Ancient Rome’s gladiators are back. The archaeological area underneath Piazza Navona (recently open to public) offers now an exhibit entirely dedicated to the evolution of the gladiators’ combat art through the centuries, from V-IV BC to II cent. AC.
Present Piazza Navona coincides with the ancient Stadium of Domitian, used as a venue for combat events since when Colosseum underwent its first restoration.
At “Gladiators: Arms and armors in the Roman Empire” – that’s the title of the 6-month exhibition – more than 350 artefacts are on display, from legs and arms pieces to helmets, armors, shields and swords.
Location: Piazza Navona – Museo dello Stadio di Domiziano.
Piazza Navona can be easily reached from Termin station by bus: stay at Carlito Hotel & Hostel for a strategically placed accommodation!