Stadio Olimpico: Official Home for Italian Rugby
Italy’s Most Famous Sporting Arena
Stadio Olympico is the largest sports venue in Rome, Italy, and known for hosting SS Lazio and AS Roma football matches. Located just two and a half miles from Vatican City, the stadium can hold 80,000 rugby spectators and creates the perfect entertaining atmosphere for fans attending Italy’s Six Nations fixtures or football matches.
The multi-use venue, commonly referred to as the Olympic Stadium, is also home to the Italian National Rugby Union Team. Many Italy rugby fans will remember Italy’s 13-6 win over Scotland at Stadio Olimpico during the 2012 Six Nations tournament and the epic clash with France during the 2013 Six Nations Series, which Italy won 23-18. It was only the second time in the series history that the Azzurri beat the Les Bleus and the first time at Olympic Stadium.
Travelling to Stadio Olimpico
Please use the map provided by Google for directions to Stadio Olimpico.
Where is Stadio Olimpico in Rome?
Stadio Olimpico is situated in the Foro Italico sports complex, north of Rome.
For directions, please follow: Viale dei Gladiatori, 00135 Rome
How do I get to Stadio Olimpico by bus?
Guests can take Bus 32 just north of Vatican City at the metro stop Ottaviano. Then, take the bus heading to Tor di Qinto and get off at stop De Bosis/Stadio Tennis.
Alternatively, you can take Bus 280 at Castel Sant’Angelo or metro Lepanto. From there, head to Mancini and get off at stop De Bosis/Stadio Tennis.
How do I get to Stadio Olimpico by metro?
We advise you to take metro line A from Termini Station in the direction of Battisini and disembark at Flaminio Station. Then, take the tram or enjoy a 40-minute walk to the stadium.
How do I get to Stadio Olimpico by tram?
Take the number 2 tram from Flaminio Station in the direction of Mancini, and disembark at Mancini Station. Turn left onto Lungotevere Flaminio and cross the river onto Lungotevere Maresciallo Cardona, before turning onto Vale dei Gladitori.
Are there any attractions I can visit in Rome?
We recommend travelling to Vatican City to visit Rome’s numerous Piazzas, churches and historic cathedrals. The 1st Century AD Colosseum is a spectacle for those who wish to take photos during the weekend visit. Also, don’t forget to spend the day at the St Peter’s Basilica and the Trevi Fountain located in Piazza di Trevi.
Stadio Olimpico Hospitality 2023
Eventmasters are proud to offer a wide range of Six Nations hospitality packages for Italy at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. Italy clashes with Wales in the 2023 Six Nations Series and you can enjoy the drama in VIP style by securing rugby hospitality packages – guaranteed to create a matchday experience unlike any other for Italy rugby fans.
Stadio Olimpico held its first-ever international rugby match in 1954, resulting in a 39-12 victory for France. Europe’s most anticipated competition returns to the Olympic Stadium in 2023, with Italy set to take on Wales.
Don’t miss out on these fierce clashes by securing Eventmasters’ exclusive Olympic Stadium hospitality packages for Italy’s Six Nations fixtures. With many spectacular facilities available at Olympic Stadium, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy various luxuries, including Prosecco receptions and pre-match lunches. Enjoy traditional fine dining, a selection of white and red wines and other rugby hospitality niceties by securing your Italy rugby hospitality packages today.
Six Nations Fixtures at Stadio Olimpico
Don’t miss out on this year’s Six Nations rugby fixtures at the Olympic Stadium:
- Italy v France: Sunday 5th February 2023 – K.O 15:00
- Italy v Ireland: Sunday 25th February 2023 – K.O 14:15
- Italy v Wales: Saturday 11th March 2023 – K.O 14:15
Stadio Olimpico History
The construction of Stadio Olimpico began in 1928, eventually becoming the centrepiece of Italy’s growing sports culture. A match between Hungary and Italy was held to commemorate the stadium’s opening, drawing a massive audience of 100,000 spectators. Recently, the roof was rebuilt, and the stands were moved close to the pitch, increasing the seating capacity to 74,000 rugby fans.
Other Sports at Stadio Olimpico
Football and rugby are two of the biggest sports regularly hosted at this stadium in Italy. In addition, the Olympic Stadium has hosted four European Cup finals and the 2009 UEFA Champions League Final. The stadium is also notable for having a running track around the perimeter.
More Events at Stadio Olimpico
While hosting the Olympics and FIFA World Cup Finals, the Olympic Stadium has also hosted sell-out performances by world-famous bands and artists, such as David Bowie and Muse. Madonna is also on the list of famous singers that have performed at the Olympic Stadium!