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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 Tour Colosseum, Baths of Caracalla and Circus Maximus VIP Entrance

Rome Private Tour Colosseum, Baths of Caracalla and Circus Maximus VIP Entrance

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If you have time for one attraction in Rome, the Colosseum is a must. This ancient stadium draws visitors from far and wide, keen to unlock the secrets of ancient Rome. Your private 3-hour tour includes the standard admission ticket, as well as a visit to the Baths of Caracalla and the Circus Maximus — two of Rome’s most important historic sites. Admire the architecture for which Rome is famous, and listen as your private guide sheds light on life under the rule of powerful leaders including Septimius Severus and Caracalla.
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  • 3 hours
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Origins of Rome Tour: Mouth of Truth Circus Maximus Forum Boarium & Local Guide

Origins of Rome Tour: Mouth of Truth Circus Maximus Forum Boarium & Local Guide

Learn about Ancient Rome during a history-focused walking tour. Listen to the tale of Romulus and Remus during a visit to Tiberine Island and see where merchants first traded along the Tiber River. Explore the Circus Maximus, where chariot races were once held, and see backdrops from the 1950s movie Roman Holiday.
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  • 2 hours
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$100.67
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Circo Maximo virtual experience

Circo Maximo virtual experience

This 40-minute walking itinerary,through continuous flashbacks to the past thanks to reconstructions in augmented and virtual reality,will enable you to see the life of the age-old valley unfold before your eyes,stroll through the Roman shops and watch a chariot race among shouts of encouragement and overturned chariots.Relive the ancient splendours of the Circus Maximus in the Imperial Period of Rome through augmented and virtual reality!The headsets available give a virtual rendering of the Circus Maximus by overlapping images of the past to the present-day reality to reconstruct its initial magnificence: in particular, the Arch of Titus will appear in its original majestic height.
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  • 40 minutes
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$37.15
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Circo Massimo Virtual Reality Experience

Circo Massimo Virtual Reality Experience

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Once at the starting point our staff will take care of giving you some info before starting the experience. You will be provided with a viewer and audio guide for the entire duration of the visit which will be 40 minutes. The stages will be nine, during which you will discover the origins of the Cicus Maximus, its transformation over the centuries from the Emperor Julius Caesar to Trajan from the imperial age to the medieval and modern, the shops where the ancient Romans went shopping of essential goods, you will discover "A day at the Circus" where you will be the protagonists of the games and in the end, to conclude this spectacular experience you will be amazed by the last stage, the panoramic view of the Circus Maximus.
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Rome Highlights by Segway

Rome Highlights by Segway

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See Rome’s major attractions on a private 3-hour Segway Ninebot tour, the ultimate personal transportation device. Start with a lesson on operating the Segway, then set out with your knowledgeable guide to explore the Eternal City. Snap photos from Aventine Hill, and look through the Aventine Keyhole for an amazing view of St Peter's Basilica. Cruise past ancient Roman sites such as Circus Maximus, the Colosseum, Capitoline Hill (Campidoglio) and Teatro di Marcello, then take in more recent gems like Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere.
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  • 3 hours
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Rome Highlights Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia Port

Rome Highlights Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia Port

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Enjoy an overview of the best sights that Rome can offer in one day. Your English speaking driver will pick you up at the port and drive you to the heart of Rome, Venice Square, where the Victor Emanuel monument, called “the Wedding Cake,” is located. Next, you will visit are the remnants of the ancient great history of the city: the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Circus Maximus, the Capitol Hill, the Palatine Hill and the Baths of Caracalla. We return to the center of Rome to visit the most famous of all ancient city temples; the Pantheon. Walk through Piazza Navona, see the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. We will stop for a traditional Italian Lunch and shopping. The city tour continues in the afternoon with a visit to the Vatican City, the smallest state in the world, to explore the richest storehouse of art in the world: the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. In the afternoon you will be driven back to the pier.
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  • 9 minutes
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 Premium Rome Walking Tour: from Colosseum to the Orange Gardens

