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Address: | Between Via dei Cerchi and Via del Circo Massimo, 00153 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 060608
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Picture more than 300,000 Roman spectators cheering chariot races...

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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A classic for a visit to Roma

You can walk into the story, visiting that place, and remember of the classical movie Quo Vadis. The view of the Basilica di Massenzio is astonishing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
L'Aquila, Italy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here for a walk around sunset time and it was lovely. Quite a large area and some of it is cordoned off for excavation but it's very close to the coliseum and a good site to visit!

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L'Aquila, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can walk into the story, visiting that place, and remember of the classical movie Quo Vadis. The view of the Basilica di Massenzio is astonishing.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Circus in 2014 and when you stop and take a moment to look it is amazing. You can just imagine what went on back in those days, there isn't a great deal of it left but what is takes you back in time. One for the history lovers for sure.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was the site of chariot races and gladiator fights. Today it is still used for concerts and other public events.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to believe that it used to fit 100,000 spectators. Like most of old Rome, it's in ruins so you have to use your imagination to appreciate its spendor.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just down from the Palatine Hill is this vast, flat green area. I strongly suggest you do a bit of research of what was here and what it probably looked like. What was at one time a facility that had a capacity of about 250 000 spectators is little more than a grassy plain today. The spina area can be... More 

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East Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People had raved about how good this was and to be honest I may have been expecting more that I seen, however it was interesting and historical. If you are short on time within the city then I would leave this off of you list, but if you have plenty of time then add it to your itinerary

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Swanley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good to see even if nothing 'there' as such. The land is open but you get the idea of the size of the former stadium.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a take walk through ancient and classic Rome and you are transported back to a time when fol took part in games and the prize was their life.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Circo Maximo is nothing more than a stretch of lawn that lies upon a historical site where individuals gathered in ancient roman times. It lacks roman structures and architectures...there is nothing there on sight that would indicate that famous Roman people were here in the past. I mean just look at the photo...the remants of the bridge don't even... More 

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