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Italian Soccer Academy

AC Cugini
Award-Winning Play Soccer in Italy Program

AC Cugini's "Play Soccer in Italy" international program was developed in 2001 to further expose American players to Italian player development; allow players the opportunity to add international playing and training experience to their soccer background, of great value to college recruiters; offer the most talented players access to Italian talent scouts, and have American youth and their families experience the countless wonders of the Italian culture and history. This highly successful program was an important element of the special recognition which AC Cugini received in 2004 from the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI). In 2012, CONI appointed AC Cugini President Fabio Diletti as international representative of the newly created CONI Servizi division. This rare distinction allows AC Cugini to bring soccer players of all ages (as well as athletes in other sports) to train and stay at the Italian Olympic Athletes Training Center in Rome. As before, all AC Cugini members will have the opportunity to participate in exceptional international programming in Italy including tournament play against Italian teams.

Programs in Italy Year Round

Because of AC Cugini's  long history of working with soccer organizations in Italy and our staff's ability to communicate fluently in Italian, we have developed many high-level contacts in Italy which allows us the unique opportunity to create one-of-a-kind programs in Italy for American youth players and coaches as well as programs for the over 21 age group. We do not take players to the commonly known international tournaments in Italy offered by numerous tour operators where a U.S. team could end up playing against another U.S. team or Canadian teams. Our focus has always been to create a unique experience where Americans play against Italian teams or train with professional Italian clubs or Italian National Olympic Committee Servizi and Italian Soccer Federation staff. This also allows our youth participants the chance to be reviewed closely by talent scouts from professional Italian clubs.


Play Soccer in the Cradle of the Renaissance
Florence, Italy, July 21-28, 2019


Men & Women Age 18 & Older

All skill levels welcome!

Registration closes May 20!!




Play Soccer in Italy 2019 Registration Packet

Spots are only reserved upon receipt of registration and payment

Discounts
Groups of 6 pay for only 5 people! 

Don't delay, gather your group today!
Details contact Lisa Cherubini:  [email protected].


The Play Soccer in Italy 2019 program  offers teams — or single players — the rare opportunity to play soccer in Italy with local Italians while exploring the wonders of Florence and the beautiful region of Tuscany. 

All players will be assigned to a team upon arrival in Florence if not registering in advance as a full team; teams may be coed. The program is open to players of all skill levels!  Non players are also welcome and do not have to be traveling with a soccer playing person. Entire families and groups of friends may register.


This unique cross-cultural sports and social program  includes 2 friendly matches with Italian players from Florence and 2 training sessions with AC Cugini President Fabio Diletti, a professional trainer, talent scout, and representative for the Italian National Olympic Committee. There is also ample free time to visit Florence’s countless museums and extraordinary architectural sights, and to dine, shop, and enjoy Florence’s very lively nightlife, including fabulous rooftop bars.

Soccer players may also register a non-playing friend or family member. NOTE: Spots are filled on a first-come, first -served basis and can only be reserved by submitting registration packet and waiver forms along with full payment to: Cugini Soccer, PO Box 175, Great Falls, VA 22066. For more information or special assistance, contact Lisa Cherubini: [email protected].


Rates: With $400 discount applied:

  • Double Room for 2 Rate: $1430 per person 
  • Single Room Rate: $1750 per person
  • Airfare Not Included


Program Highlights 

  • 2 friendly soccer matches with local Italian players mixed in with American players  
  • 2 training sessions with professional trainers and talent scouts for Italian clubs
  • Uniform kit for team players
  • 7-night stay with breakfast daily at 3-star Hotel in single or double rooms with private bath and air conditioning
  • Welcome "Aperitivo” for group at the Hotel with drink, pizza, and appetizers
  • 1 group Aperitivo at a Florence enoteca (wine bar) with wine tasting from various Italian regions, appetizers
  • 1 group dinner at the Hotel
  • 1 group dinner at a Florence restaurant
  • "Wellness & Wine” Tour in the Chianti Countryside with visit to thermal hot springs spa followed by a vineyard tour, wine tasting, and traditional Tuscan dinner  
  • Visit to the Museo del Calcio — the Italian national soccer museum 
  • Airport transfer via private bus: July 21 from Florence Peretola Airport to Hotel
  • 2-3 bilingual tour guides for all group activities; 24-hour emergency assistance from Cugini tour guides



Play Soccer in Italy 2018

Roma and Italian Adriatic

July 2-12, 2018


Play Soccer in Italy 2017

Roma and Montesilvano on the Italian Adriatic

July 3-13, 2017