Aironi is a new rugby franchise based in the north of Italy that was formed from the joining of eight clubs, the largest being Viadana which makes up more than half of the new club…

As the match between Aironi and Leinster is now confirmed for Saturday 23rd April (Easter Weekend) at 2.30pm local time, the OLSC has put together some information for those interested in heading over to cheer on the boys in blue. After the visit to Treviso last we can highly recommend another visit to Italy.

Aironi will be playing this fixture at Stadio Luigi Zaffanella in Viadana (they also play from time to time in Reggio Emilia’s Stadio Giglio).

Direct flights from Dublin (all distances are to/from Viadana by car)

Bologna (Ryanair) – 76 kms / 1 hour
Milan Linate (Aer Lingus) – 153 kms / 2 hours
Bergamo (Ryanair) – 150 kms / 2 hours
Milan Malpensa (Aer Lingus) – 200kms – 2.5 hours
Venice (Aer Lingus) – 207 kms – 2.5 hours
Venice Treviso (Ryanair) – 237 kms – 3 hours

Flights via the UK (all distances are to/from Viadana by car)

Parma (Ryanair) – 21 kms/30 minutes or Verona (Ryanair) – 59 kms/1 hour

Getting to/from the airport to Viadana or Parma

Italian Rail –
Car Hire –


There is limited accommodation in Viadana, you could try or
Alternatively you may want to stay in Parma (45-minute drive from the Stadio Zaffanella) where there are more accommodation options (and nightlife) it seems, visit
Public transport between Parma and the ground is poor we are told so you may wish to hire a car for the airport journey and use it for the trip to/from the ground. Subject to sufficient demand the OLSC may run a shuttle bus to/from the ground on match day.

Please e-mail with how many seats you would be interested in and we will contact you with further information and estimated costs.

Charter Options
The charter option has now sold out


  We recommend purchasing tickets in the ‘Tribune Lateral Destra’ from Aironi’s ticketing partner at: