Foro Italico (Rome)

Foro Italico is a large sports complex that opened in 1932 with the original purpose of hosting the 1940 Olympic Games, which were subsequently awarded to Helsinki before being cancelled due to World War II. The complex features several sports facilities, the centrepiece of which is the Stadio Olimpico.

The 70,634 capacity stadium is the home of city football rivals A.S. Roma and S.S. Lazio and since 2012, the Italian National Rugby Union team. It has hosted a variety of sporting events including the Opening/Closing Ceremony and Athletics events at the 1960 Summer Olympics, the 1968 European Championship final, the 1990 FIFA World Cup Final and several European Cup/UEFA Champions League finals.

The complex has 15 clay tennis courts and each year hosts the Italian Open , considered one of the most important clay court tournaments on the professional calendar and first hosted at Foro Italico in 1935. The central court is Stadio del tennis di Roma, a 10,500 arena that opened in 2010 to replace the former centre court and has also hosted international volleyball.

Stadio Nicola Pietrangel opened in 1934 with a Davis Cup match between Italy and Switzerland, then known as “Olimpico della racchetta” (Olympic Racket Stadium). The court is surrounded by 18 marble statues, depicting Olympic athletes and today has a capacity of 3,720. It was renamed after one of Italy’s best tennis players, Nicola Pietrangeli in 2006.

The Stadio Olimpico del Nuoto (Olympic Swimming Stadium) opened in 1959 and hosted the the aquatic events at the 1960 Summer Olympics. It has hosted the World Aquatics Championships twice, in 1994 and 2009 and the European Aquatics Championships in 1983 and will do so again in 2022.

The Stadio dei Marmi (Stadium of the Marbles) is a small athletics stadium which is surrounded by 60 four-metre tall marble statues. Known as Stadio dei Marmi “Pietro Mennea” since after the Italian Sprinter Pietro Mennea, the stadium held the field hockey preliminaries at the 1960 Olympics.

Opened: 1932

Capacity: 70,634 (Stadio Olimpico), 5,280 (Stadio dei Marmi), 12,000 (Stadio Olimpico del Nuoto), 10,500 (Stadio del tennis di Roma), 3,720 (Stadio Nicola Pietrangeli) & 5,000 (Grand Stand Arena)

Address: Viale del Foro Italico, 00135 Roma RM, Italy

Stadio Olimpico, the centrepiece of Foro Italico

Tickets at Foro Italico

A.S. Roma (Football) Tickets

For tickets through the official website, click here.

S.S. Lazio (Football) Tickets

For tickets through the official website, click here.

Italy National Rugby Union Tickets

For tickets through the official website, click here.

Italian Open (Tennis) Tickets

Tickets usually go on sale in October the year prior to the tournament. Ticket prices in 2021 started at €33 for Centre Court tickets and €4 for Ground Passes. The latest ticket information is available on the official website here.

Stadio Olimpico Stadium Tour

A tour of Stadio Olimpico launched in November 2021, running every day between 10am and 6pm except for match days with tickets costing €15. Further information and booking is available through the Sport e Salute website here.

Location & Travel to Foro Italico

Stadio del tennis di Roma at the Foro Italico, host of the Italian Open

The Foro Italico is located in the North of the Italian capital city of Rome, approximately 6 kilometres away from the centre.

Air – Rome has two major airports: Leonardo da Vinci Airport – Fiumicino which is 40 km from the Stadio Olimpico, whilst Rome Ciampino Airport is 35km away.

From Leonardo da Vinci Airport, you will need to take a train to Termini central station, Tiburtina or Ostiense and then change to the subway as below. For Ciampino Airport, you will need to catch a bus to Termini station for the subway.

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Bus – Bus number 280 goes directly to the complex, whilst bus 32 goes to Piazzale della Farnesina, just a few metres away. A number of bus services also stop at Piazza Mancini, on the opposite side of the Tevere River to the complex.

Car Parking – The closest car park is at Piazzale del Foro Italico, near the Stadio Olimpico and the Stadio dei Marmi with alternatives found at Piazza Mancini, Piazzale Maresciallo Giardino, or Piazzale Clodio.

Metro – The nearest metro stop is at Ottaviano (Red Line – Line A) which is about a 25 minute walk to the complex, or alternatively you can catch bus 32 from outside the station.

Alternatively you can stop at Flaminio (Red Line – Line A), then take the tram and get off at the last stop in Piazza Mancini, or you can stop at Lepanto (Red Line – Line A) and use bus number 280.

Train – Termini Central Station is located 6km away from Foro Italico, take the metro (Red Line – Line A) towards Battistini as above. During the tennis tournament there is a shuttle service from Termini Station at Piazza dei Cinquecento for those that have travelled on a Trenitalia service.

From Tiburtina or Ostiense station, take the metro (Blue Line – Line B) towards Termini and change for Line A.

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Tram – Tram number 2 stops at Piazza Mancini, on the opposite side of the Tevere River to the complex.

Hotels near the Foro Italico

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Further Information & Events

Foro Italico Official Website

AS Rome Official Website

SS Lazio Official Website

Italian Open Official Website

Last Updated on October 26, 2022 by Sports Tourist

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