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Stadium of Domitian (Stadio di Domiziano) Tours

Stadium of Domitian (Stadio di Domiziano)
The Stadium of Domitian (Stadio di Domiziano) was built in 80 AD as a venue for sporting events and was the first of its kind. It was designed in an elongated U-shape using a Greek architectural style, and it could hold between 15,000 and 20,000 people. In the 15th century, the stadium was paved over to make Piazza Navona, which is a popular square in Rome today. The square is almost the exact same size and shape as the stadium was. Some pieces of the original stadium can still be seen above ground, but much of the remains are underground. 

Today visitors can see parts of the archaeological site and get a glimpse of Rome's past. Graphs, photos, and videos explain the history of sport as well as the history of the stadium itself. Much of what lies underground is off limits and can only be accessed with special permission, but the parts that are visible are spectacular. The stadium is one of many examples of the many layers of history that exists in Rome.

Practical Info

Stadium of Domitian is located at Piazza Navona. Several buses stop at Piazza Navona, or it's a 15 minute walk from Trevi Fountain. Opening hours are 10am to 7pm Sunday to Friday, and 10am to 8pm on Saturdays. Admission is 8 euros.
Address: Piazza Navona, Rome, Lazio 00186, Italy
Hours: 10am to 7pm Sunday to Friday, and 10am to 8pm on Saturdays
Admission: 8 euros
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Ticket to Piazza Navona Undergrounds Stadium of Domitian

Ticket to Piazza Navona Undergrounds Stadium of Domitian

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Many people know Rome's Piazza Navona, but few know about its underground treasures. Descend below the famous square to visit the Stadium of Domitian, a Roman archaeological dig, only open to the public since 2014. Now on the UNESCO World Heritage list, the underground site contains the ruins of a masonry stadium, which is thought to be the only one built in ancient Rome. Explore at your own pace and make use of an audio guide to understand the stadium's history.
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  • 40 to 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.06
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Roman Underground

Roman Underground

The ruins of the Stadium of Domitian (Unesco World Heritage Site) in Piazza Navona are located about 4.50 meters below street level. The archaeological site is all that remains of the first and only example of a masonry stadium up to now known in Rome. Audioguide, even for children, panels and 3D video show the history of sport and sports practices from ancient Greece to Imperial Rome, with particular attention to the history of the stadium and the square.Visit the underground levels of Piazza Navona, first opened to the public in 2014; descend 5 metres beneath street level into the excavations, at the time of the Roman Empire; admire the ancient ruins of the first and only masonry stadium in Roman history; learn more about the history of the Stadium/Piazza Navona/ancient Roman sports.
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  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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$13.02
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Stadium of Domitian: Piazza Navova underground

Stadium of Domitian: Piazza Navova underground

The ruins of the Stadium of Domitian (Unesco World Heritage Site) in Piazza Navona are located about 4.50 meters below street level. The archaeological site is all that remains of the first and only example of a masonry stadium up to now known in Rome. Audioguide, even for children, panels and 3D video show the history of sport and sports practices from ancient Greece to Imperial Rome, with particular attention to the history of the stadium and the square.Visit the underground levels of Piazza Navona, first opened to the public in 2014; descend 5 metres beneath street level into the excavations, at the time of the Roman Empire; admire the ancient ruins of the first and only masonry stadium in Roman history; learn more about the history of the Stadium/Piazza Navona/ancient Roman sports.
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  • 45 minutes
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$13.02
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Piazza Navona Underground: Stadium of Domitian EXCLUSIVE TOUR - LIMITED ENTRANCE

Piazza Navona Underground: Stadium of Domitian EXCLUSIVE TOUR - LIMITED ENTRANCE

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Visit Piazza Navona Underground! The ruins of the Stadium of Domitian (declared by the UNESCO World Heritage Site and subjected to indirect protection by Ministerial Decree of 7 April 1954) are located under Piazza Navona at about 4.50 meters from the road level; the archaeological area is all that remains of the first and only example of a masonry stadium known to date in Rome. Exclusively a newly restored part of the Archaeological Area of ​​the Domitian Stadium is open to the public for the first time. The visit of the two Archaeological Areas makes the history of Piazza Navona and the Stadium of Domitian on which it was built clearer and more complete.
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  • 50 minutes to 1 hour
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$15.39
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Skip the Line Ticket: Navona Underground Full Experience

