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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.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good25%
  • Average35%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible5%
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| Between Via dei Cerchi and Via del Circo Massimo, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Located in the backyard of the coliseum and Roman Forum/Palatine Hill, it makes sense to give this a look. Although you can pay to enter, it's just as easy to view this from many different angles. It's also a bus stop for Hop on Hop...More

Thank gongelson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Other than a tower and a few walls, there is little left of possibly the largest sporting arena ever constructed. Once housing up to 250,000 people this place is built on a grand scale. The entire track layout is still there as are the banks...More

Thank thevontrapps
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing left after 2000 years. Don't expect to see chariot races or meet Ben Hur. Not worth more than a glance.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy being outdoors and speculating about how the place I'm standing in has changed over time, and the Maximus is definitely the spot for that. Now a simple park with only a small, gated off section of the original structure remaining, it's hard to...More

Thank Nicki S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not exactly a lot to see; you'll have to get kids imagining a chariot race to bring this one to life; get a taxi to drive you past. Not really a need to spend ages here.

Thank Matvl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you've seen Ben Hur you will appreciate it even more, if not it is still a nice place to visit and try imagining how life used to be during the Roman Empire.

Thank Corina O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Italy Segway Tour included this stop as part of their day tour, and it really is amazing how large the space is. On the day, a group of horsemen were practicing a formation, which seemed so appropriate for this historical site. You can walk...More

Thank codym481
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

however, as you stand along Via del Circo Massimo, looking out over what once was a chariot-racing stadium you can almost feel the thunder from the pounding hooves of the horses and the cries of the spectators. All that remains now are a few ruins...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not worth traveling out of your way, but if you are in the area, it is nice to stop by. There is nothing left, just a big gaping field where the Circus Maximus used to be. When I was there, they were using...More

Thank JRIZ
Reviewed 17 May 2017

An absolute must see. Do not leave Rome until you have seen this! It is a piece of history that you will carry with you long into the future.

Thank IvanaOlive
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Anyone know where will call is? Trying to trade my voucher for tickets for Bruce Springsteen! Show starts in 15mts
17 July 2016|
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