Newport Holiday with Team Italy

Team Itinerary, July 21 - 24, 2022

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022

Team Italy has landed, ready to paint the town green, white, and red on its 10th-anniversary tour of Newport.  Join the visitors and Team USA for a Friday rooftop reception at The Brenton Hotel, then catch up with the players as they explore the best of the City by the Sea.  From mansions to sailing, tennis, and tours, the whirlwind itinerary is set for maximum fun.

Thursday

The players flew in from Rome, and boy are their arms tired!  Thankfully, their gracious private hosts and Vanderbilt International Properties received them for a warm welcome at team headquarters and a short respite before joining Team USA for a friendship tournament.  This will be the only chance the Italian team has to get to know the borrowed mounts they will be competing with for the perpetual cup on Saturday.  The high cost and logistical difficulty of shipping horses long distances is prohibitive to bringing their own trusted mounts, relying on the home team to loan their treasured polo ponies to the visitors.  A field-side barbecue following the tournament will share the camaraderie of polo, with a nightcap in Newport to end the evening.

Friday

Newport Jaguar Tours Outside of Rough PointBrenton Hotel Rooftop ReceptionTeam Italy will have the chance to rest up before exploring what's exciting and new in Newport.  Newport Jaguar Tours will see to a rolling review of the sights as the players relax in luxury motor cars.  Under their own power, a tour of Newport's famous Mansions, Tennis Hall of Fame museum, or the Cliff Walk offers a leisurely afternoon.  Then, the players will head back to team headquarters for a refresh and evening wear before ascending The Brenton rooftop for a 6:30PM cocktail meet & greet, open to all by RSVP.  The evening will dock at the famous Clarke Cooke House for the quintessential Newport dining experience.

Saturday

Santa Margherita Prosecco being poured into a glass.Italian player hits a backshot during USA vs. Italy 2021Team Italy will once again have the morning free to set their own pace whether its enjoying sun and sand on the beach, taking in the latest exhibition of American cars from the '50s & '60s at Audrain Automobile Museum, or strolling downtown.  Teams will reconvene on BD Field at the International Polo Grounds for the first thrown-in of USA vs. Italy at 5PM.  The 6-chukker duel will be highlighted by Italian Pop-Ups field-side, an authentic menu served by A Mano Pizza (RSVP online only by 7/21 at 5PM), and a finale toast with The Cocktail Guru in the Modern Luxury Polo Lounge.

Sunday

Newport Helicopter Tour over Newport at SunsetSunday will commence Team Italy's final day in Newport gathered with Team USA for a farewell brunch. Newport Helicopter Tours will leave them with stunning memories by air while an afternoon wine tasting at Newport Vineyards will give the chance to carry a bottle or two of a Newport vintage back to Italy.

Make your plans to enjoy the same VIP weekend in Newport, and maybe you'll even catch up with Team Italy on their excursions.