Travel to Lazio & Stadio Olimpico
Getting There & Away
Rome is Italy’s biggest city, and one of its biggest tourist attractions as well. The city is seved by two major airports, one of which is also one of the country’s main international entry points, and a major rail station as well. In other words, it’s really easy to get to Rome.
Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO) is Rome’s main airport, and is most commonly called simply Fiumicino Airport. It’s about 30km from the city center and is served by both big international airlines and some smaller carriers. Fiumicino is well-connected to the city center via two trains, 6-7 shuttles, six buses, and innumerable taxis – so although it doesn’t have as many budget airlines serving it, flying into Fiumicino is great because of the many transport options to get into the city easily. Be advised that you can take a taxi from Fiumicino into the city for €40, but if you get into an unofficial taxi it can be as much as three times that price.
Ciampino International Airport (CIA), Rome’s second airport, is closer to the city center and has the added benefit of being the airport to which most budget carriers in Europe fly. Ryanair, Wizzair and easyJet all serve Ciampino. Getting into the city center from Ciampino isn’t as easy as it is from Fiumicino, but it’s not rocket science, either. There are no direct trains from the airport, but you can catch a bus to a Metro or train station. The bus trip will cost you about €10 one-way. A taxi ride from the airport to Termini station will run about €30, but be careful you don’t get into an unofficial cab – they’ll charge you three times more.
Rome’s main train station, Termini, is also a major rail hub for central Italy. Italy’s high-speed Eurostar trains come into Termini regularly from cities all over the country, and high-speed trains from elsewhere come in regularly as well. There are a few other train stations in Rome – Ostiense, Trastevere, Tiburtina, Tuscolana – but none of these are close to the Stadio Olimpico. Tiburtina is the closest station, but it’s still nowhere near close enough to walk. Whatever train station you arrive at, you’ll need to get a bus or tram to the stadium.
rom Piazza Venezia in central Rome, head west on the Via del Plebiscito, which will curve slightly to the right and become Corso Vittorio Emanuele II. Turn right at the Piazza di Sant’Andrea delle Valle, follow the edge of the piazza as it curves to the left, and then turn right onto Corso del Rinaschimento. When the road comes to a T, turn left at Piazza delle 5 Lune and then, at the Y, turn right onto Via Giuseppe Zanardelli. When you reach the river, turn right on Lungotevere Marzio and continue on this road when it becomes Lungotevere in Augusta. Eventually you’ll have to turn right to get off this road and get onto Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia, which becomes Lungotevere delle Navi. You’ll cross the river at the Ponte del Risorgimento, and then turn right onto Lungotevere Guglielmo Oberdan, which becomes Lungotevere della Vittoria. This road eventually turns to the left away from the river, at which point you’ll turn right onto Lungotevere Maresciallo Cadorna, then left onto Via Roberto di Lavriano, and then right onto Viale dei Gladitori. When this road comes to an end, you’ll see the stadium in front of you.