All you need to know about Rome’s Stadio Olimpico

Stadio Olimpico is Rome’s largest sports complex and is no stranger to hosting major sporting events, including the 1960 Rome Olympics and, more recently, the 6 Nations rugby matches. It is also the home stadium of two of Rome’s football teams – Lazio and Roma – and has hosted the World Cup and Champions League finals over the years, and is also set to host some of the games during the UEFA Euro 2020.


What’s the capacity?

The stadium can comfortably seat 72,698 sports spectators, making it one of the largest stadiums in Europe. However, for concerts or shows it can seat up to 78,000 and it has been known to seat as many as 80,000! Impressive as that is, it is still not quite as big as Wembley Stadium, which can seat 90,000.


What are the ticket options?

The stadium is one continuous ring made up of several sections: Curva Nord and Sud, Distinti, Tribuna Tevere, and Monte Mario (aka Tribuna Ovest). The Curva seats are at the short ends of the stadium, behind the goal posts, and the Distinti seats are on the curved corners. These tend to be the more economically priced tickets, whereas Monte Mario and Tribuna Tevere, being along the long ends, tend to be the more expensive tickets as the seats offer panoramic views of the action on the pitch. Within the Monte Mario and Tribuna Tevere stands there are additional seat options depending on how high up you want to sit, with the Alta seats being higher in the stadium, and the Media and Bassa seats being closer to pitch level.


Where is it and how to get there

The stadium is north of Rome’s ancient city centre, not too far from Vatican City. If you’re staying in that region, it’s a pleasant walk along the river to the stadium and there is always a good atmosphere on match day. However, if you’re staying closer to the train station side of town, then we recommend catching the Metro from Termini to Lepanto and then walking to the stadium from there with the other fans so that you can enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.

That said, if you are not able to walk far or would prefer not to, take Metro Linea A (the orange line) north to Flaminio station and then hop on the tram to Piazza Mancini. From here, simply head towards the river and take the Ponte Duca D’Aosta crossing, which will take you to the stadium.


Are there bars and cafes nearby?

The short answer is yes! There are several bars located across Ponte Milvio, which is the next bridge along from the one to the stadium (Ponte Duca D’Aosta). However, for a more match day atmosphere, you may prefer to visit the Irish pubs and sports bars in the city centre, which are conveniently close to the Metro lines, and Flann O’Brien’s and Shamrock Irish Pub tend to be favourites.

While there are bars outside the stadium, the ground itself doesn’t have much in the way of food outlets, with the exception of a few places to buy fries and such, so take some food with you if you’re likely to get peckish!


6 Nations Rugby at Stadio Olimpico

Stadio Olimpico has been hosting the Italy 6 Nations rugby matches in recent years since Stadio Flaminio, where the matches were previously hosted, is being renovated. If you’re thinking about a rugby package to Italy, then we’re sure you’ll love the match day atmosphere of the stadium. If you want to find out more about our 6 Nations rugby packages, which include a match ticket and are available from as little as £639, then please visit this dedicated page on our website.

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