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“Great Ground - nightmare to get to and from” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Stadio Olimpico

Stadio Olimpico
Piazzale del Foro Italico, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #375 of 889 Activities in Rome
Type: Sports Complexes, Sports
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This football stadium is home to both A.S. Roma and S.S. Lazio.
Hengoed
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“Great Ground - nightmare to get to and from”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Great ground and a brilliant atmosphere indie and outside in the Peroni village - but to get to and from on match day is a nightmare. Went to watch Italy v Wales and took over 2 hours to get back to central Rome after waiting for a bus etc

Visited February 2013
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“This review is based on a visit not experience of many others to compare against”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I went to the Stadium for the Wales v Italy Rugby International, We were lucky having a free bus laid on by a central Rome Irish Bar to and from the Stadium. As a result we followed the masses to the Stadium, through a hole in the fence, I kid you not, and into the (I believe) Peroni Village, where there were various bars and the like.

We found our gate quite easily, although it must be said more by luck than judgement. Got to our seats after making use of the facilities. To answer a point made by a previous reviewer, the ones we used appeared fine.

Drinks were 5 Euros for a pint, I always expect to pay more when they have you "captive" in a venue like this, and you have the choice, as we did, to not buy any.

Drinks and snacks are available throughout the match with sellers carrying large black trays.
I found the seats okay, even for my size 6ft 3", and of "large" stature. We were lucky enough to be 3 "layers" up so we were offered protection from the frankly horrendous weather.

All in all a good first experience of this type of event.

Visited February 2013
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“Not user friendly”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Visited for the first time to watch Italy v Wales rugby match. Aside from the appalling weather, which was outside the control of the stadium, there were several negatives.

Couldn't find the way in. Directed via a very long walk round the back to Monte Mario Alta. Signage was almost non-existent. No concessions or stalls near this stand. Couldn't find a programme seller until after the match. Three ladies toilets only. The gents could only be described as disgusting - urine running all over the floor.

The seats were not too bad (for a lady) but my husband had to move as his knees were wedged against the seat in front. Luckily there were plenty of spare seats.

One of the only highlights was the result. Can't believe other people have given this stadium 5 stars.

Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“How to buy tickets for Lazio matches at short notice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

We arrived in Rome on Sunday, the day of the match between Lazio and Atalanta. We tried the Zlazio store near Termini, but because it was so close to the match they told us to go to Piazza Mancini. We caught the 910 bus from Termini, which took around 20-30 minutes. There is a Lazio Store about a block away from Piazza Mancini. We had to take a number and wait our turn. You must have your passport with you as they print your name on the ticket and check it against your passport at the gate. We got tics for 16 euro each at the south end, which is opposite to the hard core fans. The stadium is a 5-10 minute walk from Piazza Mancini and we caught the bus back to Termini afterwards. Bus fare is 1.50 euro. Lazio won 2-0, so everyone was happy. While not huge soccer fans we really enjoyed ourselves. The crowd was very entertaining.

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“Forza Roma - Try Going to a Roma Game”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I'm partial to Roma because I was brought up as a Roma fan (Lazio sucks). In any case, going to see either team will be fun. Don't sit in Curva Sud - all of the crazy fans sit there and it gets wild. Try sitting in Curva Nord or paying a little more and sitting in a section next to it. You can get tickets all around the city - I would ask your hotel concierge for the closest place to buy one. The stadium is kind of dumpy since it's pretty old, but the experience of being at a game with almost 100% locals is worth it. Grab a Roma scarf for 10 Euro outside the stadium and yell your heart out.

Visited January 2013
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