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Circo di Massenzio

  • Via Appia Antica 153 Map It
  • Via Appia Antica
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 04/24/2016

Fodor's Review

All that remain of the Circus of Maxentius, built in AD 309, are the towers at the entrance; the spina, the wall that divided it down the center; and the vaults that supported the tiers of seating for the spectators. The obelisk now set in Piazza Navona was found here. The adjacent Mausoleo di Romolo is a huge tomb built by the emperor for his son Romulus, who died young. Both the tomb and the circus were on the grounds of the emperor's villa; the site (near the Tomba di Cecilia Metella), though largely deserted and overgrown, is very atmospheric.

Sight Information

Address:

Via Appia Antica 153, Rome, Latium, 00179, Italy

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Phone:

06-0608

Sight Details:

  • Tues.–Sun. 10–6

Published 04/24/2016

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