Skip the Line Ticket: Navona Underground Full Experience

Immerse yourself in the story of the Olympic Stadium of the Roman Empire. Discover what lies beneath Piazza Navona in central Rome with your audio guide available in 7 different languages. This is a very exclusive tour with only a very limited number of visitors per day. The hosted entry tour starts with the visit of the NEW OPENING venue of the of the ancient spectators stands. Descend 5 meters below street level to explore the former circus in all its dimensions, and get details about the travertine blocks, brickwork and marble columns of the main entrances. Learn about the development of the site into the current piazza and the evolution of ancient Roman sports. Hear how up to 30,000 spectators were divided at the arena. See artefacts from the days of the Roman Empire found during archaeological excavations. Enrich your experience with an Happy Hour (nr. 1 cocktail + snacks) rom one of the most fascinating viewpoints located in the heart of the Eternal City.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$26.05
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Underground Rome: Beneath the Streets Small-Group Tour

Underground Rome: Beneath the Streets Small-Group Tour

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There’s more to Rome’s ruins than the Colosseum! Discover the secret sites and hidden gems of ancient Rome on this 3-hour tour of underground Rome. Explore the evocative ruins of the Stadium of Domitian, the Pantheon and Hadrian’s Temple, and venture off (or under) the beaten track as your guide reveals the last vestiges of the once-mighty Roman Empire. This small-group tour is limited to 13 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours
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$49.34
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Fountains and Squares of Rome 2-Hour Walking Tour Semi - Private

Fountains and Squares of Rome 2-Hour Walking Tour Semi - Private

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See the main sites and hear all about their intriguing history on this info-packed and entertaining 2-hour walking tour of Rome. Get an up close and personal look at the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Campo de' Fiori and much more.
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  • 2 hours
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$74.59
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 Chauffeured Private Tour of Rome

Chauffeured Private Tour of Rome

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From the Spanish Steps to Trevi Fountain to the Pantheon, see Rome’s top sights like a VIP on a private tour driven by your own chauffeur. You’ll travel by private sedan or minivan to visit the Eternal City’s famous piazzas, churches and ancient landmarks at your own pace, plus listen to commentary from the driver.
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  • 8 hours
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$328.89
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Navona Underground Pantheon and Trevi' Fountain Walking Tour

Navona Underground Pantheon and Trevi' Fountain Walking Tour

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Explore Rome without the hassle of navigating on a tour that stops at a few of the city’s top landmarks, from Trevi Fountain to Navona Square. The tour includes an admission ticket to Navona Square’s underground archaeological site, where you explore after the ruins are closed to the public. At each stop on the itinerary, your guide provides stories and facts often unheard by visitors.
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  • 2 hours
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$49.73
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Go Rome Explorer Pass with Colosseum and Vatican Museums

Go Rome Explorer Pass with Colosseum and Vatican Museums

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The cost of admission to Rome’s top attractions can add up fast. With the Go Rome Explorer Pass, enjoy discounts of up to 45% to either four or six sights and activities from a list of over 25 options, including blockbusters like the Colosseum, Vatican Museums, and hop-on-hop-off bus tour. Your pass is good for 60 days from the first use, so you can take in Rome at your pace. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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$93.53
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Immersive experience to discover highlights of the underground Piazzas of Rome

Immersive experience to discover highlights of the underground Piazzas of Rome

Join us on a fascinating journey into the past as we explore the most important sites of underground Rome, bringing their histories to life. Discover our tour, the best underground itinerary in Rome.
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  • 2 hours
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$92.09
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Vatican Museums guided tour& Navona Square-underground entrance + audioguide

Vatican Museums guided tour& Navona Square-underground entrance + audioguide

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Skip the ticket line and learn about the museum's impressive art collection, the fascinating frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and the world-famous Raphael's Rooms (stanze di Raffaello) And you are the one determining the duration of the tour and the stay. As the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel are one of the most visited places in Rome, if not the world, you will see there in all seasons crowds. In 2018, there were an average of 20,000 visitors daily. No matter what weather conditions (sun or rain), who wants to go to the Vatican Museums, you have to queue for the ticket. Do not waste your time queuing at the museums' ticket office, which may take up to 3 hours on some days. We offer you a way to skip this queue. Navona Square, the second part of the tour, sits over the covered archeological site of the Stadium, which was built by Domitian before 86 d.C., for athletics competitions that had them origin in the ancient Greece.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$88.80
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Kids Tour of Rome's Undergrounds

Kids Tour of Rome's Undergrounds

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Many people have visited the Trevi Fountain, but few have ventured underneath it. Go behind the scenes to discover Rome’s original aqueducts—along with two other of Rome’s best-kept secrets—on this family-friendly underground tour. Children of all ages are welcome, with entertaining commentary from your own private guide. You’ll also get a peek at a subterranean stadium, and wander through a crypt made entirely of human bones.
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  • 3 hours
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$210.75
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums & Navona Square-Underground Tickets+Audioguides

