Circo Massimo

The Circo Massimo or Circus Maximus in Latin was the biggest circus of ancient Roma, now capital city of Italy. It is 600 meters long and could give a place to up to 250000 spectators. It dates back to the 6th century BCE and was used for chariot races.

After the 6th century CE the place wasn’t used as a circus anymore. Sometimes it was used to grow plants, later it was used for mass events. The Italian soccer team was welcomed here in 2006 after winning the world championship. Even though it is merely a field today you can still see what happened here in the past.

Circo Massimo
Via del Circo Massimo
00186 Roma, Italy

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