CIRCOMASSIMO_964x500_3Rome, 17 November 2016
Restored Circus Maximus opens to the public for the first time.
Entrance from Piazza di Porta Capena.
After 2800 years of events now revealed by its treasures finally visible, Circus Maximus will embrace romans and tourists with its timeless splendor.
600 metres long and 140 metres large, it underwent uncountable changes during the centuries. Ever since the royal age all sorts of public event have taken place in Circus Maximus: horse riding, hunting to exotic animals, theatre performances, public executions as well as religious and triumphal processions. Afterwards, this area was used as  passageway for “Acqua Mariana”, hosted crop cultivations  and mills, became the Frangipanes’ property, then cemetery for the Jewish, to end up with the construction of Gazometer plants, stores, handcrafting, craft industries, and houses.

Timetable
The archeological site will be open to the public:

from Thursday  17th  November 2016  to 8th January 2017
from Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm (last entrance at 3.00pm)

from 9th January 2017
from Tuesday to Friday open to organized groups by reservation only (phone booking required: tel. +39 060608, daily from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm)
from Saturday to Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm (last entrance at 3.00pm)

Entrance fee
Full-price ticket: € 5,00
Reduced-price ticket: € 4,00

Roman Citizens
Full-price ticket: € 4,00
Reduced-price ticket: € 3,00

Info and booking
Phone (0039) 060608 (every day from 9.00am to 9.00pm)
www.sovraintendenzaroma.it

Address

Piazza di Porta Capena

Email: info@060608.it

Telephone: 060608 tutti i giorni ore 9.00-21.00

Telephone booking: 060608 tutti i giorni ore 9.00-21.00

Web site: www.sovraintendenzaroma.it/i_luoghi/roma_antica/monumenti/circo_massimo

Services

Partly accessible to disabled

Hours

The archeological site will be open to the public:

until January 8 2017
from Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm (last entrance at 3.00pm)
24 and 31 December 10.00am-1.00pm (last entrance at 12.00noon)
Closed: Monday, 25 December

Exceptionally open from 10.00 to 16.00 (last entrance 15.00) on Sunday, January 1st, 2017. Free entry for citizens residing in Rome only (showing a valid ID proving residence).

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From January 9 2017
from Tuesday to Friday open also to organized groups (max 30 people) by reservation only (phone booking required: tel. +39 060608, daily from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm)
On Saturdays and Sundays 10.00am - 4.00pm (last entrance at 3.00pm)