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

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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It's a great photo opportunity and just around the corner from the coliseum and the forum. It's interesting. Read about it before you go if you do';t see it on a tour.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Huntsville, Alabama
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This used to be where chariot races took place in Ancient Rome, but over time, this is now just a barren open space that requires your imagination to appreciate its historical significance. Such a shame, as this could've been a highlight of Rome where they could replicate the ancient Chariot races for visitors to see and feel the history, but... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a great photo opportunity and just around the corner from the coliseum and the forum. It's interesting. Read about it before you go if you do';t see it on a tour.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What you see is what you get, but with a good guidebook, and an interest in Roman and Trajan history, you can easily find points of interest

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A simple open space where anyone can wander this is such an important historical site, amoungst other things the location for the filming of the famous chariot race in benn herr, forgive the spelling, this was the actual schene of the exact same sport in ancient Roam locate just below one of the famous seven hills the birth place of... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Imagine horse drawn chariots racing around this track. Something I've only seen on TV but to where they did it right here in Rome. Another must see when visiting Rome!

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Monifieth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The weather was rather cool on the day we chose to view this attraction and for that reason it was more prudent to view it from the confines of the tour bus whilst being fed historical information through the head sets provided. This is the setting for many large gatherings including open air concerts.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 picnic to actually :) No actual food there, only snacks, so you will need to bring it with you.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Circus Maximus is the largest circus in ancient Rome. It was famous as a venue for countless chariot races and well worth a visit

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Worth going here if you want to stand where the races happen. You can look up to see where the emperor watched from his balcony. Other than that it's an empty field so you have to have an imagination and passion for history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

A worthy addition and short walk from the coliseum. Walk through, shut your eyes and imagine what a chariot race with 300k attendance must have been like... While I didn't get chariots, I did get the Boss on my last visit, rocking 100k fans in the centre of the Circo. A great experience.

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