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Piazza Lauro de Bosis | Viale del Foro Italico, 00135 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the only modern obelisk and stands in front of Foro Italico, the sports stadium. Erected by Mussolini, it was originally known as the Foro Mussolini.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nellielim
Reviewed 4 June 2018

In a city with ancient obelisks, this is a modern one located in front of a sports stadium. The Obelisco del Foro Italico is an ode to fascism, a tribute to Mussolini.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Really good tennis tournament. Rome is such a lovely city. The food prices were also very reasonable too in the tournament. The area is also kept very well maintained and beautiful scenery.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank frodoireland_11
Reviewed 21 November 2017

On Piazza Lauro de Bosis/Viale del Foro Italico is located this large sports complex ; The Stadio Olympico on the left was used for the Olympic Games in 1960; the smaller is called the stadio of marbles and is ringed by sixty great male statues...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Obelisco del Foro Italico is an obelisk, erected in front of the sports complex, Foro Italico. This review page is about the obelisk, not about tennis, as many reviews have done! The huge, marble monolithic stone was erected there in 1932, during the fascist dictatorship...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The Foro Italico sports complex is one of the few complete constructions from the Mussolini era to survive. There are two stadia, the Olympic which was used for the 1960 Olympics and is now used for football and Rugby, e.g. Six Nations there was no...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Rob J
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We naively came here to check out what we knew was an impressive tennis center and BNL d'Italia tennis venue ... not realizing it was a huge sport complex. As we walked up we quickly realized how foolish we were, duh! Huge statues everywhere depicting...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Kris R
Reviewed 4 May 2016

A huge sport complex, at the bottom of Monte Mario hill, built before The Second World War. Its architecture was inspired by the Roman forums of the imperial age. The complex was a host of many sport events including the summer Olympics in 1960.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Borzov
Reviewed 27 January 2016

What a piece of History ! The statues, place and atmosphere, Amazing ! Just be visited !! Walk and Walk and admire how they did it, in all over the world with the same technology and ideas !

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank HaimDorinPrivado
Reviewed 12 October 2015

A legacy of World War II and troubling times for the world and Europe. But still the work was well done and pride in what was being shown

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Luke T
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