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Circus Maximus

| Between Via dei Cerchi and Via del Circo Massimo, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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Picture more than 300,000 Roman spectators cheering chariot races inside this huge Roman circus, which was built to entertain emperors during the time of Imperial Rome.
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| Between Via dei Cerchi and Via del Circo Massimo, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Enough ruins left that you can picture the days of the chariot races and just the size of the track that they ran on. Worth stopping by for a visit.

Thank niner42
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's well worth taking a walk alongside the Circus Maximus and imagining what went on there thousands of years ago. The views of the Roman building remnants on the Palatine hill also make this experience memorable.

Thank SeemsTVL
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's amazing being here and realizing what this place once was. On this long field, with gravel as its base, there was a stadium holding 300,000 people for chariot races. Amazing. A great, fast visit. Not much here now, except for tourists like me who...More

Thank BDavis1236
Reviewed 6 days ago

You will inevitably walk round or through Circus Maximus at some point during your stay in Rome. Just do yourself a favour and do a quick read of your guide book prior to visiting. The history is mind blowing. Part of CM has been tidied...More

Thank Bernie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't actually walk the grounds but drove around it several times. Could imagine the chariot races going on.

Thank denniscC4624YG
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a few days in Rome after a whirlwind tour visiting family and attending a wedding in Italy. The Hop On Hop Off bus tour was a great way to get a quick overview of the highlights, then go back to spend time where...More

Thank Judith C
Reviewed 1 week ago

See the scale of this huge site & you start to appreciate the grandeur of the ancient chariot races packed with thousands of Romans. It all happened right here. And above this now grrassy oval expanse loom the ruined palaces of the emperors.

Thank Joan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit even if just from the busstop, and definitely find out about its history and significance. A place for open air activities during summer.

Thank kkatriina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though very little of the Circus Maximus remains compared to other attractions nearby like the Colossrum, the place is still well worth a visit. It is huge, once holding a quarter of a million people. It probably held that many the last tine I...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Frustrating ... there is only one archaeological site of 50m and the rest of almost 650m are a poorly maintained square, full of small stones and scrub for trimming. In fact the great HIT of the place is the view of Mount Palatino that will...More

1  Thank RMorgado
Contrary to the chaos of the city, the Aventine is
Rome’s oasis. A neighbourhood made up of a patchwork
of ancient churches, hidden gardens, private homes and
embassies, peace and quiet is top priority and the
vibe definitely friends and family. Take a walk around
the Aventine and you’ll find a treasure hunt of
surprises like the clever little keyhole at the
Knights of Malta entrance (the only place you’ll find
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Jennifer G
16 July 2016|
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