Planning a Football Trip to Sassuolo? Free guide – where to stay, eat, drink and how to get tickets & to the stadium.
Sassuolo play in Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia is a city in northern Italy, in the Emilia-Romagna region. It has about 170,000 inhabitants and is the main comune (municipality) of the Province of Reggio Emilia.
It’s unlikely that you are going to plan a Football Trip to Ravenna as their team is not one of the Italian greats, however it may be a place you head as a day trip from Bologna
You can read more about Bologna and other ways to get to Bologna via our trip guide to Planning a Football Trip to Bologna
Football Trip to Sassuolo – How to get to Reggio Emilia & How to get around
Football Trip to Sassuolo – Fly to Reggio Emilia
The closest major airport is Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ / LIPE), which has international and domestic flights from Bologna, Italy and is 40km from Reggio Emilia , Italy.
From Bologna Airport you will need to get to Bologna Central station, from there you can get a regular train. Trains are fairly regular, 3 an hour from 5am to around 19:00. So it’s important to note that whilst you can get a train from Bologna to Reggio Emilia for an evening game you cannot get one back. It’s between and hour and 90 minutes on the train.
Football Trip to Sassuolo – Travel Around Reggio Emilia
The town is easily walkable, though it expands over more than 183,000 square meters. In the historic centre, closed by an imaginary line where the city wall once stood, we find the most important buildings. The town is crossed by a fundamental street, the Emilia way, the historic Roman way that once connected Reggio Emilia with other important towns and cities of the Region, and that still represents one of the main traffic ways in Italy. The street runs right through the middle of the town, in an east-west direction.
Reggio Emilia is well served by a wide trolleybus service – one of the biggest in Italy – composed of 3 lines, and a bus service; all the means of transport are provided by SETA (Società Emiliana Trasposrti Autofiloviari). Tickets can be bought directly on the bus, thanks to an automatic ticket machine (the machine is not giving change so it’s better to have the exact amount in coins). Urban buses run from 6AM-9PM; the night urban line 7N runs from 8:30PM-10:30PM. Extra-urban buses run through all the surrounding Province at many different times and on many different routes.
Football Trip to Sassuolo – How to Get to the Match
Sassuolo FC was founded in 1912 and has spent the majority of its existence playing in Serie B. Currently it plays in Lega Pro after being relegated in 2016 after a twelve years stint in Serie B.
Sassuolo first took part Italian football league in 1912–13, where they competed in the top division. These early years saw the purchase of Attilio Fresia, perhaps the greatest player in the club’s history. During the period of the first world war, the team won the 1916 Coppa Federale
They have played in Serie A twice in their history, the last time was the 2000/1 season
Football Trip to Sassuolo – The Stadium
The stadium was built in 1936 and holds 21,151 people. The stadium was opened in 1995 with a sold out match between Reggiana and Juventus. In the aftermath of Reggiana’s dissolution and reconstitution in 2005, the club lost the property of the stadium, which was assigned to the Tribunal of Reggio Emilia. The reconstituted Reggiana continued to play in the stadium and had its headquarters and its historical museum located in the Main Stand; in the same years the shopping mall “I Petali” was built behind the Away End and the East Stand, with a good range of shops, cinemas, gyms and restaurants. Stadio Giglio was renamed by the Municipality “Città del Tricolore”, referring to the fact that the Italian Tricolour was created in Reggio Emilia in 1797
The stadium hosted the 2016 UEFA Women’s Champions League Final.
Football Trip to Sassuolo – Getting to the Stadium
Città del Tricolore is located on the north-eastern edge of the city of Reggio Emilia at about 2.5 kilometres from its historic centre. The distance from the train station, located east of the centre, is slightly shorter.
When arriving in Reggio Emilia by train:
• from the central station (Marconi sq.) it is possible to reach the stadium on foot crossing Europa sq. or by bus, line number 5 (as of October 2013)
• from the AV Mediopadana station (via Cittò del tricolore) it is possible to reach the stadium on foot along via Gramsci
Football Trip to Sassuolo – Getting Tickets
Sassuolo F.C. are currently playing at the highest level in their history. Tickets for games against the top teams in Serie A are possible to get but the lowest price 30 euros tickets are not easy so expect to pay 60 or 70 euros if they are playing Juventus, Roma or one of the Milan clubs. Other teams might be easier, they start Italian Cup games at 10 euros.
Tickets are available online at www.vivaticket.it
Find details of upcoming games on the Sassuolo website
Football Trip to Sassuolo – Fixtures
When planning your football trip please note that the dates shown represent the weekend that the game is scheduled to take place and games are likely to change through the season and be moved for TV scheduling.
Plan your Football Trip to Sassuolo with our full list of fixture
The schedule for kick-off times in Italy can be found our Planning a Football Trip to Italy page (COMING SOON)
Football Trip to Sassuolo – Where to stay. What to See. Where to Eat. Where to Drink
Football Trip to Sassuolo – Where to stay
It’s only small so stay in the centre if visiting for a midweek game, if not stay in Bologna
Football Trip to Sassuolo – What else to see & do
Italy’s tri-colour flag was first adopted in Reggio Emilia. There is the “Tricolore’s Room” in City Hall and a small museum where you can learn about how the flag was chosen to represent the Cispadane Republic in 1797 (60 years before Italy became a country).
Reggio Emilia Cathedral – In February 2009 it was announced that a Roman mosaic floor filled with scenes depicting pagan rites and oriental gods had been discovered underneath the cathedral. The mosaic pavement, which measures 13 square meters and dates to the 4th century AD, was unearthed at a depth of about 4 meters below the ground during archaeological investigations in the crypt
Where to eat and drink in Reggio Emilia
There are a few decent looking pubs to try;
Arrogant Pub (Via Luca della Robbia) – Amazing selection of beers on tap, they often change the beers. Nice burgers and kind staff.
The Blender Pub (Via Nicolo’ Copernico 26/D) – The pub is located near the highway, and it has a wide selection of beers.
Aloisius Pub (Via Mafalda di Savoia Assia 4) – Opened In 1999, brewery specializes in tapping of German beers.
Wild Hops Beer Shop (Via Unione Sovietica 1/b)
La Fabbrica della Birra (ia Dei Gonzaga 41)