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Circus Maximus (Circo Massimo)
Rome’s Circus Maximus (Circo Massimo)—a massive arena for chariot races, games, religious ceremonies, and civic events—was the largest stadium in the Roman Empire. A major restoration in 2016 yielded a spruced-up archaeological site comprising arched walkways, ancient shops, a newly excavated cobbled road, and the Circus track’s oblong outline and starting gates.

The Basics
Measuring more than 2,000 feet (610 meters) long and 387 feet (188 meters) wide, and capable of holding an audience of 150,000, the Circus Maximus (Circo Massimo) was built on the plain between Aventine Hill and Palatine Hill in the sixth century BC. Five centuries later, Julius Caesar gave the venue its distinctive shape—especially suited to chariot racing. The stadium was enlarged repeatedly over the next several centuries, and Emperor Trajan completely rebuilt it in the early second century. Its last recorded use dates from the sixth century, after which the site fell into disuse and became a public park.

Today, as one of the most important sites dating from imperial Rome in Italy’s capital, the Circus Maximus is best visited as part of an Ancient Rome guided tour, which also includes skip-the-line access to the underground chambers and arena inside the Colosseum and the ruins of the Roman Forum. You can combine private Circus Maximus visits with an Aventine Keyhole tour, for the iconic view of St. Peter’s Basilica through the famous garden door.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Circus Maximus is a must-see for ancient history and architecture buffs, and all first-time visitors to Rome. Older children especially enjoy visiting this huge Roman circus and imagining it filled with thousands of cheering Roman spectators.
  • Circus Maximus and combo tours are mostly outdoors, so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. A hat and sunblock are particularly important in summer.
  • The Circus Maximus is accessible to wheelchair users except for the Torre della Moletta (a watchtower located on the site dating from the Middle Ages) and the highest perimeter terrace.

How to Get There
The Circus Maximus is located between Via dei Cerchi and Via del Circo Massimo in central Rome. Take the metro’s Line B to Circo Massimo station, located directly in front of the archaeological site.

When to Get There
The Circus Maximus is open from Tuesday to Friday for guided tours, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm to the general public. As it’s an outdoor archaeological site, try to visit on clear days when the temperature is mild.

The Egyptian Flaminio Obelisk
The towering Flaminio Obelisk (Obelisco Flaminio) in the center of Rome’s Piazza del Popolo was built in Egypt in the 13th century BC. Emperor Augustus had it brought to Rome in 10 AD and placed as part of the central barrier in the Circus Maximus. Pope Sixtus V moved it to its current location in 1587.
Address: Via del Circo Massimo, Rome, Province of Rome 00186, Italy
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Rome Private Full Day Tour with Private Minivan and English-speaking driver

Rome Private Full Day Tour with Private Minivan and English-speaking driver

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Get an insider's look at Rome on this full-day guided walking and driving tour of the Eternal City. Learn the cities secrets and see some hidden gems as the professional guide leads you around this bustling town, starting off at the Colosseum before heading to the Circus Maximus.
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  • 8 hours
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Rome's Highlights and Colosseum Private Guided and Driving Tour

Rome's Highlights and Colosseum Private Guided and Driving Tour

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Get the most out of your time in Rome with this 4-hour private tour of the best of Rome, including the iconic Colosseum. Travel around the Eternal City in comfort with a private driver and guide for a 3-hour driving tour of Rome's top attractions. Get an up close look at the city's most famous monument with a private tour of the Colosseum. Enjoy the full attention of your guide, including a child-friendly guide with iPads and other interactive learning tools to entertain and educate the entire family.
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  • 4 hours
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Ancient Rome Bike Tour

Ancient Rome Bike Tour

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The magnificent ruins of ancient Rome are dotted all around the city, but the labyrinth streets and cobbled lanes of the historic center are not always accessible to vehicles. Saddle up for this bike tour of Rome instead and tick off top attractions such as the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, and Capitoline Hill.
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  • 3 hours
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Rome Evening Electric Bike Tour with Appetizer

Rome Evening Electric Bike Tour with Appetizer

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Discover Rome’s lively side on a 3-hour evening bike tour that takes you past some of the city’s most iconic attractions, without the daytime crowds and heat. See ancient ruins and baroque landmarks illuminated in the darkness, and cover much more distance than a walking tour to make the most of your time. Let your guide reveal a glimpse of local nightlife with a stop for an aperitif at a trendy urban bar.
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Glory of Rome - Afternoon 4 hour Segway Tour

Glory of Rome - Afternoon 4 hour Segway Tour

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Discover the many historical sights of Rome on a Segway tour. With the ability to cover more ground than a walking tour but still be outside, a Segway is the ideal way to enjoy views of the Eternal City and see the attractions that contribute to its glory, such as the Trevi Fountain, Castel Sant’Angelo, Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Pass by bustling squares like Piazza Navona, and learn about Rome’s rich history along the way. Limited to just six people, this small-group tour provides a more personalized experience.
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  • 4 hours
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Golf Cart Tour admiring the beauty of Rome!

