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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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Walking & Panoramic Rome by Night Tour

Walking & Panoramic Rome by Night Tour

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See the famous sights of the Eternal City on an evening tour of Rome. Walk and cruise through the city by coach, admiring landmarks like the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Castel Sant’Angelo beautifully illuminated after dark. To enhance your experience, you may upgrade your tour when booking to include a traditional Italian dinner at a local restaurant near the Trevi Fountain.
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Rome on a Golf Cart, Small Group Tour with Private Option

Rome on a Golf Cart, Small Group Tour with Private Option

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Hop on a golf cart for a comprehensive tour of Rome in a short amount of time. You'll stay out from behind glass bus windows, but also off your feet; this is a great option for those who have trouble walking long distances. Combine the blockbuster sites with some hidden gems and listen to your guide's commentary on Rome's history, culture, and modern life. A small group of just six people means you'll enjoy personal attention and the chance to ask questions.
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Romantic Rome - private Golf Cart tour by night

Romantic Rome - private Golf Cart tour by night

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The ideal introduction for first-time visitors, this atmospheric private tour covers top sights in the Eternal City in your own comfortable, four-wheeler golf cart. See Rome's major attractions in under a few hours, listening to informative live commentary from your guide. Get-down stops include the famous Aventino keyhole, the millennia-old Colosseum, and the iconic, Baroque-era Trevi Fountain.
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Gems of Rome-Ebike tour with Gastronomy Experience

Gems of Rome-Ebike tour with Gastronomy Experience

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Cover ground quickly with this half-day e-bike tour in Rome!  Start with a typical Italian breakfast of cappuccino and a pastry, then head out on an e-bike to zip through several scenic neighborhoods including Aventino hill.See popular landmarks such as the Colosseo and the Fontana di Trevi. Led by an art historian guide.This experience also includes tipical Italian ice cream .
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Rome Pre Cruise Tour from FCO Airport to Civitavecchia Port of Rome

Rome Pre Cruise Tour from FCO Airport to Civitavecchia Port of Rome

For who arrive in Rome by plane in the morning and embarking in the afternoon to Civitavecchia port, it’s possible to visit Rome City centre and most important sights with English speaking driver who will give you all informations about the monuments and visited places.
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Morning E-Bike Tour in Rome

Morning E-Bike Tour in Rome

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Rome is full of ancient ruins, romantic viewpoints, and lively piazzas, and this morning tour takes in all of it. Cover more ground and make easy work of Rome’s famous seven hills on an e-bike. Along the way, stop to take photos of the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and Spanish Steps and experience local life in Piazza Venezia and Piazza Navona.
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Buzz Buggy Tour - you drive we'll lead!

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Buzz Buggy Tour - you drive we'll lead!

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Zip along hidden alleyways and get an insiders introduction to authentic Roman neighborhoods on this special Buzz Buggy tour. Drive your own two-seater, electric-powered buggy, covering thousands of years of Italian history along the way. Highlights include trendy Trastevere, the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Trevi Fountain.
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  • 4 hours
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Civitavecchia Cruise Port Shore Excursion: Best of Rome Skip-The-Line and Lunch

Civitavecchia Cruise Port Shore Excursion: Best of Rome Skip-The-Line and Lunch

This full-day shore excursion hits the highlights of Rome. A private guide whisks you through the Italian countryside from the Civitavecchia Port to the capital city of Rome, where you will see the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and more. If selected, tour the Vatican and Sistine Chapel with skip-the-line tickets and a private tour guide. This is an efficient way to see the city’s most well-known and landmarks in one fell go. 
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  • 9 hours
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Rome: City Sights Highlight Private Bike Tour

Rome: City Sights Highlight Private Bike Tour

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This electric bike tour of Rome combines the best places of interest with some hidden attractions and alleys, an interesting and original way to enjoy the best of the Eternal City. Hop on an E-bike and see the beauties of Rome living a fun and healthy day by biking. Your Private Local Guide will share with you all about the history and curiosities that have made Rome's the largest empire of the world. In addition, you can cross ancient monuments such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Circus Maximus, admire the elegant shopping streets, animated squares such as Piazza Navona and Piazza Venezia, and beautiful churches of Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli and Saint Peter. WARNING: We provide on request FREE child seats up to 20kg and FREE kids camellini up to 139cm, while you can ride on our e-bikes with a minimum height of 140cm.
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  • 4 hours
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Private e-Bike Tour - Appian Way, Catacombs and Aqueducts

