Societa Sportiva Lazio, named after the central region of Italy, are based in Rome and share the Stadio Olimpico with their fierce rivals AS Roma. Over the last two decades they have become one of the best known Italian teams around the world, competing at the top level of European football and signing some of the worlds best players.
The team peaked at the start of the century when they won the scudetto on the last day of the 1999-2000 season under coach Sven Goran Eriksson. Although they have slipped from the top of Serie A in recent years, they still have some of Italy's most passionate supporters and the Rome derby is still a spectacular event.
If you can only experience one game in Italy, a weekend in the Eternal city and a Rome derby would be hard to beat.
Full Name : Societa Sportiva Lazio
Team Colours : sky blue and white
Nicknames : laziali, biancocelesti
Stadium : Stadio Olimpico, Via Foro Italico, Rome
Capacity : 72,698
Official Website : sslazio.it
Serie A : 2
Coppa Italia : 5
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup : 1
The Stadio Olimpico is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful and evocative football stadiums in the world. It has hosted the World Cup final in 1990 and more recently two Champions League Finals. Despite a running track separating the stands from the pitch, the views and atmosphere are still special. Shared with Roma, the Lazio fans occupy the northern end of the staduim, the curva nord.
To reach the stadium take Metro Linea A to Flaminio station, then take tram number 2 to Piazza Mancini (the terminus). The Stadio Olimpico is just over the River Tiber.
Lazio tickets can be bought in Rome at Lottomatica outlets throughout the town or at the stadium.
It goes without saying that Rome is one of the best places you could possibly visit on a football trip. There are enough sights, museums and attractions to fill the longest of trips, but even if you're only visiting for the weekend, the compactness of the city centre means you can still fit in the most important sights.
For more detailed information on things to do and where to stay in Rome visit our sister website Italy Heaven - Rome.