Premium Rome Walking Tour: from Colosseum to the Orange Gardens

A Rome Private Walking Tour is the best way to appreciate the beauty of the city centre: Ancient Rome remains, romantic fountains, splendid churches and famous Squares, whose images never stop going round the world. You will discover not only the Imperial Rome but also the area of the first Roman settlement, dating back to 3rd Century BC. In this period Rome was a focal European trade area with an important port and money exchange offices! Along the way, you will find out the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Orange and many other sites still. Explore the Eternal City by walking with us!
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  • 3 hours
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$213.05
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Private 3-Hour Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

Private 3-Hour Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

Explore some of Rome’s main antiquities on this private 3-hour tour. Tour the Colosseum, ancient Rome's largest amphitheater, as your guide describes the events held here. Then, inspect the ruins of the Roman Forum, once the hub of Roman life, and climb Palatine Hill for views over the Forum and Circus Maximus, ancient Rome’s chariot-racing track. This tour is limited to a maximum of 15, with skip-the-line admission to the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine included.
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  • 3 hours
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Hills of Ancient Rome Segway Tour

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Hills of Ancient Rome Segway Tour

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Cruise up and down the Seven Hills of Rome with ease on a fun and informative Segway tour. Save your feet from fatigue while still seeing many of the Eternal City’s most famous attractions in 3.5 action-packed hours. Take in spectacular views of the metropolis from the top of Palatine, Capitoline and Aventine Hills, and glide by the base of imperial monuments like the Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Along the way, stop often for photos and gain insight into the history and legends of ancient Rome from your guide.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$89.88
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Rome Half-Day Bike Tour | The Other Face of Rome |Experience Off-the-beaten path

Rome Half-Day Bike Tour | The Other Face of Rome |Experience Off-the-beaten path

Zoom your way through Rome on bike as you learn about the city’s history and charm on this 4-hour tour. See the Colosseum, Circus Maximus (Circo Massimo), Campo de' Fiori, and Aventine Hill. Ride through popular districts, such as the Testaccio, Trastevere, and Jewish districts. Plus if you’re an experienced rider, you can even upgrade to bike up Janiculum Hill (extra fee) for awesome views.
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  • 4 hours
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 Rome Skip-the-Line Colosseum and Vatican Museums from Civitavecchia Cruise Port

Rome Skip-the-Line Colosseum and Vatican Museums from Civitavecchia Cruise Port

This great Shore Excursion touches the most significant highlights of Rome and Vatican City: • Trevi Fountain • Spanish Steps • Venice Square and the Wedding cake • Roman Forum • Colosseum • Arch of Constantine • Circus Maximus • Pantheon • Campo de Fiori Square • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel • St. Peter’s Basilica Square Lunch, Skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum and Vatican Museums are included in Private option. Upgradable with local licensed tour guide in Private option. Pickup and Dropoff your ship. 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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  • 10 hours
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Rome's Best Highlights 7 hours Private Tour

Rome's Best Highlights 7 hours Private Tour

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Dear guests, this tour has the task you drive you around the most famous and beautiful places of Rome, the “eternal city”. You will be greeted at you hotel by one of our English speaking drivers, professionally skilled, who will not enter the sites but explains what they are, and stops at the places that require a visit. You can visit the monuments of the ancient Rome, such as the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, the valley of the Circus Maximus, ​the Capitol hill and ​the amazing Pantheon, the famous Temple-Church dedicated to the roman gods!! The medieval Rome with its beautiful churches decorated with mosaics made by byzantine maestroes, the churches of St. Cecilia, St. Peter’s in Chains with its superb statue of Moses by Michelangelo!!! The monuments and the squares of the renaissance Rome, Trevi fountain, Navona square and Spanish steps! For the last but not the latest, the Vatican, St Peter’s Basilica and its amazing square.
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  • 7 hours
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A Day Away From Crowds! Underground, Panorama, Optical Illusions ... with Lunch!

A Day Away From Crowds! Underground, Panorama, Optical Illusions ... with Lunch!

