The Stadium of Domitian Archaeological Area, now Piazza Navona in Rome, “the earliest example of a masonry athletics stadium built in Rome, a unique element in the history of sport”, has been reopened to the public after years of restoration work.
An archaeological area in the heart of the city, saved from being cemented over, in the splendid setting of the world’s most popular squares, Piazza Navona.
The main mission is to offer a “concentrate of information on the spirit of Rome”, an infopoint able to provide a simple, immediately clear picture of the monuments and the traces preserved to this day and still visible. In addition to the remains of the Stadium, visitors can learn about the history of sport and the practice of sports in ancient times, as well as customs and traditions, in a blend of entertainment and competition.
Graphs, videos and photos on panels and screens will be illustrating the events and characters that have marked the history of sport, with a particular focus, of course, on the history of the Stadium.
The Stadium will thus once again have a strategic role to play, becoming an integral part of the cultural tourism circuit of the “spirit of Rome”. It will also become a place to meet and socialise, a cultural facility for the city.
from Friday to Monday 10am-7pm, on Saturday until 8pm (last admission 40 minutes earlier).