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

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Circus Maximus (Circo Massimo)

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

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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 $103.09
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 $85.48
Semi-Private Tour of the Ancient Rome: Colosseum and Baths of Caracalla, Rome, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Semi-Private Tour of the Ancient Rome: Colosseum and Baths of Caracalla

If you want to discover Rome through tales of everyday life, join this themed tour of Colosseum, Caracalla's Bath and Circus Maximus, and venture into the old ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $82.47
Ancient Rome and Colosseum Private Tour with Underground Chambers Arena and Upper Tier, Rome, ... 
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Private Tour with Underground Chambers Arena and Upper Tier

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

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

From USD $215.94
Classical Rome City Tour, Rome, Cultural 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: 3 - 6 hours

From USD $44.49
Ancient Rome Segway Tour with Optional Skip the Line Colosseum Ticket, Rome, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Ancient Rome Segway Tour with Optional Skip the Line Colosseum Ticket

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Small Group Segway tour of the best sights of Ancient Rome, including the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Circus Maximum, Baths of Caracalla and so much more. We'll ...  Read more

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

From USD $69.45
Rome by Night Tour, Rome, Segway Tours
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Rome by Night Tour

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Sit back and relax on a 2-hour night sightseeing tour of Rome. While traveling by air-conditioned coach around Rome’s ‘centro storico,’ Ancient Rome and ...  Read more

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

From USD $49.92
Golf Cart Tour Around Imperial Rome, Rome, Night Tours
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Golf Cart Tour 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 $130.21
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 $108.51
Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour, Rome, Ports of Call Tours
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Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour

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Discover the history of Imperial Rome on this 3-hour afternoon tour by coach and foot! As the capital of the Roman Empire, Rome boasts an array of ancient ...  Read more

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

From USD $62.94

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