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Stadio dei marmi, Rome

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The Stadio dei Marmi is a sport stadium in the Foro Italico, a sport complex in Rome, Italy.
It was designed in the 1920s as a complement to the annexed Academy of Physical Education, to be used by its students for training. Originally designed by Enrico Del Debbio, construction was completed in 1928. It has Carrara marble steps lined by 59 marble statues in classical style portraying athletes that perform various sporting disciplines. Each statue was offered by the provinces of Italy.
The stadium was inaugurated in 1932. It hosted some of the field hockey preliminaries for the 1960 Summer Olympics.
Stadio dei Marmi was also the host for the 2009 World Aquatics Championships opening ceremony.
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  • open to all except during the events that are organized. possibility to use the athletics track for free
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  • The whole Foro Italico, with tennis, swimming, football and athletic facilities is amazing. Huge, with all the marble statutes - impressive. To run on the track surrounded by the statues gives you the...  more »
  • Site to see for its majesty and perfection. Next to the Olympic Stadium, inside the sports complex of the Foro Italico, this structure leaves enchanted by its architecture: majestic statutes surround the oval track creating a unique suggestion. To visit.
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  • If you love big sculptures of athletes then you are right here otherwise not...
  • The most impressive site in Rome. Built during the fascist era, this place has incredible statues and mosaics.
  • The Stadio dei Marmi, built in 1936, based on a project by Arch. Prof. Enrico Del Debbio, evokes the image of a Hellenic stadium. The statue of the 60 statues that crowns the top of the stadium, is its main feature. Each statue is high m. 4 and is placed on cylindrical blocks of m. 2 in diameter and m. 1.20 tall.The Stadio dei Marmi (Italian: "Stadium of the Marbles") is a sport stadium in the Foro Italico, a sport complex in Rome,Italy .It was designed in the 1920s as a complement to the annexed Academy of Physical Education (now the seat of CONI, Italian Olympic Committee), to be used by its students for training. Originally designed by Enrico Del Debbio, construction was completed in 1928. It has Carrara marble steps lined by 59 (60 in the original project) marble statues in classical style portraying athletes that perform various sporting disciplines. Each statue was offered by the provinces of Italy. The stadium was inaugurated in 1932. It hosted some of the field hockey preliminaries for the 1960 Summer Olympics. Stadio dei Marmi was also the host for the 2009 World Aquatics Championships opening ceremony.
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  • If u have nothing to do, come to this place and just chill here. Peaceful and relaxing ambience.
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