Stadio di Domiziano

sights / Historic

Stadio di Domiziano information

Location
Rome , Italy
Address
Piazza Tor Sanguigna 13
Telephone
+390 6 06 08
Getting there
Bus: Corso del Rinascimento
Opening hours
closed for restoration
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Like many of the city’s great landmarks, Piazza Navona sits on the site of an ancient monument, in this case the 1st-century-AD Stadio di Domiziano . This 30,000-seat stadium, remains of which can be seen from Piazza Tor Sanguigna, used to host games – the name Navona is a corruption of the Greek word agon, meaning public games. Inevitably, though, it fell into disrepair and it wasn’t until the 15th century that the crumbling arena was paved over and Rome’s central market transferred here from Campidoglio.