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We stopped in while walking the Appian Way (about mile 3 from the entrance of the trail). There was no charge to get in but we put a donation in the box that was close to the entrance. Although the place was mostly basic ruins,...More
The Appian way is a fantastic site in itself, but is studded, to either side, with historical attractions to visit. I was impressed by all of those I saw but this was definitely my favourite.
The ruins of the villa and circus are picturesque, dramatic...More
This race track was smaller than the better known Circus Maximus, holding only approximately 10,000 spectators, but is much better preserved. It is the second largest of all circuses, only beaten by Circus Maximus. It is the best preserved of all Roman circuses.
This is a free site on the Via Appia Antica between the Tomb of Cecilia Matella and the catacombs. We wandered in and found a site which preserves the circus of the emperor Maxentius which from the information panels must have been impressive in its...More