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Circus Maximus

Visitors who walk the ancient grounds of Circus Maximus in Rome can almost hear the thunder of hooves and delighted screams of the hundreds of thousands of spectators that once gathered for the chariot races the stadium was built for. Circus Maximus is located in a valley between the Palatine and Aventine hills and was first built in ancient times for Ludi, the public games that were a key part of Roman religious festivals. Although little remains of the original structure, Circus Maximus is still one of the highlights of the city centre and an occasional venue for concerts.

  • Stroll through the Piazza del Popolo and see the Obelisco Flaminio monument that dominates the centre. The obelisk was transported to Rome from Egypt by Augustus in the year 10 BC.
  • Climb to the top of Rome's Palatine Hill, where you will enjoy panoramic views of the ruins of Circus Maximus and the surrounding area.
  • Walk to the nearby Colosseum to see a marvel of ancient Roman engineering that was built in the 1st century AD and played home to brutal gladiator fights and mock sea battles.

Driving and parking in the city can be a stressful ordeal so it is best to get to Circus Maximus using either the subway or the bus system. Take the red line of the Metro to the Circo Massimo stop and you will be able to see Circus Maximus when you emerge onto the street. Although the cluster of ancient sites found in Rome seem perfect for pedestrians, the traffic can be dangerous so it is advised to always pay attention to traffic control devices. The Leonardo Express is the best way to reach the city centre from the airport.

Hotels near Circus Maximus

620 hotels near Circus Maximus

1 Lunetta Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.8 / 5

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Built from the remains of the beautiful Theatre of Pompeius, Hotel Lunetta Rome fuses modern conveniences and authentic Roman design with preserved ancient theatre walls within the premises. This... More

2 Tiziano Hotel Rome

4 stars
5.0 / 5

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The wonderfully positioned 4-star Tiziano Hotel is set between the nearby attractions of Largo Argentina and Piazza Navona, in the heart of the historic centre of Rome.The hotel is close to the... More

3 Borromeo Hotel Rome

3 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

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Set right in the heart of Rome, Borromeo Hotel Rome provides a comfortable and elegant stay and a great place to experience the best of Roman life with its culture, art and shopping. Guests can... More

4 Villa San Pio Hotel Rome

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

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Setting the stage for unsurpassed luxury and unforgettable excitement, the Villa San Pio Hotel Rome is the perfect place for an enjoyable vacation. GeneralThe welcoming staff and concierge are... More

5 Nerva Boutique Hotel Rome

3 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

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Nerva Hotel Rome provides a charming and well-situated base for tourists exploring the prominent landmarks in Rome. Set in the historic centre, family-run hotel also places within easy access to... More

6 Hotel San Anselmo Rome

4 stars
4.4 / 5

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Sophisticated and elegant, San Anselmo Hotel Rome makes for an ideal base for travellers visiting heritage-rich Rome. This hotel offers convenient distance to famous cultural attractions like the... More

7 Kolbe Hotel Rome

4 stars
5.0 / 5 3 reviews

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Once a magnificent historical building, the Kolbe Hotel Rome offers its guests a touch of the past blended with modern comforts. GeneralFacing the Forum Romanum, this hotel is an ideal place for... More

8 Rome Times Hotel Rome

4 stars
3.0 / 5 2 reviews

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Discerning travellers visiting Rome find ideal base at the elegant accommodations and city centre location of Rome Times Hotel Rome. This lavish hotel in the Italy capital is close to famous... More

9 Cosmopolita Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.0 / 5 7 reviews

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Cosmopolita Hotel Rome offers luxurious accommodation and a wide range of modern services for a pleasant stay either for leisure or for a business trip. Rome's most famous fountain, Trevi Fountain... More

10 Palazzo al Velabro Rome

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

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Celebrate a luxurious holiday at Palazzo Al Velabro Rome and explore Italy's famous sought-after destinations with ease. Vacationers can tour prominent attractions like Temple of Saturn, Arch of... More