Circus Maximus - Rome

The Circus Maximus was the largest stadium in Ancient Roman. Measuring 621 m (2,037 ft) in length and 118 m (387 ft) in width, this massive entertainment venue could seat up to 250,000 spectators - a quarter of Rome’s population at the time. The Circus Maximus was occasionally used for events such as processions or gladiator combats, but on most days only chariot races with quadrigaes, pulled by four horses, were held here. The last race was held in 549. Today, little remains of the splendid marble structure and much of the space it once occupied is now grassland. However, it is still sometimes used as an outside entertainment venue - often for concerts and meetings. It was notably used in the 2006 World Cup Victory celebration, which saw over 700,000 celebrators pack the park.

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Address : Via del Circo Massimo 186 Rome Italy

Subway : Metro B : Circo Massimo

Bus : Bus : C3, 60, 75, 81, 175, 160, 271, 628, 673, 715. Tram 3

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