6 Nations fixtures announced for 2016

The 6 Nations fixtures for 2016 have been announced and England's trip to Italy is set for the 14th February 2016! Yes Valentines Day! Where better to be than the land of love for this special date in our calendar. Rome is the birth place of St. Valentine's Day. Legend has it that it was due to the efforts and daring of a priest, Valentine or Valentinus, that the festival got its name. The story goes that during the reign of Emperor Claudius II Rome was involved in several bloody and unpopular campaigns. Claudius found it tough to get soldiers to fight for the city and felt the reason that men did not wish to join the army was because they did not want to leave their wives and families. As a result Claudius cancelled all marriages and engagements in Rome. A romantic at heart, Valentine the priest of Rome at the time, defied Claudius' unjustified order. Along with Marius, Valentine continued to marry couples in secrecy. When his defiance was discovered, Valentine was brutally beaten and put to death on February 14, around 270 AD. After his death Valentine was named a Saint. Pope Gelasius set aside 14th February to honour St. Valentine for his virtuous efforts in the name of love.

The second of the two fixtures in Rome in 2016 see Italy encounter Scotland on 27th February 2016. After a narrow 20-21 victory for Scotland in 2014 the Azzuri will be desperate the take revenge for the fratelli d'italia! We have great 3 night packages available for Italy v England departing from Bristol, London Gatwick, London Heathrow and Manchester. This match is sure to be a sell out as it was in 2014 so don't miss out, contact us today and book your place in Rome in 2016.

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