Stadium of Domitian Tours

The Stadium of Domitian was built in 80 AD as a venue for sporting events and was the first of its kind. It was designed in an elongated U-shape using a Greek architectural style, and it could hold between 15,000 and 20,000 people. In the 15th century, the stadium was paved over to make Piazza Navona, which is a popular square in Rome today. The square is almost the exact same size and shape as the stadium was. Some pieces of the original stadium can still be seen above ground, but much of the remains are underground. 

Today visitors can see parts of the archaeological site and get a glimpse of Rome's past. Graphs, photos, and videos explain the history of sport as well as the history of the stadium itself. Much of what lies underground is off limits and can only be accessed with special permission, but the parts that are visible are spectacular. The stadium is one of many examples of the many layers of history that exists in Rome.

Practical Info

Stadium of Domitian is located at Piazza Navona. Several buses stop at Piazza Navona, or it's a 15 minute walk from Trevi Fountain. Opening hours are 10am to 7pm Sunday to Friday, and 10am to 8pm on Saturdays. Admission is 8 euros.
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Address: Piazza Navona, Rome, Lazio 00186, Italy
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Hours: 10am to 7pm Sunday to Friday, and 10am to 8pm on Saturdays
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Admission: 8 euros
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Piazza Navona Underground: Stadium of Domitian Admission Ticket

Many people know Rome's Piazza Navona, but few know about its underground treasures. Descend below the famous square to visit the Stadium of Domitian, a Roman archaeological dig, only open to the public since 2014. Now on the UNESCO World Heritage list, the underground site contains the ruins of a masonry stadium, which is thought to be the only one built in Ancient Rome. Explore at your own pace and make use of an audio guide to understand the stadium's history.
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Private Tour: Skip-the-Line Colosseum and Gems of Rome

Explore the Colosseum and other Roman sights on this private tour that provides an in-depth look at the gems of the Eternal City, from the ancient to baroque eras. Learn about the days of emperors and gladiators as you tour the Colosseum, visit the Roman Forum and the site where Julius Caesar was killed, see the Pantheon, and end at Piazza Navona, one of the city’s prettiest squares. On a private tour, you’ll enjoy a more personalized experience.
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Fountains and Squares of Rome 2-Hour Walking Tour Semi - Private

See the main sites and hear all about their intriguing history on this info-packed and entertaining 2-hour walking tour of Rome. Get an up close and personal look at the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Campo de' Fiori and much more.
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Kids Tour of Rome's Undergrounds

Many people have visited the Trevi Fountain, but few have ventured underneath it. Go behind the scenes to discover Rome’s original aqueducts—along with two other of Rome’s best-kept secrets—on this family-friendly underground tour. Children of all ages are welcome, with entertaining commentary from your own private guide. You’ll also get a peek at a subterranean stadium, and wander through a crypt made entirely of human bones.
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The Secrets of Ancient Rome: Private Full-Day Walking Tour

Unlock the secrets of the ancient Roman Empire with the help of a private guide on this full-day walking tour. Travel back in time at Rome’s most important ancient monuments including the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon and Theatre of Marcellus, where you’ll learn about daily life and legends from Rome’s imperial past. Beat the long queues with skip-the-line access to the most popular sites, and feel free to ask all the questions you like on this customizable tour. Stop to rest your feet midday with leisure time for lunch.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Navona Underground Pantheon and Trevi' Fountain Walking Tour

Explore Rome without the hassle of navigating on a tour that stops at a few of the city’s top landmarks, from Trevi Fountain to Navona Square. The tour includes an admission ticket to Navona Square’s underground archaeological site, where you explore after the ruins are closed to the public. At each stop on the itinerary, your guide provides stories and facts often unheard by visitors.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Semi-Private Walking Tour: Streets and Squares of the Eternal City

Discover the romance and secrets of Rome’s famous squares on a 2.5-hour walking tour with a small group. Learn about the Eternal City’s multilayered history from your guide as you stroll through the most important and iconic squares including St Peter’s Square, Piazza Navona and Piazza di Spagna, home to the famous Spanish Steps. You’ll also have a chance to admire ancient and baroque monuments like the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon.
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To discovery of the Undergrounds for Kids

If you have been to Rome already or you prefer a not ordinary tour for your kids, we think they will love our 3 hours tour to discovery of Rome’s Undergrounds. Our super child-friendly guide will drive them  into the  dungeons of Crypt of the bones, Vicus Caprarius and Domitian Stadium, fascinating them with the intriguing stories hidden behind these beautiful monuments and ruins.
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Rome:Pantheon,Santa Maria & Piazza Navona Underground Tour

The best walking tour of Rome city center. In this tour you will learn the Rome's most uncommon places and histories, from the Pantheon to the hidden Domitian Stadium under Piazza Navona, to the underground of Santa Maria on via del Corso
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