Sitting across town from the Colosseum on the banks of the river Tiber, the home of Italian rugby in Rome provides the perfect stage for modern-day gladiators to do battle.
In a city of fine architecture, the stadium is just another magnificent structure to add to the list, with the cauldron of noise radiating on match days just adding to the spectacle.
History is everywhere you look in The Eternal City, as classical ruins sit side-by-side with Baroque fountains and its iconic cobbled streets.
Alongside taking in a Guinness Six Nations contest, there is something for everyone to do in a city of sheer wonder.
You can almost hear the hailing of Caesar as you walk around the Colosseum, while the Arch of Constantine and the Pantheon are both must-sees for any visitor to the ancient city.
You can wish for a victory for your team as you throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, before taking a visit to the smallest sovereign state in the world, with Vatican City an experience like no other.
Once you’ve had your Roman history fix, the Italian capital is a hotbed of fantastic food and drink – whether it is an authentic pizza, pasta or even one of the many quaint bars dotted around the area if that’s your style.
The historic Stadio Olimpico is Rome’s largest sports stadium, with a 70,634 capacity. It is famous for its housing of football, serving as Roma and Lazio’s home ground, as well as playing host to a number of upcoming UEFA Euro 2020 matches.
It has also hosted four European Cup finals, as well as being the venue for Italy’s Guinness Six Nations matches and also athletics tournaments.
The stadium is situated within the Foro Italico sports complex, which lies north of Rome and about 4 kilometres north of Vatican City.
To get to the stadium by car, you should head to the Rome ring-road (G.R.A.), and then take exit N5 towards Flaminia (on the northern side of the G.R.A.) and then follow the signs to Foro Italico.
There are no metro stations close to the stadium, so tram is your best bet. Tram 2 passes the stadium and can be taken from metro stop Flaminio on line A, which is close to the Villa Borghese gardens and Piazza del Popolo.
From there, take the tram in the direction of Mancini and get off at stop Mancini.
Alternatively, visitors can get bus 32 just north of Vatican City at metro stop Ottaviano. Take the bus in the direction of Tor di Quinto and get off at stop Stadio Tennis.
Bus 280 is another option and can be caught from the Castel Sant’Angelo or metro Lepanto. Take the bus in the direction of Mancini and get off at stop Stadio Tennis.