Golf Cart Tour admiring the beauty of Rome!

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We will explore the city by driving through some of the most beautiful sites in Rome with a large, eco and comfortable Golf Cart! We can stop at each site and admire its beauty, take photos (we are also excellent photographers), visit monuments, fountains and admire the panorama of this wonderful city. During the tour we will take you to enjoy coffee or ice cream (at your expense). We will spend 3 hours together and we are sure that we will have fun !!!
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  • 3 hours
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Shore excursions from port of Civitavecchia to Rome with Drive Guide

Shore excursions from port of Civitavecchia to Rome with Drive Guide

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When your cruise ship docks in Civitavecchia, reach UNESCO–listed Rome with ease by air-conditioned minivan and beat the crowds on Italy’s public transport system. With your driver and guide at the wheel, reach top attractions including Circus Maximus, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Spanish Steps, and Trevi Fountain in comfort. Hear the hidden secrets of Rome’s ancient landmarks, before transferring directly back to your ship in Civitavecchia.
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  • 8 hours
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Civitavecchia Shore Excursion, Rome & Vatican Museums Private Tour

Civitavecchia Shore Excursion, Rome & Vatican Museums Private Tour

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When stepping off your cruise ship at the Civitavecchia port, rest assured knowing that you already have a tour of Rome booked. This private tour includes round-trip private transportation as well as a tour of Rome and the Vatican Museums, must-sees when in Rome. Traveling with a private guide means you'll get to move at your own pace and there's no waiting for large groups. Learn everything there is to know about the city's top highlights and enjoy the chance to ask questions.
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 Chauffeured Private Tour of Rome

Chauffeured Private Tour of Rome

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From the Spanish Steps to Trevi Fountain to the Pantheon, see Rome’s top sights like a VIP on a private tour driven by your own chauffeur. You’ll travel by private sedan or minivan to visit the Eternal City’s famous piazzas, churches and ancient landmarks at your own pace, plus listen to commentary from the driver.
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  • 8 hours
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Rome Luxury Fullday with Professional English-Speaking Driver

Rome Luxury Fullday with Professional English-Speaking Driver

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Explore Rome at your own pace on a private tour that provides transportation in a private vehicle with a driver to worry about traffic. Enjoy access to locations in the city center that big buses can't reach; check out major sights like Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain or the Pantheon; and pass by ancient landmarks like the Colosseum. You can upgrade to include a separate private guide or add hours to the tour.
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  • 7 hours
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Rome by Night Private Tour

Rome by Night Private Tour

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On this half-day, guided evening tour, you’ll beat the rush of the daytime crowds and discover a more intimate side to the Eternal City. See Rome’s top monuments illuminated at night, from Baroque-era Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps to ancient sites like the Colosseum and Pantheon. Tours include comfortable, air-conditioned transfers in a private vehicle.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Shore Excursion of Rome with an English speaking driver (10hrs)

Private Shore Excursion of Rome with an English speaking driver (10hrs)

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Make the most of your cruise ship stop in Rome on this private full-day tour. Meet your driver-guide at the ship and travel in a minivan through the city. As you hear stories of Rome’s history, visit Palatine Hill, Circus Maximus, the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Square, and more.
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  • 10 hours
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Central Rome guided Bike Tour

Central Rome guided Bike Tour

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Check out Rome’s famous sites the easy way on a bike tour led by a local professional guide. Cruise around the astonishing architectural wonders of central Rome, from the grandiose ancient Colosseum to hidden delights such as the Mausoleum of Augustus and baroque jewels such as Piazza Navona. Plus, make the most of the pedestrianized areas around the ancient Roman Forum. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure and enjoy the personalized atmosphere of this small-group tour.
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Civitavecchia Cruise Port Shore Excursion: Family Friendly Rome with Gelato

Civitavecchia Cruise Port Shore Excursion: Family Friendly Rome with Gelato

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Take a tour of the ‘Eternal City’ on this private, full-day shore excursion. See all of Rome’s key landmarks and attractions such as the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, the Pantheon by private vehicle. After lunch, head to the Vatican to see St. Peter’s Basilica and enjoy skip-the-line access to the museums and the Sistine Chapel. End your tour with a delicious gelato tasting at an artisan gelateria.
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  • 9 hours
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Charming VIP Rome By Night Experience

