Stadio di Domiziano
Fontana del Nettuno
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Stadio di Domiziano information
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.