One of the most anticipated spring sporting events in Italy, the Italian Open, or Internazionali BNL d’Italia, takes place each May in Rome. The Open is one of the most important clay tennis tournaments on the tour, second to the French Open. First played at the Foro Italico in 1935, a stadium inspired by the Roman forums of old, the tournament is still played at the same location on the banks of the Tiber.
Now in its 76th year, the Open runs from 6th to 19th May 2019, and this year’s championship is set to have audiences on the edge of their seats as 2018 Italian Open champion, and clay court specialist, Rafael Nadal eyes up his ninth win, to extend his record-breaking number of Internazionali titles. Meanwhile, Ukrainian World Number 4 Elina Svitolina will be looking to replicate her impressive championship from last year and take the title for a second year in a row.
Talk to our concierge at the Hotel de Russie to ensure the best courtside seats at the tournament, and book into one of our beautifully-designed rooms and suites to make the most of Italy’s most exciting tennis tournaments.