Taking in a Soccer Game: A.S. Roma and S.S. Lazio


Stadio Olimpico, Via Foro Italico, North of Rome along the River Tiber,


The city of Rome has two teams, Roma and Lazio, that compete in Italy’s series A, and stadium theatrics—the fans’ and the players’—make for some unforgettable real-life drama. During the low tourist season, attending a game is also one of the best ways to absorb local flavor. Should either team be in contention for the scudetto (championship) near the end of the season—and Roma looks strong this year—all games will be heart-poundingly critical.