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- 98%History Buffs
- 69%Local Culture
- 60%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (39)
- Circus MaximusMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Dec 14, 2013
This place is very historic, but its a little hard to imagine what it used to look like. More fun with a guide or a guide book to hear the full story.
- Circus MaximusMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Oct 25, 2013
The Circus Maximus is not much to look at these days but it was one of the great chariot race courses in the Roman world. When I was in Rome in 2005 it was the day after the Live 8 concert. The Rome segment of the program was held in the Circus Maximus.
- Circus MaximusFirst to ReviewOct 22, 2013
Circo Massimo is within a short walking distance of the Colosseum, so if you have time to pass by on your way there, it is a nice, additional piece of history. That being said, you really have to flex your historical imagination to get a sense of what went on here. Today it looks more like a neglected soccer field, and Romans tend to us it as a track for exercise. Come here at dusk, when the sun reflects off the ruins and lights up the field in a brilliant gold color.
- Circus MaximusCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 10, 2013
Of all the empty patches of grass and dirt in the world, I suppose this is one of my favorites. More rich in history than sights today, you have to use your imagination to imagine huge chariot races and simulations of sea battles here (apparently they used to flood it with water too).
Today, it's a convenient place to jog or lay about.
- Circus MaximusJul 03, 2013
To an untrained eye the Circus of Maxentius just looks like a vast green pasture where locals jog or take their dogs for a walk, but in ancient times this oblong ground was, as its name indicates, Rome’s most famous and by far oldest circus.
The Circus of Maxentius was an arena for various kinds of sports and athletic competitions, although it gained fame mainly for its chariot races which often lasted from the early morning to dusk, with as many as one hundred held a day.
It could hold up to between two hundred and fifty thousand and three hundred thousand spectators either seated or standing
Recent excavation has brought to light relics which help to give us a better idea of what the circus used to look like with its countless shops, stalls and taverns flanking the track area.
- Circus MaximusNov 25, 2012
If you didn't know the history of the Circus Maximus it would look like a track that's been a bit neglected. If you're a runner it may be fun to do a few laps but for those of us who aren't it was interesting to pass by and think of what it used to be.
- Circus MaximusOct 22, 2012
circus maximus, is basically mostly a stretch of land, oval shaped. with a bit of the buidlings still standing but mostly it's just empty. you can see the outline of the tracks. it's at the end of the walk through the Forum romano coming from the collisseum.
- Circus MaximusMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Sep 10, 2012
Circus Maximus looks like a big empty lot. There's a raised bit in the center, suggesting a track, but all of the seats are gone. I was in Rome in August so I didn't take the opportunity to run a few laps.
- Circus MaximusMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsWellness+ 5Aug 28, 2012
Imaginación. Eso es lo que hace falta y en cantidades industriales, puesto que a duras penas quedan algo de lo que en su día fue uno de los platos fuertes tanto a nivel recreativo como arquitectónico. Hoy en día, es un gran solar. Una pena.
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Aliases: Circo Massimo