Lo Stadio dei Marmi / by Michelle Linden



Each of 60 nudes encircling the Foro Italico racetrack have been designed to represent a different province of Italy and separate sport. I find the statues pretty interesting as a contrast to what we think of as typical roman and renaissance sculpture. Rather than celebrating the gods (or god), these statues were the brainchild of Mussolini and were intended to help motivate a virile and strong youth population. Perhaps more of these statues around the country would help Italy's declining population!