The Wolverines have arrived in Rome.
Michigan’s football program has touched down in Italy.
The Wolverines, who are set for an eight-day trip in Rome, arrived a little before 9 a.m. local time (3 a.m. Michigan time) this morning.
Michigan appears to be excited to be there.
— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) April 23, 2017
We made it! Can't wait to explore Rome
— Maurice Hurst Jr (@mohurstjr) April 23, 2017
Landed in Rome! #forzablue ??????
— Wilton Speight (@WiltonSpeight) April 23, 2017
— Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) April 23, 2017
Here’s what Michigan will be doing, per ESPN:
The bulk of Michigan’s roughly 150-person travel party arrives in Rome on Saturday, April 22. Others who haven’t yet finished their final exams will join the team later and some players are opting to skip the trip for academic or personal reasons. The team will practice on April 27, 28 and 29 before heading home on April 30.
When they’re not in pads, the coaches and players will meet with refugees, visit Rome’s most historic landmarks and even have an audience with Pope Francis at Vatican City later in the week. The team also has plans to take in an opera, learn some Italian cooking tips, visit a gladiator training center and perhaps reenact a bit of Italian history with the help of paintball guns.
You can read more on Michigan’s trip here.