The Italian Open is one of the oldest annual tennis tournaments in the world. Founded in 1930, the Italian Open has been played every year since, with a few exceptions. Also known as the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, the tournament was originally held in Milan, before settling in Rome in 1934. Since then the Italian Open has moved to multiple locations, but returned to Rome, where it has stayed for the last two decades. The Italian Open is a Masters 1000 class tournament on the ATP World Tour, placing it among the top 15 professional Tennis Tournaments in the world in terms of prestige. The Italian Open is played on red clay, a surface that is known for its difficulty and breads very exciting tennis. After the French Open at Roland Garros, the Italian Open is the most prestigious professional tennis tournament to be played on clay. The Italian Open features a men’s and women’s tournament, with the Italian Open Women’s Tournament being founded the same year as the men in 1930. Italian Open Tickets are a gateway to some of the most exciting tennis on clay in the world. Few ATP Tour tennis tickets offer fans the unique opportunity to see the world’s top pros battle it out on the iconic surface. Score with TicketCity – the place to go for Italian Open tickets.
2016 Italian Open at Foro Italico in Rome Address: Viale del Foro Italico, 00135 Rome, Italy
The Italian Open is played at the iconic Foro Italico sports complex in Rome. Foro Italico was built in the late 1920’s and pays tribute to the ancient archetecure and themes of the historic Roman buildings that surround the complex. The Foro Italico is home to a number of different venues, with the tennis center serving as the most iconic tennis venue in Italy. Center Court at Foro Italico is known as Campo Centrale and can seat over 10,000 fans for tennis matches. The stadium is never more alive and buzzing then when the top men’s and women’s pros are playing at the Italian Open.