Football with a difference at Palio of Rome final -

March 21, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News can reveal that the birth of the great Italian city is celebrated in an interesting way in April, with two teams battling it out at the Stadio Olimpico to win the final of the Palio of Rome.

While the final will be held on April 21st, the lead-up to this fascinating event will have involved plenty of blood sweat and tears

The tournament begins with more than 376 men's teams and 17 women's teams and many other amateur clubs getting involved in massive competition, which sees more than 1600 games played before two teams reach the final.

One of the key parts of the contest is that everyone has the chance to play, which means that anyone heading to the Stadio Olimpico from their Rome hotels have no idea what shape, age or size the finalists will be.

Now in its seventh year, the organisers claimed that the tournament is unique in the way that it is set up, with major publication Corriere dello Sport backing.

The game starts at 21:30 (local time) and sports enthusiasts wanting to book tickets for the final should contact the Stadio Olimpico box office.

This stadium is normally used by Serie A football teams Lazio and Roma, boasting a capacity of more than 70,000.

To make the most of the Pallio of Rome final you should consider booking your hotel Roma to avoid disappointment.