Beneath, Above and Beyond ... With lunch! This half-day tour starts with a visit to Basilica San Clemente, which provides an insight to 2000 years of history in three ground layers. After that, the tour takes you on the less-known Caelian Hill where ancient Roman Houses were discovered. It continues towards the oldest entertaining venue, Circus Maximus and the Aventine hill where you will enjoy the stunning views over Rome away from crowds. You will wrap up the experience in one of the local restaurants with a typical Roman lunch or dinner. This tour will make you see Rome from different points of view, discovering some of its hidden gems and optical illusions. As such it provides an overview of Roman cultural history, supported with examples from architecture and arts, which makes it a great experience for those who just arrived in the city, as well as, for those who have already seen the major “must-see” sights and are looking to experience something different.
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  • 6 hours
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$224.95
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Rome Private Tour by English speaking driver

Rome Private Tour by English speaking driver

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Create your own itinerary and see Rome with a private, English-speaking guide at your leisure. Visit the highlights including Circus Maximus, the Roman Forums, the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Aventine Hill, Capitoline Hill, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and more. Learn about the innovations of the ancient Romans and what living in the Eternal City is like today. Wi-Fi and bottled water are included on board for your comfort.
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  • 7 hours
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$262.15
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Private Tour of Rome and Vatican with English Speaking Driver and Vatican Guide

Private Tour of Rome and Vatican with English Speaking Driver and Vatican Guide

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This private Tour in Rome is to take you on a journey through the history and art, for you to admire Rome and it is beauty at your comfort with English speaking driver and official guide inside the Vatican City ,including skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums After picking you up at your Hotel or residence speaking Driver we will take you to the main sights of Rome such as the Pantheon, Colosseum from Outside , Trevi Fountain , Spanish square ,Palatine Hill and Vatican Museum Sistine chapel St.Peter Basilica with official Vatican guide
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  • 7 hours
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$408.06
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Rome: Virtual Tour

Rome: Virtual Tour

Combine the wonders of ancient Rome with virtual reality for a unique and unconventional tour of the Eternal City. Visit notable sites and landmarks such as Circus Maximus (a chariot racing stadium), the Temple of Hercules, the Arch of Janus, and more, learning about how Rome’s citizens lived hundreds of years ago. Virtual reality goggles allow you to experience what sites were like in the heyday of the Roman empire.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Flexible Private Tour of Rome with English Speaking Driver

Flexible Private Tour of Rome with English Speaking Driver

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Customize your own sightseeing itinerary of Rome on this private tour with a driver who will transport you to the attractions that interest you. Perhaps visit Palatine Hill, the Pantheon, Mouth of Truth, Circus Maximus, Piazza Navona or the many other historical landmarks that make up the Eternal City. Listen to commentary from the driver when you’re in the vehicle to learn more about Rome’s famous sights.
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  • 7 hours
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$592.55
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Exclusive Rome Tour from Civitavecchia| Rome in One Day Round Trip |VIP Entrance

Exclusive Rome Tour from Civitavecchia| Rome in One Day Round Trip |VIP Entrance

Pick up at Civitavecchia port to reach Rome, enjoying the best of Rome highlights. Your driver will lead you to the most incredible and beautiful places in Rome, such as Capitoline Hill, Roman Forum, Circus Maximus, Palatine Hill, Colosseum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, for the most complete and impressive sightseeing tour of the Eternal City. Your experience will end with the visit at the greatest museum in the world, Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. At the end of your extraordinary full-day discovery of Rome head back for port. With this tour you can maximise your time enjoying awesome experience.  Tour for family with kids, groups of friends and couples.
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  • 9 hours
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$530.89
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2-Hour Panoramic Segway Tour of Rome

2-Hour Panoramic Segway Tour of Rome

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Rome is a sight to behold from any angle, with its ancient monuments and Renaissance architecture. On this Segway tour, cruise along cobbled streets and through bustling piazzas in search of the Eternal City’s most spectacular viewpoints. Head for the hills for unparalleled vistas of the Tiber River and Rome’s dome-dotted cityscape; discover a secret spot from which to see St. Peter’s Basilica; and get panoramic views of Circus Maximus, the Colosseum, and other star attractions. This small-group tour is limited to just six participants, ensuring you receive personalized attention throughout.
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  • 2 hours
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$59.92
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ROME LUXURY TOURS: Ride a Vespa in the city self-driving or with a driver

