Lady Bears going on 9-day Italian tour

Published: Aug. 1, 2018 at 8:59 PM CDT
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The Baylor Lady Bears are on their way to Italy. Baylor is taking a nine day tour that includes three exhibition basketball games and plenty of time seeing the historic sights.

Baylor players know the time in Italy will be beneficial in terms of basketball. They'll be playing big, physical basketball teams in those three games. The time abroad will also be fun. Kalani Brown and Lauren Cox both talked about the incredible opportunity the trip provides culturally.

The Lady Bears arrive in Rome Sunday and have the opportunity to tour the capital city along with stops in Florence, Venice, Trieste and Como.

Baylor will face the Bosnia/Heregovina National Team Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Rome, takes on TK Hannover (Germany) Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Florence, and will cap the competition portion of the trip Saturday in Trieste with a game against Muggia Select at 7 p.m..

The Lady Bears will be in Rome through Wednesday morning with planned stops at Vatican City, the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. Wednesday and Thursday the team will move to Florence where a walking tour is on the itinerary that includes stops at the Accademia gallery with a viewing of “The David.”

Friday and Saturday the team will spend much of its time in Venice highlighted by a boat ride from Tronchetto Marina along Grand Canal to Piazza San Marco Square. The trip concludes Sunday and Monday in Como where the team will have another boat tour and lunch at the Bellagio Monday. Tuesday the Lady Bears head back to Waco.