Foro Italico, Rome

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Foro Italico, Rome, Italy

The Foro Italico is a large area that includes buildings and sporting facilities especially built for the 1944 Olympic Games. This Foro, previously called Foro Mussolini, was projected, starting from 1928, by the architect Enrico Del Debbio and later in 1936 continued by the architect Luigi Moretti. Besides the Olympic Stadium, other establishments belong to this area such as the Stadio dei Marmi, the in-door swimming pool, the diving platform and the Foro Italico Avenue, adorned all along with black and white coloured mosaics by Angelo Canevari, Achille Capizzano, Giulio Rosso and Gino Severini.

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