Skip the Line: Vatican Museums & Navona Square-Underground Tickets+Audioguides

Rome is rich in art and archaeological sites, some famous and some virtually unknown. With this self-guided tour, experience both a highlight and a hidden gem in the Eternal City at your own pace. Skip the crowds at the Vatican Museums with priority access and spend more time inside marveling at masterpieces with the help of your audio guide. Afterwards, discover the spectacular but almost unknown Roman ruins beneath Piazza Navona.
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  • 5 hours
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$68.67
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Skip the Line: Rome Underground Pass

Skip the Line: Rome Underground Pass

While the historic landmarks of Rome are well known, this unique tour introduces you to parts of the city missed by most visitors. You'll go underground and discover what lies beneath the Piazza Navona then explore the intricate maze of underground passages beneath the Trevi Fountain. Travel back in time and enjoy a richer experience of the city's long history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.68
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Luggage Deposit Rome

Luggage Deposit Rome

If you're in Rome during a layover or arriving before you can get into your accommodation, enjoy the freedom to explore the city without carrying around your bags. You can store your luggage conveniently at a location near Piazza Navona and pick it up when you're ready.
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  • 10 hours
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$9.47
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Vatican and Rome Experience Pass

Vatican and Rome Experience Pass

Save money while experiencing all that Rome has to offer with the Rome Experience Pass. This flexible multi-attraction pass includes skip-the-line admission to attractions such as the Colosseum and Vatican Museums, as well as the entrance to the light show at the Roman Forum, and much more. Simply purchase a pass (valid for 90 days) for the number of attractions you want to visit.
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  • 1 to 7 days
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$112.48
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Best of Rome & Vatican Skip the line Private Tour

Best of Rome & Vatican Skip the line Private Tour

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Make the most of your time in Rome with a private driver who can whisk you to all the major sites while explaining the history and culture of the Eternal City. Enjoy skip-the-line access the Vatican (depending on availability) and the Roman Colosseum. Visit landmarks like the the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and the Roman Forum. Learn about ancient Roman life as well as contemporary livings your guide navigates around the city, giving you a glimpse into everyday life. This is an excellent tour for those who only have a day or two in Rome and want to make the most of their sightseeing time.
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  • 7 hours
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$464.56
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The Secrets of Ancient Rome: Private Full-Day Walking Tour

The Secrets of Ancient Rome: Private Full-Day Walking Tour

Unlock the secrets of the ancient Roman Empire with the help of a private guide on this full-day walking tour. Travel back in time at Rome’s most important ancient monuments including the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon and Theatre of Marcellus, where you’ll learn about daily life and legends from Rome’s imperial past. Beat the long queues with skip-the-line access to the most popular sites, and feel free to ask all the questions you like on this customizable tour. Stop to rest your feet midday with leisure time for lunch.
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  • 7 hours
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$358.15
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Opera Pass: A night at the Opera in Rome

Opera Pass: A night at the Opera in Rome

This flexible ticket allows you access to your choice of opera from a calendar of events. Choose from some of the greatest Italian operas, including La Traviata, Rigoletto, il Barbiere di Siviglia, and more. All performances are staged in beautiful locations like churches or Roman ruins, so you can admire the surroundings while enjoying the music. A must for lovers of Italian culture.
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  • 3 hours
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$41.44
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Rome Private Tour

Rome Private Tour

Enjoy a comprehensive overview of the highlights of Rome from the comfort of a Mercedes luxury sedan or minivan with this 8-hour private chauffeured tour of the Eternal City. Listen to live commentary from your driver of the best highlights of Rome while driving you as close as possible to the sights avoiding long walks. This full-day private tour includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel or desired destination in Rome. Your driver is not a licensed tour guide. Due to strict Italian laws and regulations in place to protect officially licensed guides, drivers can comment and explain attractions only from inside the vehicle. Drivers cannot elaborate on the attractions when they are outside of the vehicle.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$262.31
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Explore Rome hidden underground

Explore Rome hidden underground

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Get off the beaten track and experience the heart of undeground Rome!IYou cant visit hidden treasures right under your feet!Both sites will shows hidden gems exploring the excavations and artifacts contained within, also a nice break from the heat and crowds.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$35.52
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Piazza Navona underground: Stadium of Domitian

Piazza Navona underground: Stadium of Domitian

Choose your date and discover the Piazza Navona underground. The admission ticket is valid for the selected date only but can be used at any time. The ruins of the Stadium of Domitian (Unesco World Heritage Site) in Piazza Navona are located about 4.50 meters below street level. The archaeological site is all that remains of the first and only example of a masonry stadium up to now known in Rome. Audioguide, even for children, panels and 3D video show the history of sport and sports practices from ancient Greece to Imperial Rome, with particular attention to the history of the stadium and the square.Visit the underground levels of Piazza Navona, first opened to the public in 2014; descend 5 metres beneath street level into the excavations, at the time of the Roman Empire; admire the ancient ruins of the first and only masonry stadium in Roman history; learn more about the history of the Stadium/Piazza Navona/ancient Roman sports.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.21
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Ancient Rome and Stadium of Domitianus walking tour

