ATP Rome – Don’t miss it!

ATP Rome - tennis court

The ATP tennis tournament in Rome is one of the most well-known events, alongside Monaco and Madrid, serving as a prelude to the Roland Garros, the only Grand Slam tournament on clay. Apart from the clay courts, the characteristic backdrop of the Roman cypresses adds to the charm of the tournament.

For those fortunate enough to be in Rome during the event, it’s not just the sights but also the flavours of excellent food and wine, along with the magical atmosphere that permeates Rome in  May. The temperatures are ideal, spring-like, ensuring not only tennis excitement but also opportunities to explore Roman landmarks and stroll through the narrow streets of the city center.

The ATP tournament in Rome has been around since 1935, although the first Italian championship was played in Milan in 1930. The tournament is part of the ATP Masters 1000 series, with the WTA tournament, WTA 1000, holding the same status. The Open Era began in 1969. Rafael Nadal has won the tournament the most times, a total of 10.

Where is Foro Italico and How to get from the city Centre?

If you’re staying in one of the hotels in the center of Rome, here are a few ways to reach the Foro Italico tennis center.

The ATP Rome tournament takes place at the Foro Italico courts, located 6km northwest of the city center.

Map of Rome with Foro Italico ATP Rome

You can reach the Foro Italico tennis center from the city center by bus line n201 in about 20 minutes, or you can take a taxi for about 10-15 euros and arrive a few minutes faster than by bus.

If you prefer the metro, the best option is to take metro line A from Termini station to Ottaviano station, then take bus line 32 to the tennis center, or if you’re up for a walk, it will take about 25 minutes.

Stations of Rome metro line A


If you’re planning to visit Rome in May and you’re a tennis enthusiast, it makes perfect sense to time your visit for the second week of May when the ATP Rome is on and enjoy the tennis magic of the world’s best players. May in Rome is pleasant and ideal for city sightseeing, considering the likelihood of rain is low, and it’s not as hot as in July and August.

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