Charming VIP Rome By Night Experience

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In only 2 hours we will give you an unforgettable experience in Rome taking you to the most beautiful places in a completely private tour! We have the most knowledgeable about Rome, although they are not guides, you will get the feeling they were, as they will be ready to answer all your doubts and take special care of you at all times! In addition, it´s also good to highlight we know for you this is a new special offer with us!
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From Civitavecchia port Best of Rome

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From Civitavecchia port Best of Rome

We can show you the most important monuments and make you discover Rome in one day starting from the port of Civitavecchia. We will be happy to help you with your private guide. We will pick you up on the port of Civitavecchia and we'll drive you to Rome. What are you waiting for? Here we go! - Let's go! We will continue the tour visiting the Circus Maximus where you enjoy the view of the Palatine Hill. We will stop for a nice lunch in a typical Roman Trattoria. After this recreational break you will visit St. Peter Square and the Janiculum, The "eight Hill" of Rome. Around 4:00 p.m. we will be ready to go back to the Port.
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  • 9 hours
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Rome in a Day Private Tour from your Accommodation in Rome

Rome in a Day Private Tour from your Accommodation in Rome

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Our Rome in A Day Private Tour is a tour from your accommodation in Rome designed to cover the beautiful city of Rome's most significant ancient Roman monuments (such as the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Roman Forum and the Pantheon), famous piazzas (Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps), the magnificent St Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. You will find your professional English speaking driver in front of your accommodation at 8:00 AM sharp and will return you back at approximately 4:30 PM.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Rome Highlights Private Tour from Rome

Rome Highlights Private Tour from Rome

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The ideal introduction for first-time visitors to the Eternal City, this full-day, private tour covers the highlights of Rome in a single day of sightseeing. Travel between locations in a comfortable, WIFI-equipped private vehicle, covering more attractions than you would by public transportation. Tours include stops at the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Pantheon, and the Vatican Museums, with skip-the-line admission tickets included.
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  • 8 hours
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Rome Private Tour (10hrs) with Skip the line Tkts & Licensed tour guide included

Rome Private Tour (10hrs) with Skip the line Tkts & Licensed tour guide included

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Meet your driver right in the Civitavecchia port for a full-day tour in Rome. Maximize time with a comprehensive tour that includes visits to Palatine Hill, Circus Maximus, and the Trevi Fountain. Skip the line with premium access tickets to the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums. See landmarks like the Spanish Steps, Piazza del Popolo, and the Pantheon.
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  • 10 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tour of Rome and Vatican Museums with Your Driver

Private Sightseeing Tour of Rome and Vatican Museums with Your Driver

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Take a private tour of Rome's top attractions, including skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums, for a more luxurious experience without the big tour crowds. A private driver takes you around the city's most popular districts so you can see landmarks such as the Pantheon, Colosseum, and Roman Forum, or whatever sites interest you. You can create your own itinerary.
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  • 8 hours
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Civitavecchia Cruise Port Shore Excursion: Best of Rome and Vatican City

Civitavecchia Cruise Port Shore Excursion: Best of Rome and Vatican City

This impressive Shore Excursion touches the most significant sites of Rome and Vatican City: • St. Peter’s Basilica Square • Castel Sant'Angelo • Trevi Fountain • Spanish Steps • Pantheon • Campo de Fiori Square • Venice Square and the Wedding cake • Colosseum • Roman Forum • Arch of Constantine • Circus Maximus Free time for lunch where the driver can suggest a nice restaurant or pizzeria within your desired budget. Private or Shared Tour available options. Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to Civitavecchia Cruise Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See terms and conditions for full details.
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  • 9 hours
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Street Food e-bike Tour

Street Food e-bike Tour

Combine two essential experiences in Rome: seeing the sights and eating delicious Italian food. This bicycle tour takes you to such world-famous landmarks as the Colosseum, Forum, Palatine Hill, Piazza Navona, and more, stopping off along the way to enjoy a traditional Italian breakfast and pizza for lunch.
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  • 4 hours
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Rome Private Tour in 7 hours

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Rome Private Tour in 7 hours

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If you’ve only got limited time in Rome, opt for a private sightseeing tour that allows you to tick off all of the top attractions in just one day. Perfect for first-time visitors on a time budget, this tour—which transports you between attractions in air-conditioned comfort—covers big hitters such as the Colosseum, the Vatican, and the catacombs. Plus, letting someone else drive gives you more time to focus on the scenery.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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eBiking along the Appian Way

eBiking along the Appian Way

The Appian Way was one of the first roads ever built and ran from ancient Rome all the way to Brindisi in south Italy. On this tour, explore the fascinating ruins along the ancient road by e-bike, meaning you can cycle further and cover up to 19 miles (30 kilometers) without getting tired. See the Aqueduct of Claudius, Circus Maximus, and Bath of Caracalla; learn about ancient Rome from an archaeologist guide; and visit sights often left off other tour itineraries.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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