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Circus Maximus, Rome

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#45 of 252 in Historic Sites in Rome
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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  • August 17, 2017
    Notice to be closer than when seen from far away and quite wide. Going down to the bottom and feel more spacious. Tank sports field traces of ancient Rome; I admire. If you are in fact reproduced at the time I want to see. If you're cool, like combed running evening.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Already theatre performances and floats to Roman chariot races, is today only a pool of wild grass, filled with garbage and feces of dogs that are brought here for a walk. Yet still gives the visitor an idea of the magnificence of what was at the time ...
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  • August 14, 2017
    .. .This 100 metres from the Colosseum and is free, it must be imagination that just is nothing, but is free... and in a couple of minutes walk from the Colosseum and you're there.
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  • Historically speaking it's cool to know what happened where you're standing. Visually you're not going to be blown away. Really just the oval shape of the ground is left with some stone ruins left.
  • Beautiful park grounds now. It's amazing to think this once bustling hub is just a dirt track in an open grass field now. Great for picnics, napping, or daydreaming.
  • Certainly a place to see. The whole area is beautiful. It's where the romans had their chariot races. Great place for a picnic and the classical architecture in the surrounding area is inspiring.
  • Huge racecourse from the past. Beautifully preserved. Lovely green spot in the modern city.
  • Beautiful view! plus very convenient spot to park your car

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For easy foot access to most of the city's main historical sites, consider staying in Rome's old town center. The area is conveniently placed for public transport, only a walk away from the city's main railway station. Accommodations here span all hotels sectors, from cheap hostels to luxury brand names. To avoid the steep prices and overcrowding of the town center, explore the hotels in the inner suburbs of Rome. They offer comfortable rooms and excellent food at a fraction of the price charged by the centrally located hotel chains. Another affordable option is the area around Vatican, which boasts a good selection of family-owned B&Bs.
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