Private e-Bike Tour - Appian Way, Catacombs and Aqueducts

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Swap the hustle and bustle of the big city for a day in the countryside in this fantastic 3-hour electric bike tour. Your route is Via Appia (Appia Antica), one of the most important access roads of the city of the Roman Empire. Follow your local guide through imposing aqueducts, landmarks such as Catacombs of San Callisto, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Quo Vadis and cross the Regional Park of Appia Antica. Furthermore, you decide whether to have access to one of the Catacombs on the Appia Antica by choosing the 5-hour tour options. ON REQUEST: FREE Baby Seat up to 20 kg ON REQUEST: FREE Kids Camellino up to 139cm
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Golf Cart Tour Rome

Golf Cart Tour Rome

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We will explore the city driving through some of the most beautiful places in Rome with an ecological and comfortable golf cart. We can stop at each site and admire the beauties, 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 try 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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Secrets of Rome Tour

Secrets of Rome Tour

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Rome is one of the world’s most visited cities, seeing millions of visitors every year, but most just visit the main highlights and miss many places that make the city so special. On this off-the-beath-track tour discover the ‘Eternal City’s’ rich history, visit lesser-known monuments, like the Pyramid of Rome and ‘Mouth of Truth,’ and get insider tips on great places to explore outside the city center.
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Adventure Running Tour through Rome

Adventure Running Tour through Rome

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This is a truly unique way to experience Rome. Whether you're a marathon runner or a complete amateur, all are welcome on this adventure run through the Eternal City. Discover Rome at its quietest and most peaceful hour. Our carefully designed route will take you to historical landmarks and monuments, enchanting piazzas and fountains, and some awesome viewpoints for the perfect photos! Your guide will share with you their expert knowledge about each place.In an hour and a half you are likely to see more of the city than most tourists do in 2 days! IMPORTANT: The route is generally around 9.5km but is tailored to the group depending on participants abilities. is also flexible, so if you have any places you really want to see, let us know!
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Voice of Rome Panoramic Experience

Voice of Rome Panoramic Experience

Suspended between history and legend, myth and beaty, Rome preserves the infinite charm and its wonders intact. It is now possible to cross those places that made it immortal, observing it and listening to it from another point of view, from a new and original perspective thanks to the private service VOICE OF ROME. On board the VOICE OF ROME MINIBUS you can admire, comfortably seated, all the main places of the Eternal City, from the Fori Imperiali to the Colosseum, from S.Peter. listening to all the information and curiosities about the beauties encountered during the journey, thanks to the POPguide system-TRIPACA in seven languages.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Ancient Rome Tour

Ancient Rome Tour

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Rome, Rome, Italy, Rome, Rome, Rome, Italy, Rome, Italy, Rome, Italy, Rome Your Private English Speaking Driver will pick you up from your Rome accommodation and chauffeur you through the Eternal City. Rome is filled with treasures that you can find in every corner of the city including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. It is also home to exquisite flavors of Roman delicacies that you can not find anywhere else. Our Ancient Rome Day Tour will capture your heart and your interest as you enjoy this unforgettable Day Tour.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia port to Rome

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Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia port to Rome

Best of Rome Private Shore Excursion We can show you the most important monuments and make you discover Rome in one day starting from the port of Civitavecchia. We offer friendly and professionals english speaking driver guides, who make our Rome private tour more efficient and different from the other ones. We will pick you up just under your ship at the port of Civitavecchia and we’ll drive you to Rome to discover one of the seven modern wonders of the world, the Colosseum (you’ll be on your own inside the monument). What are you waiting for? Andiamo! – Let’s go! We will continue the tour visiting the Circus Maximus where you’ll 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 Gianicolo, 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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Ancient Appian Way and Roman Countryside Bike Tour

Ancient Appian Way and Roman Countryside Bike Tour

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Ride part of the way along the ancient Appian Way road without getting lost on this bike tour. You’ll pass centuries of history as you cycle through the Roman countryside on the route that dates back to the fifth century BCE. Your experienced guide will show you famous and lesser-known sites along the route, and make sure you have enough rest and photo stops for an enjoyable, active day out.
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  • 4 hours
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Exclusive Best of Rome Highlights, Vatican, Sistine Chapel with a Private Driver

Exclusive Best of Rome Highlights, Vatican, Sistine Chapel with a Private Driver

Enjoy a tour of Rome and the Vatican Museums in style. A luxury car/minivan will pick you up at your hotel, and be at your disposal for the entire day. With Vatican Museums skip-the-line tickets, you will avoid the long lines and maximize your limited time in the Eternal City. This 6-hour private sightseeing tour will bring you to the most fascinating sites in Rome, and the Vatican. You’ll have your own personal driver who will take you exactly where you want to go. The most popular areas of the city with the most history and charm will be on the itinerary, including St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, Roman Forum, the Pantheon, and wherever you’d like to go.
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Enjoy Rome on a vintage Vespa (with a personal driver!)

