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    Itinerary Finalized for Illini Basketball Tour of Italy
    D.J. Richardson and the Fighting Illini leave for Italy on Wednesday.

    D.J. Richardson and the Fighting Illini leave for Italy on Wednesday.

    Aug. 8, 2011

    Champaign, Ill. - The itinerary has been finalized for Illinois basketball's trip to Italy. The Illini depart Chicago's O'Hare airport on Wednesday afternoon and after a layover in Germany will arrive in Italy on Thursday. Illinois will stay three nights in Rome and two nights each in Florence, Venice and Como before returning to Chicago on Saturday, Aug. 20. While in Italy the Illini will play four games, facing the New Zealand National Team and three Italian teams. In addition, Illinois will scrimmage West Virginia University and select military personnel at the Aviano Air Base.

    Be sure to visit FightingIllini.com for daily updates of Illinois' trip to Italy, including photos, videos, game recaps and stats.

    Wednesday, Aug. 10
    Depart from Chicago (4:35 pm CT)

    Thursday, Aug. 11
    Arrive in Rome (check-in to hotel)
    Tour Rome

    Friday, Aug. 12
    Practice
    Tour Vatican City

    Saturday, Aug. 13
    Tour Rome
    Game vs. Roma Selezione (Noon CT)

    Sunday, Aug. 14
    Travel to Florence (check-in to hotel)
    Tour Florence

    Monday, Aug. 15
    Travel to Pisa
    Tour Pisa
    Return to Florence

    Tuesday, Aug. 16
    Travel to Forli
    Game vs. New Zealand National Team (11 am CT)
    Travel to Venice (check-in to hotel)

    Wednesday, Aug. 17
    Tour Venice
    Travel to Aviano Air Base
    Scrimmages vs. West Virginia and Aviano Air Base "Varsity" (Noon CT)
    Return to Venice

    Thursday, Aug. 18
    Travel to Verona
    Tour Verona
    Travel to Como (check-in to hotel)
    Travel to Castellanza
    Game vs. Castellanza Select (1 pm CT)
    Return to Como

    Friday, Aug. 19
    Tour of Lake Como
    Game vs. Fulgor Omegna (1 pm CT)

    Saturday, Aug. 20
    Travel to Milan
    Depart from Milan
    Arrive in Chicago (2:05 pm CT)

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