The Rugby Groud Guide

Travel and the Stadium

 

How to get to the city   

Air:         The two main airports that service Rome are Leonardo da Vinci at Fiumiccino , 22 miles to the south-west, and Ciampino, 13 miles to the south-east.

The flight to Rome can take up to three hours depending on where you fly from in the U.K.

Rail:        There are two services from Fiumicino airport into central Rome:

The direct Leonardo Express starts at 6.20am and runs to Rome's main transport hub-the Stazioni Termini -every 30 minutes until 11.30pm.

The metropolitan train, the FM1, runs between Fiumicino and Orte. Trains go every 15 minutes from 5.50am until 11.27pm.

Terravision runs buses from Ciampino to the Stazione Termini. Buses are to be found outside the main exit to the arrivals hall by the taxi rank.

               

How to reach the Stadium           Take metro "A" for Flaminio, or Tram 225 to Flaminio then Tram 2 to ground.

From the Stazione Termini, where the majority of transport from the airport ends up, it is best to get the No. 910 bus that leaves from the third bus stop away from Termini in the urban bus depot located in Piazza dei Cinquecento.

It is possible to travel by metro from the Stazione Termini on Line A (Red) to Flaminio Station on the Via Flaminia.

An alternative is to take the Tram Leggero (No. 225) to Flaminio station, but again you will have to walk.

 

The Stadium

Rome-Stadio Flaminio: A Brief History

Designed by Pier Luigi and Antonio Nervi, the stadium was built in 1957 on the site of the previous Stadio Nazionale PNF. It was mainly used for football, and served as the venue for the football final at the 1960 summer Olympics.

The stadium was originally slated to become the home of Praetorians Roma, a newly-formed team that would be one of Italy’s two representatives in the Celtic League. However, it was decided that Benetton Treviso would replace Praetorians. The stadium is home to one of Rome’s less glamorous soccer clubs, Cisco Roma, and the rugby outfit Capitolina.

The ground staged Italy’s first six nations win, over Scotland, in their first Six Nations game in 2000, plus further wins over the Scots in 2004 and 2008, and victories over Wales in 2003 and 2007.

The stadium is   Located 2.5 miles northwest of Rome's city centre and just 300 metres from the Parco di Villa Glori, the                  Stadio Flaminio was opened in 1959 for the 1960 Olympics. The five Olympic rings are still there above the players' tunnel.

At just over 32,000 it has the smallest capacity of any of the Six Nations grounds, but redevelopment should take that figure up to 42,000.With trees lining the hills at the back of the stands , small can indeed be beautiful.

The stadium is also home to one of Rome's less glamorous soccer clubs, Cisco Roma, and the rugby outfit Capitolina.

 

Stadium Name  Stadio Flaminio

Stadium Address

Viale dello Stadio Flaminio

00196 Rome

Italy

Telephone          (39) 63 6851

Website               www.federugby.it

www.romaturiso.it

Capacity               The stadium's capacity is 24,973, although only 8,000 of those seats are under cover.

               

               

 

 

Last Updated May 2014

 

Copyright Miles & Miles Publishing 2014

              

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