Enjoy Rome on a vintage Vespa (with a personal driver!)

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During this unique, adventure-filled introduction to Rome, you'll discover top highlights in the Eternal City from the back of a vintage Vespa. Let someone else do the driving as you ride down picturesque city streets with your own personal chauffeur. Highlights include the thousands-year-old Colosseum, panoramic views from Aventino Hill, and a visit to the Spanish Steps, plus a stop for gelato or Roman street snacks.
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Private e-Bike Tour from Appian Way to Castelgandolfo Lake with Lunch

Private e-Bike Tour from Appian Way to Castelgandolfo Lake with Lunch

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Live an adventure experience. During this fantastic route of the Appia Antica, about 35km starting from Rome, you will meet tombs, ruins and mounds surrounded by greenery, until you reach one of the most beautiful lakes of the central Italy: Castel Gandolfo, as well as the Pope's summer residence, you can take a regenerating bath (be careful because there are no changing rooms and showers). In the center of CastelGandolfo you will be surprised by the visit to a particular Osteria with a historic Cellar where you can taste a local wine before sitting down for a tasty lunch (appetizer, first course and water). After eating together with your guide, you will go to the station to take the train that will take you back to Rome Central Station: Roma Termini, and then continue by e-bike to the starting point. ATTENTION: RECOMMENDED FOR PEOPLE WITH A MINIMUM OF TRAINING;NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN;POSSIBILITY TO SWIM AT THE LAKE
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Private Circus Maximus and Aventine Keyhole Tour

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Private Circus Maximus and Aventine Keyhole Tour

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Get a personal introduction to ancient Rome on a private tour of Circus Maximus and Aventine Hill, exploring historic architecture, art, and a garden with sweeping views of the city. Enjoy the flexibility of a private guide as you walk, with plenty of time to ask questions and see the things that interest you most. This walking tour includes all entrance fees for your convenience.
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Discover the famous seven hills of Rome with the calessino bee

Discover the famous seven hills of Rome with the calessino bee

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The ape calessino tour allows you to visit most of the city comfortably seated on a vintage vehicle, in perfect Made in Italy style. The tour is on a private basis. Most of our drivers are also licensed tour guides. It is suitable for everyone, from 6 years of age.
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Private Caracalla Baths and Circus Maximus Tour for Kids and Families

Private Caracalla Baths and Circus Maximus Tour for Kids and Families

Step back in time, and discover more about how life was lived in ancient Rome, during this private, family-friendly tour of the Baths of Caracalla and the Circus Maximus. On your tour of the baths, among the largest thermal complexes built by the Romans, you’ll spy ancient pools, saunas, and more. Then, continue to the Circus Maximus, ancient Rome’s largest entertainment venue, which once hosted chariot races, gladiator fights, and more. As you go, your guide will share interactive games and activities designed to keep younger visitors entertained.
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Roman Forum Palatine Hill Circus Maximus Walking Tour

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Roman Forum Palatine Hill Circus Maximus Walking Tour

The meeting point for this tour is the Colosseum. Passing alongside world’s most famous amphitheatre, we can start our tour with the Circus Maximus. This ancient Roman chariot racing stadium used to be a mass entertainment venue and was the first and largest stadium in ancient Rome and its later Empire. Located between the Aventine and Palatine hills, it had enormous dimensions and could accommodate thousands of spectators. Our tour can continue towards the Palatine Hill, one of the Seven Hills of Rome. It stands 40 metres above the Roman Forum and looks down upon it on one side and upon the Circus Maximus on the other. It is one of the most ancient parts of the city and according to Roman mythology, it was the location of the cave, known as the Lupercal, where Romulus and Remus were found by the she-wolf Lupa that kept them alive. The next step of our tour will take you to another pillar of Rome’s history arose in the Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum. Let's discover together Rome
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