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  • Address: Via del Circo Massimo, Rome, Province of Rome 00186, Italy

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Circus Maximus (Circo Massimo) Tours

In Ancient Rome, a “circus” was an oblong arena where events like chariot races, games, and other performances were held. As you might guess, the Circus Maximus was - in a word - huge. It was the Roman Empire’s largest stadium, measuring more than 2,000 feet long by 387 feet wide and capable of holding an audience of 150,000.

First built in the 6th century B.C.E., the Circus Maximus was expanded over the next several centuries (and rebuilt occasionally after fire and flood damaged), until it was rebuilt by Emperor Trajan in the early 2nd century AD. In addition to chariot and horse races, the Circus Maximus also held religious ceremonies, and parades.

The last recorded uses of the Circus Maximus are in the 6th century AD, and today there’s very little left of the structures. The site is now a public park, and you can see the overall oblong shape where the Circus used to be, as well as some of the starting gates.

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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena, Rome, null
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena

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Experience the full glory of Rome's Colosseum on a walking tour with skip-the-line entry! Accompanied by an expert guide who is passionate about Roman history, ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $123.88
Skip the Line Private Tour: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Art History Walking Tour, Rome, ... 
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Skip the Line Private Tour: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Art History Walking Tour

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Explore the Colosseum and Forum in style on a private walking tour with an art expert, and skip the queues for the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Accompanied by ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $133.46
2-Hour Private Rome Colosseum Skip-the-Line Tour, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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2-Hour Private Rome Colosseum Skip-the-Line Tour

Take this opportunity and visit, one of the finest masterpieces in the world with a fast track entry ticket, the Colosseum in Rome. Get a swift but ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.31
Private Circus Maximus and Aventine Keyhole Tour, Rome, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Private Circus Maximus and Aventine Keyhole Tour

Enjoy a fascinating private 2-hour tour of the Circus Maximus and the Aventine Hill led by an expert guide. Visit the grandest entertainment venue of ancient ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.13
Ancient Rome and Colosseum Private Tour with Underground Chambers Arena, Rome, Walking Tours
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Private Tour with Underground Chambers Arena

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Tour the Colosseum in Rome with this private 3-hour tour with a skip-the-line ticket. Enjoy access to the areas of the Colosseum, including ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $249.00
6-Day Small Group Italy Tour of Rome Florence Pisa Venice, Venice, Cultural Tours
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6-Day Small Group Italy Tour of Rome Florence Pisa Venice

Six fantastic days to enjoy the best of Italy, from Rome, Florence, Pisa, and Venice . Take this opportunity to visit some amazing places with this small ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

From USD $999.00
Segway Tour of Ancient Rome with Optional Skip-the-Line Colosseum Entry, Rome, Multi-day Tours
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Segway Tour of Ancient Rome with Optional Skip-the-Line Colosseum Entry

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Embark on a 3.5-hour Segway tour through the wonders of ancient Rome. Join a small group on a stand-up, motorized tour past some of the city's most iconic ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $75.08
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Classical Rome City Tour, Rome, Segway Tours
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Classical Rome City Tour

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Spend your morning on this classic Rome tour, seeing all the top attractions in Rome’s ‘centro storico’ – its historic center. By both coach and foot, visit ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: Flexible

From USD $41.29
Golf Cart Around Imperial Rome, Rome, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Golf Cart Around Imperial Rome

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With the tour golf car in three hours you can visit all the squares and characteristic monuments of Rome such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Vatican, ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $225.23
Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Independent Rome Day Trip, Rome, City Tours
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Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Independent Rome Day Trip

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When your cruise ship docks at the Civitavecchia port, embark on an independent shore excursion to Rome. Your private driver will pick you up and take you to ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.13

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