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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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  • Average36%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible5%
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| Between Via dei Cerchi and Via del Circo Massimo, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 1 April 2015

So we were walking from Trastevere to the Metro (a long walk) and walked along the western (or southern) edge of the area. Lots of couples and families using the area as a nice afternoon walk or picnic or small ball game. It was pleasant...More

Thank moxiefox
Reviewed 23 March 2015

We made a long walk from the Piramide metro station (coming back from Ostia Antica, where we had a great lunch in the medieval village centre) walked past Circus Maximus, Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth) and the Marcello Theatre to Isola Tiberina, to go...More

Thank Waldo S
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Walking through Rome we came across the Circus Maximus. This is more of a park than historical ground. It was nice though to get an idea of the size of the old race track. On the plus side this was in the process of renovation...More

Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 18 March 2015

So many great things to see in Rome, close to Roman Forum but don't go out of your way to see it, close to Collesium.

Thank Darryl C
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Even though the building is not as well preserved as the Forum area or the Colosseum, the arena demands respect for its sheer size and age. It is the oldest and biggest Roman stadium, with an estimated capacity of 250.000 spectators. Here too, one can...More

Thank Irina D
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Circus Maximus was an amazing place to visit. It is a park and public market at times. We were there iin May and it was quite warm. They appeared to be working on restoring one end of the area, in Italian time of course!! To...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 7 March 2015

The Circus Maximus is an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome, Italy. Situated in the valley between the Aventine and Palatine hills, it was the first and largest stadium in ancient Rome and its later Empire. It measured 621...More

Thank Zlatan75Mitic
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Well, the remains of Circus Maximus are few, but the shear size of the old arena is aweinspiring and to think about the horse race games that took place here 2000 years ago makes you gasp a little. The sharp angles, the long stretch, the...More

1  Thank NillaJ
Reviewed 28 February 2015

I don't know what I was expecting, but it was not this.I think I was expecting a proper stadium, or at least half of one,but all it had was a load of rubble and grass. Honestly don't waste your time.Rubbish!

1  Thank loves2holidays27
Reviewed 25 February 2015

there is nothing here to see, just 500 meters of grass... but is close to coloseo and forum imperiale, and palatino so if you are nearby you can go there and sit on the grass to relax

Thank Pedro_Steve
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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