Villaggio Olimpico, Rome

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Villaggio Olimpico, Rome

This residential center conserved its original name "Olympic Village", as it was built with the goal to accommodate the athletes participating in the Olympic Games of 1960. At present it is reserved for the State employees. All this zone starting from the beginning of the 20th century was occupied by sport constructions like Competition Camp, National Stadium (1911), Racecourse of Villa Glori (1925).

After the WWII the Equestrian contests moved to Via Ostiense (Ippodromo Tor di Valle), and a giant hut-city of the war evacuated and immigrants grew here. It could be destroyed only during the preparation for the Olympic Games.

On the site of previous National Stadium, a new larger Stadio Flaminio was built by P.L.Nervi in 1957-59; it was destined for the soccer, but was used for other kinds of sport and musical performances as well. Close to it is an elegant Palazzetto dello Sport by the same architect (1960). The Villagio Olimpico is crossed by a street Corso di Francia, realized in 1960, and connecting the northern entrance to the city with the Parioli.

Address:
Villaggio Olimpico (PIAZZA GRECIA)
Via Bulgaria, 35, 00196, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Transit: Euclide (919 m SE)
Shown By Map A Zone As "21"
Tel: +39 06 808 6113

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