Foro Italico & Stadio Olimpico (Rome, Italy)

Published/Created:
1950
Notes:
It can hold about 30.000 persons and all the statues surrounding it have been offered by the Provinces of Italy. A marble obelisk, 36m (120ft) high, with the words 'Mussolini Dux' carved on it, greets visitors to the Foro Italico, a sports complex conceived in the late 1920s by architect Enrico Del Debbio. Surrounding the Stadio dei Marmi track to the north - also by Del Debbio - are 60 marble statues of naked athletes, each with some kind of sports apparatus, from crossbows to bocce (bowling) balls. Other facilities at the Foro Italico include tennis courts, where the Italian Open is held each May, and two swimming pools.
Topics:
Architecture -- Italy -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- Italy -- Rome -- (LC)
Culture:
Italian
Roman
Accession Number:
3879-091
Genre:
postcards (AAT)
public buildings (AAT)
stadiums (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Prints & Photographs
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Source Title:
Miscellaneous Postcard Collection
Call Number:
VRC 170
Box:
14
Orbis Record:
8152890
Orbis Barcode:
39002075110396
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
Portfolio Item ID: 331126
OID:
10004113
PID:
digcoll:1828040