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June 22, 2023

Webuild: laying of the first stone at Venezia Station on Rome’s Metro C Line, a sustainable mobility project that safeguards the city’s archeological heritage

A station of archeology with eight underground levels to serve as a hub for neighbouring museums Vittoriano, Palazzo Venezia and Imperial Fora
A unique engineering challenge involving 1,500 suppliers from start of works


  • Venezia Station: excavations to go 85 metres deep, creating a space to host archeological finds uncovered during construction and offering three accesses to neighbouring museums 
  • Line C will have 29 stations along 26 kilometres from the eastern periphery to the northwest, across the historic centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 22 stations are already open to the public, three under construction, two of which for delivery by 2024, and four more stations at design stage to bring line to Clodio-Mazzini


ROME, June 22, 2023 –The laying of the first stone of the future Venezia Station of Line C was celebrated in the heart of Rome today. Commissioned by Roma Metropolitane and under construction by Metro C S.c.p.a consortium led by Webuild and Vianni Lavori, the line will be the first in the Italian capital to have driverless trains. The ceremony, which marked the start of construction of the station, was attended by Italian Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Matteo Salvini; Rome Mayor Roberto Gualtieri; Extraordinary Commissioner for Line C Maria Lucia Conti; and City of Rome Council Member for Mobility Eugenio Patanè, all of whom were welcomed at the site by Webuild Chief Executive Pietro Salini along with officials from Roma Metropolitane, Metro C S.c.p.a. and Vianini Lavori.

The Venezia Station is a unique engineering challenge in light of its location amid historic monuments and museums where there is a constant flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, which will continue uninterrupted during construction.

Located at the centre of the piazza of the same name, the station will have eight levels below ground and three entrances: two leading to Palazzo Venezia and Auditoria di Adriano with escalators and a bank of elevators, and another towards Vittoriano with an open staircase. In total, there will be 27 escalators. Each level will cover 4,500 square metres, with the bottom one reaching a depth of approximately 45 metres. Meanwhile, the containment walls that will facilitate excavation work will be up to 85 metres deep. 

The station’s location will make it a hub for the museums in the area. At the top level, the public will have access to Palazzo Venezia and the Auditoria di Adriano, and the archeological area of the Imperial Fora. The station will also provide access to the Vittoriano.

The Venezia Station will also serve as an archeological museum, with the first level dedicated to artifacts uncovered during the excavation. An estimated 66,000 cubic metres of ground are expected to be dug for archeological purposes. Discoveries have already been made, including the Auditoria di Adriano, one of the most significant in recent times. The construction techniques that have been adopted and the protocols taken for archeological research with Rome’s Superintendency will not only safeguard this heritage but also create an opportunity for the Line C.

The line will be a total of 26 kilometres in length and have 29 stations. Some 19 kilometres of it is already in operation, with 22 stations between Montecompatri/Pantano to the east and San Giovanni near the centre. Section T3 between San Giovanni and Colosseo/Fori Imperiali is under construction, with the tunnels having been completed up to the site of the future Venezia Station. Meanwhile, the stations of Porta Metronia and Colosseo/Fori Imperiali are under construction and expected to be delivered by the second half of 2024. The section beyond Venezia Station towards Clodio/Mazzini and four more stations are being designed.

An estimated 1,500 suppliers, 98% Italian, are so far involved.

In addition to the future section to Clodio/Mazzini, another is being considered from Clodio to Farnesina with two more stations.

Interconnections with Line A have been made at the San Giovanni Station, while other junctions are planned for Colosseo on Line B, Venezia for the future Line D, and Ottaviano on Line A. Line C will encourage the removal of 400,000 vehicles from city streets every day, helping avoid up to 310,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year.

Line C will have a driverless train system like the ones being built elsewhere by Webuild. In Milan, it is developing the M4, known as the blue line. It is already open between the Linate city airport and Dateo Station, and soon other stations such as San Babila and Piazza Tricolore will open, making the journey from the city airport to the historic centre a question of minutes. In Riyadh, Webuild is working on Line 3, the longest of the metro network being developed across the city, covering approximately 42 kilometres with 22 stations. 


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Venezia Station - Line C of Rome's Metro, is surrounded by unique monuments (the Vittoriano, Palazzo Venezia, Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali, the Santa Maria di Loreto Church) in an area enriched with archaeological and historical findings. It represents a unique engineering challenge and an opportunity to reach depths that have never been explored before, valuing the city's archaeological heritage.

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First stage archeological investigations carried out in the piazza della Madonna di Loreto allowed finding a significant monument: Adrian's Auditoria, made of large rooms, where philosophical discussions and public lectures of literary works took place. Even in this case, a unique and specific design of the station, which will host the monument, was created.

At the centre of the piazza (square), from the archaeological investigations, emerged the ancient tabernae, buildings used for commercial purposes that looked onto via Lata, the ancient via Flaminia. These will too be repositioned at the end of the works so that visitors can see them. 

The station will create a real museum-like hub that will allow people to travel through history, with an underground connection at the first underground level of the station with the museums of Palazzo Venezia, the Vittoriano and Trajan's Forum.

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Webuild: laying of the first stone at Venezia Station on Rome’s Metro C Line, a sustainable mobility project that safeguards the city’s archeological heritage

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