ROME LUXURY TOURS: Ride a Vespa in the city self-driving or with a driver

Discover Rome in Vespa, the Italian Scooter, this typical transport of the Eternal City allows you to sneak into the narrow streets! Thus you will discover the city faster and over greater distances avoiding traffic. Or you could go on an adventure in the Castelli Romani area that surrounds Rome! You can rent these 2 wheels or follow a tour with a guide-driver or “self-drive” in convoy. Nevertheless, it is requested to have a good level of driving the scooter to drive the vehicles yourself. You will discover the city following the following path: Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli / Piazza della Repubblica / Piazza and Palazzo Venezia / Colosseum / Arch of Constantine / Circus Maximus and the Palatine / Malta Riders Square / Bocca della verità and Foro Boario / St. Bartholomew on Tiber Island / Saint Angel Bridge / Castel Sant’Angelo / Vatican City – St. Peter’s Basilica / Janiculum Hill / Fountain of Acqua Paola / Piazza del Campidoglio then back at the starting point
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  • 3 hours
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$162.40
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VIP Rome in a day included Private Vatican Tour Guide & Skip line Included

VIP Rome in a day included Private Vatican Tour Guide & Skip line Included

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We will meet in your hotel lobby, and after a delicious Italian espresso, we will be ready to walk around Rome, enjoying the countless historic treasures of the Eternal City. A whole day to discover the main tourist attractions of Rome like the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Spanish Steps, Navona Square, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. We will be happy to show you the very best of Rome, telling you history, secrets and legends of the Eternal City. Later, we will have a break for a typical Italian lunch at Mamma Rosa’s. This is a family-run restaurant characterized by a genuine atmosphere and great homemade food. After lunch, you will enjoy the majesty of the Vatican, going to see the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums full of famous masterpieces. The visit of the museum lasts about two hours, after which we will visit the wonderful St. Peter’s Basilica, a symbol of history, culture and spirituality.
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  • 8 hours
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$500.93
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Ancient Tour of Rome by Mini Vintage Car with Aperitive

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Ancient Tour of Rome by Mini Vintage Car with Aperitive

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Experience Rome in style in a mini vintage car on this tour. Depart from your hotel and cruise with your driver through the city. Visit the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Basilica and more on your customizable tour. Enjoy an aperitif and appetizers at a local establishment. On Aventine Hill, stop to snap pictures of the view over Rome.
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  • 3 hours
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Rome Excursion from Civitavecchia & Food Experience at Mamma Allegra Home

Rome Excursion from Civitavecchia & Food Experience at Mamma Allegra Home

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From Civitavecchia Enjoy the main points of interest of Rome like the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus, Capitol Hill, Roman Forum, Venetia Square, Julius Caesar Forum, Trajan Markets, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Navona Square, Pantheon, Marcellus Theatre, Jewish Ghetto and Temple of Vesta, and Dine with us at our home. Savor an authentic food experience not in a restaurant nor a tavern, but in a charming apartment in the heart of one of the most beautiful part of Rome, the Jewish Ghetto, you will meet mamma Allegra and have the chance of seeing mother Allegra cooking local Roman plates like la "Carbonara" or la " Matriciana " . We will show you Rome through our eyes! Don't miss this magic opportunity!
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  • 9 hours
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$442.21
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Shore Excursion to Rome from Civitavecchia Port with Typical Lunch included

Shore Excursion to Rome from Civitavecchia Port with Typical Lunch included

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This will be a great day in Rome discovering together all the highlights and more than three thousand years of history, combining art to tradition and local food! We will start with ancient Rome, Colossuem, Forum, Circus Maximus, then continue with all the highlights of the city including of course Piazza Venezia, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, Navona Square and St Peter's Square. Around 12.30pm we will take you in a local Trattoria to enjoy a great and genuine Italian lunch of course included in the price of the Tour. Back to the ship by 5pm. This will be a memorable day!!!
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  • 9 hours
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$457.73
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