Exclusive visit to Domitian’s Stadium
After closing time, the Domitian’s Stadium will reopen only for you.
You will enjoy alone the place which Romans used for their athletic activities, you will hear only the voice of your guide that will help you to immerse totally in the splendor of the place which hosted the “sport games” in the period of Ancient Rome.
Built by emperor Domitian around 86 AD and aimed at Greek-style athletics contests and performances, the racetrack, right underneath the piazza, measured 240 meters by 65, and its grandstands had a capacity of 30,000 spectators. While today it may sound huge, if we think that the Colosseum could seat from 80,000 to 100,000 people, we understand that Domitian knew very well his townspeople, and this is why he decided that the stadium was to be located in the Campo Marzio area and to be devoted to less gruesome games than the ones taking place at the Colosseum. This was better, smaller and cozier stadium than its more popular counterpart.