Stadium of Domitian - Rome

North of the Campus Martius stands the Stadium of Domitian , Rome’s first permanent venue for competitive athletics. It was commissioned around 80 AD by the Emperor Domitian - who was known for his passion of sport - as a gift to the people of Rome. This hippodrome could seat up to 20,000 spectators, which made it a more appropriate venue for more intimate events, such as foot-racing, in comparison to the colossal Circus Maximus. Nowadays the Piazza Navona occupies the same dimensions as the interior of the edifice did in Antiquity. Furthermore, it is possible to view the ruins of the Stadium of Domitian in the undergrounds of the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone.


Open daily from 9 am - 6 pm (or 1 hour before sunsand). Guided tour possible- reserve by telephone.


Tickets include entry to the Palatine hill, its museum and the Colloseum. Full rate: €9 (+€2 supplement during times of exhibitons). Reduced rate for European citizen aged 18-24: €4.50 (+ 2€). Free entry for European citizens aged under 18 or over 65.

Address : Via di San Gregorio 186 Rome Italy

Subway : Metro B : Colosseo

Bus : Bus : C3, 60, 75, 81, 160, 175, 271, 628, 673.

Phone : +390639967700 / +390639967450 (réservations des visites guidées)

Fax : +39 0639750950

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