Description Street circuit used for 1st Circuito dell’Impero (Empire Circuit) on June 11th 1939. I don’t know if it had some section in common with Circuito Ostiense used in 1926 (I know nothing about it)
Location Lido di Ostia
RM - Roma - Lazio
Location Lido di Ostia (Roma), at Tevere mouth and close to former Carlo Del Prete flying boat terminal. This area had been completely modified and now it’s not far from Fiumicino International Airport. Castelfusano circuit is few km East.
Latitude - Longitude + 41°43'46"     + 12°16'32"
41.729444     12.275556
UTM Coordinates X = 273404.899  -  Y = 4623324.751  -  Zone 33T
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Portale Cartografico Nazionale  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Visual Pagine Gialle
Altitude AMSL  
Inauguration June 11th 1939
Closing June 11th 1939
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian Date della Storia di Ostia: La Gazzetta dello Sport press survey - June 1939
(2) Italian Gazzetta dello Sport [Publishing date: June 1939]

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Circuito dell’Impero
Years 1939
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration June 11th 1939
Closing June 11th 1939
Last update of this page April 4th 2006
Info last update  
Distinctive points  
length 10132  m 33241  ft 6.296  mi    
length 10100  m 33136  ft 6.276  mi   (1)

Lido di Ostia

Lido di Ostia

Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
May 2nd 2004 Circuito dell’Impero 1939 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
July 2nd 2003 Circuito dell’Impero 1939 Guido de Carli     New Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
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