Your guide to Rome’s Stadio Olimpico

Stadio Olimpico in Rome is the city’s largest sports complex and plays host to major sporting events, including the 6 Nations rugby matches. It is also the home stadium of Serie A clubs Lazio and Roma, and it has a running track for athletics events. Over the years, it has hosted a number of important sporting events, including 1990 World Cup matches (including the final) and two Champions League finals, and it is set to host some of the Euro 2020 matches too.

The stadium is one continuous ring made up of four sections: Curva Nord and Sud (the short ends), and Tribuna Tevere and Ovest (the long sides). These sections then have different stands, which offer different vantage points and ticket prices tend to vary depending on where you would like to sit. For example, Monte Mario Bassa in Tribuna Ovest tends to be the most expensive, while Curva tickets are more affordable.

It sits to the north of the city, but can be easily reached on foot from Vatican City, which makes for quite a nice walk along the river. Alternatively, if you’re staying closer to the train station, you can catch the Metro from Termini to Lepanto and then walk to the stadium from there, perhaps stopping in a few of the bars and cafes to refuel! This is a particularly good option on match days as there is always a vibrant atmosphere on that side of the city when there is a football or rugby match taking place. If you would prefer a shorter walk, take Metro Linea A (the orange line) northwards to Flaminio station and then hop on the tram to Piazza Mancini. If you then head towards the river you can cross Ponte Duca D’Aosta to the stadium.

There’s a collection of bars located across Ponte Milvio, which is the next bridge along from the one to the stadium, but there are also Irish pubs and sports bars in the city centre close to the Metro lines, which are very convenient for match day (Flann O’Brien’s and Shamrock Irish Pub tend to be favourites). It’s worth noting that the ground doesn’t have much in the way of food outlets, with the exception of a few places to buy fries and such. We recommend picking up some food in the city centre as you can’t go far wrong with Roman cuisine!

If you’re a rugby fan then check out these 6 Nations packages: we currently have deals available for Italy v England in February 2016 with flights from London and Bristol. Contact us for more information or call 0844 993 4139.

 

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