Rome, 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.
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)
Full-price ticket: € 5,00
Reduced-price ticket: € 4,00
Full-price ticket: € 4,00
Reduced-price ticket: € 3,00
Info and booking
Phone (0039) 060608 (every day from 9.00am to 9.00pm)