Ancient Rome and Stadium of Domitianus walking tour

Join us on an exclusive experience, discovering some of the most particular places, above and underground, of Rome. Your tour will begin at the Area Sacra of Largo Argentina, where your local professional guide will be waiting for you. Follow your guide towards one of the trademarks of Rome, the Pantheon. Built in the 1st century AD and a second time during Hadrian's reign, the Pantheon was the temple dedicated to all Gods. Get lost in exploring the outside of this colossal building. As you continue your tour, you'll pass by the Church of Sant Eustachio. Then Follow your guide and go below the modern pavement to explore what is left of this huge stadium. With no doubt, you'll feel as if you stepped into a parallel universe. Seize the opportunity to live as a Roman athlete for a day, while discovering the structure of one of the largest stadiums of the Roman Empire. Book now and get away from the crowds to discover something unique and stunning!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.81
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$43.81
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Private 4 hour tour of Rome Underground by Car and Walking with an Archeologist

Private 4 hour tour of Rome Underground by Car and Walking with an Archeologist

Rome has a myriad of underground sites in the centre and in the suburbs, from catacombs and church crypts to ancient Roman villas and pagan temples. The tour explores a choice of five most exciting underground sites showing layers of its over 2500 year history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$449.91
per group
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$449.91
per group
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Outdoor Walking tour Baroque Rome (covid free)

Outdoor Walking tour Baroque Rome (covid free)

A stroll through the streets and alleys of the city centre to visit the most famous squares, fountains and palaces of the baroque art. From the Spanish Steps to the spectacular Trevi Fountain, on to the amazing architecture of the Pantheon, and the lively atmosphere of Piazza Navona, with the Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$5.00
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$5.00
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Underground Rome and Domitian's Stadium Walking Group Tour

Underground Rome and Domitian's Stadium Walking Group Tour

Join us on an "off the beaten tracks" experience, and discover some of the most particular places, above and underground, of Rome. Your tour will begin at the Area Sacra of Largo Argentina, where your local professional guide will be waiting for you. Travel back in time as you discover the Roman temples of the Area Sacra. Follow your guide towards one of the trademarks of Rome, the Pantheon. Get lost in exploring the outside of this colossal building while your guide fascinates you with the mystery of its architecture. Dive into the beauty of Piazza Navona, home to Bernini's exquisite "Fountain of the Four Rivers". Follow your guide and go below the modern pavement to explore what is left of this huge stadium. With no doubt, you'll feel as if you stepped into a parallel universe. Book now and get away from the crowds to discover something unique and stunning!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.73
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$49.73
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Navona Square and Undergrounds Express Small-Group Tour with Gelato

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Navona Square and Undergrounds Express Small-Group Tour with Gelato

Did you know that the most famous square in Rome lies entirely over an Ancient Roman stadium? Explore one of the top 10 highlights of Rome's sights with an expert guide. For 40 minutes, immerse yourself into art and archeology. Go beyond the beauty of the most famous square in the city and visit its undergrounds. Discover what most tourists miss with a small-group tour of a maximum of 8 participants. Wander in the lively and unique atmosphere of authentic Italian life in Piazza Navona after your tour ends and enjoy an insider’s tip artisanal gelato.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.15
$41.44
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$33.15
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Roman Underground

Roman Underground

The ruins of the Stadium of Domitian (Unesco World Heritage Site) in Piazza Navona are located about 4.50 meters below street level. The archaeological site is all that remains of the first and only example of a masonry stadium up to now known in Rome. Audioguide, even for children, panels and 3D video show the history of sport and sports practices from ancient Greece to Imperial Rome, with particular attention to the history of the stadium and the square.Visit the underground levels of Piazza Navona, first opened to the public in 2014; descend 5 metres beneath street level into the excavations, at the time of the Roman Empire; admire the ancient ruins of the first and only masonry stadium in Roman history; learn more about the history of the Stadium/Piazza Navona/ancient Roman sports.
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  • 40 minutes
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$12.43
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Stadium of Domitian (Stadio di Domiziano) hours of operation: 10am to 7pm Sunday to Friday, and 10am to 8pm on Saturdays. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Stadium of Domitian (Stadio di Domiziano) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 24 Stadium of Domitian (Stadio di Domiziano) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Stadium of Domitian (Stadio di Domiziano) costs USD 10.06. Guided Stadium of Domitian (Stadio di Domiziano) tours start around USD 10.06 per person. See all 24 Stadium of Domitian (Stadio di Domiziano) tickets and tours on Viator.
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