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Stadio dei marmi, Rome

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Not to be confused with the football stadium in Carrara.

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 Fascist 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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  • 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...  more »
  • a must-see when in Rome, the huge marble statues around a stadium are magnificent, as a sculptor they were on my bucket list, happy,,, and a lovely stroll back to central Rome  more »
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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.

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