Italy soccer tours with WorldStrides Excel Programs

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About Italy

Italy is known as the country of “Life and Style”, of art and culture, of good food and fashion, and it is the ideal place for any kind of traveler. Visit the countless museums, historic monuments, and beautiful landscapes, ski on thrilling mountain slopes, taste remarkable cuisine. From quaint artistic villages to historically-important towns and cosmopolitan cities, there is something here for everyone. Come play soccer in Italy and you will instantly realize that Italian soccer can only be described as passionate and exciting!

Como

Soccer players from Marlyand sitting in a locker room in front of a row of hanging jerseys at the San Siro Stadium
Como is a lively and pleasant town with an appealing historic center and a scenic location at the southern end of the east branch of Lake Como. Lake Como, also called “The Star with Three Points,” is made up of three branches, united in the charming central lake. Como occupies a very strategic position and is the perfect base to explore Milan and parts of Switzerland.

Sights to see in Como:

  • Cathedral of Como
  • San Fedele Cathedral
  • Porta Vittoria
  • Basilica of Sant’Abbondio
  • Lido Villa Olmo
  • Bellagio at Lake Como
  • Como Funicular
  • Funicular Railway
  • Volto Lighthouse
  • Isola Comacina and much more!

“Italy was wonderful! and exhausting!!! We packed so much into ten days! I think everyone really enjoyed themselves and we broke even with the soccer games. The trip was everything it could have been because of Lara, our tour manager. What a great way to enjoy the sites of Italy with someone to guide you every step.”
– Renee Sbrocco, PFA Cosmos (Maryland)

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Venice

Group of Boys and Girls soccer players posing for a photo in front of the Marco Square Buildings in Venice.
Venezia, La Serenissima, Queen of the Adriatic, City of Canals and Palaces – Venice’s nature is dual: water and land, long history and doubtful future, airy delicacy and dim melancholy. If this precious place does sink, the world will be the poorer. For a thousand years, the city was one of the most enduring mercantile sea powers on the face of the earth. Today, the brilliance and influence have long since faded, leaving a town of tarnished glories, out of time and out of place, so achingly beautiful it’s hard not to look for the back of the set.

Sights to see in Venice:

  • St. Mark’s Square
  • Doge’s Palace
  • Torre dell’Ordogio
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • Basilica San Marco
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Galleria dell’Accademia
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection
  • Venice Lido
  • Campanile
  • Gondola Ride
  • Grand Canal
  • Rialto Market and much more!

“We had an excellent experience in Italy. Our travel was great, the guides were very knowledgeable and professional and had flexibility to adapt our schedule as needed for the group. As always the sights, smells and tastes of Italy were amazing and the girls discovered the rich history from Roman ruins, to the marble streets of Verona and Venice and the spectacular Duomo in Milan. It truly was the trip of a lifetime for them to play against very good teams and be welcomed by the teams and their families with meals and hospitality. I would highly recommend Excel Sports for your team’s next trip abroad.”
– Chris Wilson, EPSYA

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Florence

Womens soccer team sitting on a green lawn with cypress trees and houses in the background.
Few cities are as easy to fall in love with during a short stay than Florence. As the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence is known for its incredible art and architecture and its vast history and culture. Impressive buildings, remarkable galleries, and beautiful churches are crammed with treasures depicting the Florentine love of display. The russet rooftops and lofty domes of Florence’s skyline provide a picturesque view of the striking city. There are also many side trips from Florence, such as Pisa and the Chianti Region.

Sights to see in Florence:

  • Michelangelo’s David
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Signoria Square
  • Old Bridge
  • Uffizi Palace
  • Uiffzi Gallery
  • Duomo of Florence
  • The Dome of Brunelleschi
  • Pitti Palace
  • Octagonal Baptistery
  • Museo dell’Opera del Duomo
  • II Gelato Vivoli
  • Santa Croce
  • Museo Nazionale del Bargello
  • Mercato Centrale and much more!

“Playing various teams from Italy exposed me, as well as the rest of the team, to a different style of play and we look to incorporate these new skills and ideas into our program as we head into our next season.”
– Sarah Olick-Stuphen, William Smith College Women’s Soccer

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Rome

Girls and Boys soccer team from Pennsylvania standing in front of an arched stadium in Italy
It’s hard to say what you’ll find most breathtaking about the Eternal City – the historical buildings, the fabulous artwork, the modern vs. ancient duality, the great food, or the interesting mix of people. Make like the locals and arouse your senses in the multitude of pleasures the city has to offer, from the thrill of feeling centuries of turbulent history under your feet to the enjoyment of eating chestnut gelato on a hot day. Here, modern city buildings sit next to ancient city ruins, young college tourists sit next to weathered travelers, making this is a city for everyone.

Sights to see in Rome:

  • The Colosseum
  • Pantheon
  • Vatican City
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Vatican Museums
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Spanish Steps
  • Capitoline Museum
  • Borghese Gallery
  • Borghese Gardens
  • Piazza Navona
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Campo de’Fiori
  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Trastevere
  • Ostia Antica
  • Ponte Sant’Angelo and much more!

“Everyone loved Italy! Our Tour Director and bus driver did an excellent job. Our Tour Director was with us every step of the way from the time we landed till the moment of our departure, he did all he could to make our stay the best possible experience ever. Thanks to Excel for a wonderful trip!”
– Julian DiDonato, FC Westchester

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