The Italian Open or Internazionali BNL d'Italia is held at the Foro Italico located on the outskirts of the Rome’s city center. The tournament features the top men and women players in the world. It’s the last major warm up tournament before the start of Roland Garros. The tournament is one of the three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events contested on clay. More than just a tennis tournament; the Italian Open is a total entertainment experience where you’ll see high fashion, enjoy fine food, fabulous shopping and enjoy celebrity musical performances. It’s become one of the most glamorous stops in the tennis calendar.
Championship Tennis Tours offers many different choice hotels in this great city. We offer several that are in walking distance to the tournament, as well as hand picked properties located thoughout Rome’s in some of it’s most popular neighborhoods and piazzas One of our favorite properties is the five star boutique Lord Byron Hotel.
The audience can access to the Parco del Foro Italico from both the entrance on Lungotevere Maresciallo Cadorna at the corner of Via Canevaro, between the indoor swimming pool and the Swimming Stadio, and from the entrance of Viale delle Olimpiadi 60 (Ponte della Musica).
It is located near the Welcome Area on Viale delle Olimpiadi (South Entrance).
Inside the Foro Italico area there are available BNL ATMs near the Expository Area and the dedicated athletes’ area.
There has been realized three main “Food Areas”, refreshment areas with bar and fast food: two are near the Central Court and one at the Grand Stand Arena.
These are spaces that can host, over the entire course of the tournament, a total of 40,000 children and are equipped with a Tennis Court (Viale delle Olimpiadi). Here children and the public will be able to play Tennis and meet their favorite champions. There will also be a Paddle Tennis court in the commercial area on Viale delle Olimpiadi.
There will be a shuttle service from Termini’s Station to Foro Italico: you can consult the timetable directly from Trenitalia link.
The service will be operative for the whole tournament and it’s only valid for those who have travelled and reached Rome with Trenitalia.
To reach the facility with your car without a necessary permission, the closest parking facility is at Piazzale del Foro Italico, near the Stadio Olimpico and the Stadio dei Marmi. Alternatively, you can use one of the following parking facilities—Piazza Mancini, Piazzale Maresciallo Giardino, or Piazzale Clodio. You can also park in the zones marked with blue stripes on the streets adjacent to the facility. Hourly parking fees are € 1.00 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Ponte della Musica also allows easy access to the south entrance, using parking on Piazza Gentile da Fabriano and Lungotevere Flaminio.
The closest reference point for those wishing to leave their cars at home to reach the Parco del Foro Italico with public transportation is the Piazza Mancini terminus—simply cross Ponte Duca D’Aosta or Ponte della Musica to find yourself at one of the two facility entrances.
If you decide to take the metro, the closest stations on the A line are “Ottaviano” and “Flaminio.” The transfer station between the A and B lines is “Termini.” At the “Ottaviano” station exit, you can take bus #32 and get off at the Lungotevere Maresciallo Cadorna stop. But if you arrive at the “Flaminio” metro stop, the best bet is to take tram #2 all the way to the Piazza Mancini terminus.
Two first aid stations will be provided, one adjacent to the Grand Stand Arena, on the Viale delle Olimpiadi side, the other at Center Court.
The Foro Italico has 15 clay courts—the Centre Court, the Grand Stand Arena, the Nicola Pietrangeli Stadium, and 12 other courts, of which 3 were just completed for the 2014 event.
|Grand Stand Arena
|Nicola Pietrangeli Stadium