Frequently Asked Questions


You can choose:
– Hotel 3*** with continental breakfast
– Hotel 4**** with American breakfast

In every hotel you can choose single, double or triple rooms.

Your group can have as many leaders (and parents) as you want.

If you wish, parents can be located in a separated hotel, but the booking of the group must be managed as one, from the team’s leader (including the payments).

For the edition of Gallini Cup 2024 we have fully booked 68 hotels in a range of 50km . The name of your Hotel will be confirmed two weeks before the arrival.

It can’t be done earlier, because stage groups are played near the Hotels and they are based on many rules. We have to wait all payments and rooming lists, even to confirm the hotels of teams that finalized the registration way in advance.

No, it’s not possible.

Anyway, we try to satisfy most of the request. All hotels of the city are fully booked for Gallini Cup. If you have any preferences… let us know, and we will do our best to locate your team in that hotel. 

No, at Gallini Cup we give a very big value to quality, so all our guests are hosted in 3*** and 4**** Hotels. Prices are kept competitive without compromising comfort.


At this link you can find the main rules of the tournament.

The final version will be sent to your team’s leader one month before the arrival, and again on paper at his arrival.

Matches never start before 09:00 and there are no matches after 19:00.

Every team play at least 4 matches.
Most of the teams play 5 matches.
Finalists play 6 matches.

All players and staff must show their original identification documents to the referee, before each match. 
The referee will not allow anyone to take part to the match without an original identification.

Digital IDs or copies are not allowed.

The tournament list of each team can have 25 players (22 for the U13 category)

Flying substitutions are never allowed.

A substituted player can’t play again in the same match. 

For additional details check the regulations.

It’s not possible to register older players, in any category.

Matches will be refereed by 1 official members of F.I.G.C. and A.I.A. 

Every team must present, at each match, one of their staff members to do the linesman, expect semifinals and finals.

It’s not possible to have 2 official linesmen to each match because there are not enough referees in the region Friuli Venezia Giulia where the tournament takes place.

Being a professional tournament, only official referees from the Italian football federation are allowed, and there are not enough in our Region to have more than 1 referee for each match.

The football Federation also doesn’t allow to bring referees from other Regions, or from abroad.

It’s also not allowed to let not professional referees to to work at professional tournaments like Gallini Cup.



Yes, parents can use the tournament’s buses and shuttles, but they must follow the team. We don’t manage the transfers of  parents separately.

Shuttle buses are provided only to teams that stay in our hotels and come with flights. 

Prices and type of services will be communicated to the team leader upon request.

Gallini Cup organises shuttle buses from the airports of Venice and all other major airport of north Italy.

No, it’s not possible.

Distances between hotels, restaurants and stadiums are not walking distance.

Also, since in our small town there is not a public transportation service in the weekends, it is mandatory to organize private bus/vans transfers. If you don’t have tour own bus we will provide you transfers at costs that will be communicated to the team leader based on your needs.

Food and meals

Pasta, bread, rice and vegetables are “all you can eat”, so players are never hungry at Gallini Cup.

Protein options, good for athletes, are always in the menu.

The menu includes lasagne, tortellini, gnocchi, spaghetti and all the most popular Italian dishes.

There is never a fixed menù, so there are always several options to choose.

Breakfast is in the hotel. Lunch and dinner is served at the Pordenone Exhibition Center. This is an amazing additional occasion for all teams to enjoy the tournament feeling. The location is very fun, with game areas, stands, food trucks, etc.

3 meals per day are included: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

All meals have “all you can eat” options, to be sure nobody will ever be hungry.

Additional afternoon snacks can be provided upon request with the Elite Extra Package.

On the back of each ticket meal, that every person must use to a meal, you speficy what food to avoid. The menù includes several options everyday, paying attention to all needs, tastes and religions.

Yes, anyone can buy a ticket meals directly at the Pordenone Exhibition Center.


Participants of Gallini Cup are selected.

Elite teams are hosted for free (from Champions League, Premier League, Serie A, Europa League, etc.)

Other teams might pay for accomodation, food, transfers and services, depending on their requests.

Please fill this form to get a free quotation for your team.

Participants of Gallini Cup are selected and costs are communicated just to agencies or coaches after the request of participation has been accepted.

Please fill this form to get a free quotation for your team.

Participants of the previous edition have priority and time to register until August the 30th, then the slots will be open to new Clubs.

Registrations will be closed when the tournament is fully booked, usually 3 months before the tournament, on a first come first base.

You can pay a deposit to confirm your participation and hold a place for your team.

The final payment for the accomodation must be done two months before the arrival.

In every qualification group there is a top team.

This is a list of teams that participated in the last editions.

This is the list of participants of the next tournament’s edition.

Cancellation policies of Gallini Cup are very flexible and can be found at this link.

We follow the development and if there are any new decisions or recommendations from the authorities, we will update this document.

As happened in the past, if the tournament will be cancelled because of Covid-19, all teams will be 100% refunded.


In every qualification group there is 1 professional team and usually at least 2 international teams.

In each qualification group there is:
– 1 pro team from Champions League, Europa League, Serie A, Premier League, Serie B, Conference League, etc;
– 1 selected International football team;
– 1 Italian or International Elite football academy (football schools, teams affiliated with Serie A Clubs, etc.);
– 1 domestic team from Venice area;

The authorization letter must be sent to the organizators of Gallini Cup at least two months before the arrival, or the participation may be denied and the deposit not refunded.

If you come from a Country that needs a VISA to enter Italy, you must contact your embassy.

The organizers of Gallini Cup do not manage VISA processes or relations with embassies in any way. It’s total responsability of the participants to get the VISA, if need it.

Letters of invitation are issued only to registered teams after the payment of the not refundable deposit.

The full schedule of the matches will be presented during a press conference at the City Hall, one month before the tournament. It will be live streaming on instagram and facebook.​

All teams play the group stage near their hotel. Play-off can be in other stadiums.

In case of an emergency: call 118.

All the sport centers of Gallini Cup have First Aid staff and automated external defibrillators (AED).


Yes, parents can stay in the same hotel with the team. 
In that case the entrance to all stadiums will be free of charge.

Yes, parents can eat together with the team at the Pordenone Exhibition Center.
If they book the hotel with the team, the meals will be included in the price, otherwise they can buy the meals’ tickets at the Pordenone Exhibition Center.

No, the organization do not manage parents bookings without the support of the team’s leader.

If parents book hotels independently, they can’t use the bus of the team for local transfers, they must pay the entrance at the stadium for each match and they must pay for each meal ticket.

Calendars will be online 2 weeks before the tournament and only then it will be possible to know the name of the stadium (and the town) in which your son’s team will play.

For the Gallini Cup we use about 70 Hotels and 30 stadiums, spread in a range of 50 km around the Pordenone area.

Teams are put to sleep in hotels near their stadium, so it’s strongly suggested to book the hotel  together with the team or distances might be very long.

Our Story

Born in 1999 Gallini Cup is now the largest football tournament in Italy

Top teams

Many professional teams participate at Gallini Cup every year

Gallini players

More than 150 Gallini players reached the best European league


Gallini Cup takes place in Pordenone, a beautiful town near Venice


Details, participants and everything you need to know about the next Gallini Cup.

Opening ceremony

The program includes a parade in the city center and a confetti show

The Party

A great gathering moment for coaches and players

Awards ceremony

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