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Circus Maximus, Rome

Circus Maximus Rome  Nigel Borrington

Circus Maximus
Nigel Borrington

During the Christmas and New year holidays we visited Rome, taking time to revisit some of this great cities history.

The Circus Maximus is just one of these many locations, today it has become one of Romes many city parks as much as a sports Stadium. However talking a walk around it’s still existing race track you can clearly imagine what it was like here some two thousand years ago with all the spectators, horse and chariot racers.

Circus Maximus, Rome

The Circus Maximus (Latin for greatest or largest circus, in Italian Circo Massimo) is an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome, Italy. Situated in the valley between the Aventine and Palatine hills, it was the first and largest stadium in ancient Rome and its later Empire. It measured 621 m (2,037 ft) in length and 118 m (387 ft) in width and could accommodate over 150,000 spectators.[1] In its fully developed form, it became the model for circuses throughout the Roman Empire. The site is now a public park.





2 responses

  1. Happy New Year Nigel and what a great start! Rome is my all-time favourite place. I left my heart there and I look forward to going back one day. It’s such a feat from Australia but hopefully one day soon. I love the history and find it all so very fascinating. Awesome photos!!! We passed this when we were there but didn’t go in. Will do next time πŸ™‚

    January 19, 2016 at 10:37 am

  2. Hi Norma πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    We had lunch here and its a great location to take in πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    I remember your own European posts very well πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    I can see why you fell in love with Rome, I feel exactly the same – Great City with Great People πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    I hope to get back again later this year .

    I know , it must be such a long journey , I hope you can return some day soon and visit they places you missed last time !!

    Thank you , very pleased you like the pictures πŸ™‚

    January 19, 2016 at 10:50 am

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