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Circus Maximus, Rome

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Head to ancient Rome at Circus Maximus, once the site of a Roman chariot racing stadium. This was the first and largest stadium in ancient Rome and its later empire. Enjoy a walk through the park to admire what remains of the place where more than 300,000 spectators once cheered on chariots. Information plaques displayed by the ruins tell more. Put Circus Maximus into our Rome itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Rome.
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  • It was excellent seeing where the chariot races took place. Definitely worth seeing and getting a few pictures. I saw no need to get off the bus as it is mostly empty. Could be a nice place to take a ...  more »
  • If you drive by bus along Circus Maximus, it looks like a nice trail. But ...., d even finish and walk where the races took place. All of a sudden you see how big it is and how impressive these races must have been. Very nice to walk through. Entrance is free.
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  • Day! With a capacity (from historical sources) of 250,000 viewers today, would turn pale modern stadiums. Studied, as was used by the engineers of ancient Rome, to meet all the needs of the audience (art latrine system system to drain people, taverns, various services, etc.), still (although only one remains part of the South side) from the idea of its magnificence. Entrance from Piazza di Porta Capena, the entrance are 4 euro (Entire non-residents: € 5.00, Reduced non-residents: € 4.00, adults: € 4.00, Reduced colony: € 3.00)). Although there are information boards well made, I recommend to visit with a guide. For the rest ... Good visit! p.s: anyway is available toll free city of Rome 060608
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  • Not one of Rome's better preserved relics. Mainly looks like an untended grass field, though crumbling relics from long-ago are in evidence. Yet knowing what once was can generate a thrill in standing on such historic ground.
  • We were just there, but could only see it for a few minutes to take pictures. Yet, when we were on the bus I looked out, saw it, and immediately jumped up to admire it. Nobody noticed until I started taking pictures. After just seeing the Colosseum, this was one of Rome's small marvels. However, allowing it to seat almost 250,000 spectators and the Colosseum being down the street, what an amazing atmosphere you had in that old city. The only reason I'm not giving it five stars is that we didn't get a chance to go down into it.
  • It's big, it's beautiful. Remember Ben-hur? I could feel it and then someone told me Ben-hur was actually shot there 😲 But I feel authorities should put some efforts to make it look more like what it should be.
  • This thing is big! While not as immediately impressive as the nearby Colosseum, the magnitude of it is impressive. Also there is the view of the Fora and Colosseum
  • Amazing to imagine Ben Hur like people were racing here 2000 years ago