your wife won't appreciate
Train to Rome - Newer express trains take 3:30 hours from Milan to Rome, and are just a little bit more expensive but worth it. Search for tickets online on sites like Trenitalia.com
Hotel in Rome - Stay near the spanish steps/via dei condotti. The metro sucks in Rome and will be a huge letdown after Milan, so you need to be within walking distance of interesting places. Rome is for more sightseeing, historical points, and great food.
Things to see in Rome - It's all touristy site seeing, and the shopping street is interesting as well. There's a little known restaurant where Roma players eat every other day... which serves the best spagetti bolognese in the world.. I'll fish out the name for you if you want to meet Totti
Money - Buy your Euros now! The rates are great... it's time to spend before it goes up again.
Visas - The italian embassy is great (located in burhama, opposite Zinj) ... they got me the Schengen in 2 days and it was valid for a year... but apply early just in case.
Other things to consider - almost everyone speaks english but staring with a boungiorno or a ciao makes everyone treat you better. Don't worrry about anything as it's all extremely tourist friendly. Always order and enjoy a Caprese salad... you don't get that same buffalo mozzerella anywhere else in the world. If you're a bit adventurous you can consider renting a car with GPS navigation for your cross country trips (and even a trip to appiano gentile to watch Inter training), but that's something I'd do with friends more than with the wife.
Finally, good luck and have a great time
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