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Places to stay near Circus Maximus
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After the Vatican City, take the metro from the Ottaviano metro station to Circo Massimo metro station. First stop is the Circus Maximus. If you have the time, you can walk around the entire length of the track and visit a few monument nearby.
Circus Maximus is where the ancient sport lovers would go to seek some entertainment. It was the largest and the first stadium of Ancient Rome. Since Chariot Racing was the most popular sport back then, loved by all Romans, this stadium held chariot races and entertained the Roman Crowd. It could house almost 1/4th of the Roman population. The first king of Rome, Romulus, is said to have held Chariot races here. This huge stadium today signifies the glory of Roman kings as well as the lifestyle of its people. A very significant monument to understand the public life of Rome.