Stop by the Circus Maximum, as huge Ancient Rome attraction

Posted on 16th March 2012 by
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If you’re particularly interested in experiencing Ancient Rome during your stay, then you cannot go without visiting the Circus Maximum. Just behind the Colosseum, the former grounds of the Circus Maximus can be found. Basically, the place is now little more than an archaeological site. After so many years of weather and damage, very little is left. The structure was, after all, initially constructed back in the 6th Century. It is, however, still a great place to visit and has a public park to enjoy. There are guided tours available, too, which will explain how the Circus Maximus was once home to gladiator fights and chariot racing.

The structures that once were, were built for the 5th King of Rome, and the last race that was ever held in it was in 549 AD. This means that the stadium was the hub for entertainment for nearly 1,000 years – which is truly incredible. You’ll be astounded at the beauty of the place, and it’s well worth a visit, even if you’re not usually interested in history.

 

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