The Rome Auditorium is a multi-functional complex dedicated to music, contributing to the enrichment of the already immense patrimony of the Eternal City. The site chosen for the construction of the Auditorium is on the narrow plain that stretches from the banks of the Tiber to the Parioli hill, located between the Olympic Village built for the 1960 Games and the Palazzo dello Sport and Stadio Flaminio, designed by Pierluigi Nervi.
A site removed from the city centre offered the advantage of being able to welcome and easily handle a large audience (thanks to preexisting infrastructure nearby), as well as occupying a space that for a long time had been a kind of artificial fracture, a “hole” in the city fabric.
The Parco della Musica was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, Jürgen Reinhold from Müller-BBM was in charge of acoustics in the three concert halls, Franco Zagari was landscape architect for the outdoor spaces.
The three large concert halls are Sala Petrassi, in memory of Goffredo Petrassi, about 700 seats; Sala Sinopoli, in memory of Giuseppe Sinopoli, about 1200 seats; and Sala Santa Cecilia, about 2800 seats. They are structurally separated to ensure soundproofing, though joined at the base by a continuous lobby. A fourth “concert hall”, called Cavea, is the open air theater recalling ancient Greek and Roman theaters. The fan-shaped layout is formed around the central piazza. The Auditorium not only has concert halls, but also a Theatre Studio, Studios 1, 2, 3, and a foyer. The complex also includes a series of spaces for commercial, recreational, exhibition and study activities.
Address: Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale Pietro de Coubertin 30 – 00196 Rome
The Auditorium Parco della Musica of Rome is on Viale Pietro de Coubertin, near the Palazzetto dello Sport, off Viale Tiziano. It is in the Flaminio district of Rome, by the Villaggio Olimpico and can be easily reached by public transport.
From Termini station, bus n° 910, 217. Linea “M” (special bus route between Termini station and Viale Pietro de Coubertin Auditorium stop).
From the historical center: bus n° 53 (Piazza San Silvestro), Metro A line Flaminio stop (Piazza del Popolo) then no.2 tram to Pietro de Coubertin Auditorium stop).
By car From the G.R.A. (ring-road around Rome) take the Flaminio Saxa Rubra exit towards Corso di Francia or from the Lungotevere Flaminio turn off into Viale Tiziano and then again at the Palazzetto dello Sport (covered sport complex) There are large parking garages near the Auditorium Parco della Musica with designated areas for disabled visitors.