Immersed in the Foro Italico park, on the slopes of Monte Mario, the olympic stadium, “Stadio Olimpico” is the largest sports facility in Rome. It is located north of the city, and is the home of Lazio and Rome.
It’s a UEFA category 4 stadium, and hosted the 1990 World Cup final, as well as a number of European club cup finals.
In addition to football, it is also used for matches of the Italian national rugby team and for athletics competitions, and occasionally hosts concerts and other events. Its capacity of over 70,000 spectators makes it one of the largest stadiums in Europe.
It was renovated in 1990 for the World Cup, and had a restyling in 2007, to bring it in line with UEFA standards so that it could host the 2009 Champions League final.
The history of the stadium is full of many memorable events: its stands and lawn have often been enlivened by the music of great national and international stars: David Bowie and Tina Turner, U2, Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran, Madonna, the former Pink Floyd Roger Waters, Depeche Mode, as well as Vasco Rossi, Claudio Baglioni, Antonello Venditti, Luciano Ligabue, Renato Zero, Jovanotti and Tiziano Ferro and Eros Ramazzotti.
It can be reached by car, but also via public transport by bus, tram, train and subway.