Mitreo del Circo Massimo
Mitreo del Circo Massimo
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Neighbourhood: Aventine
Contrary to the chaos of the city, the Aventine is Rome’s oasis. A neighbourhood made up of a patchwork of ancient churches, hidden gardens, private homes and embassies, peace and quiet is top priority and the vibe definitely friends and family. Take a walk around the Aventine and you’ll find a treasure hunt of surprises like the clever little keyhole at the Knights of Malta entrance (the only place you’ll find a line) along with Parco Savello (Giardino degli Aranci) next to the ancient Santa Sabina church. Keep your eyes on the 1960s architecture, several modern buildings are built atop Rome’s original 4th century BC wall.
How to get there
  • Circo Massimo • 10 min walk
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,857 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
The Mitreo del Circo Massimo (The Miter of the Circus Maximus) was a place of Worship! Reviewers of this entry have misunderstood the title. The Mitreo was an area, in this case underground, where followers of this particular religion would gather and worship. It most probably refers to the followers of Mithraism, a religion based on the ancient Persian god Mithra. There were several Mitrei or Mitreas or Miters, around Italy and around Rome. The Mitreo del Circo Massimo is just one of them. Excavations in the 1930s unearthed this area and continued for some time. The Circus Maximus is obviously above ground, and today is really just a park more than anything else, with grass on it and nothing else.
Written 15 November 2017
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Laughingbear
Wigan, UK788 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
We arrived at this place via the underground since it's only a short distance from the Coliseum. The shape of the arena allows vistors to imagine the chariot races that would of taken place many years ago. I think this place hasn't really been exploited by tour operators since it was pretty open with no charge to view and there were no bars or kiosks at the section we viewed.
Written 23 October 2017
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA10,370 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Not much to see anymore except a long valley and at one end the remnants of a fort and some seating. Nevertheless, in your imagination though, you can conger up visions of 4 horse chariots racing around this venue and the screaming and yelling of the citizens cheering on their favorite driver.
Written 13 June 2017
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Judithv6
Geel, Belgium111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
The history of this venue is very rich, with some imagination you see how is was , just watch a history movie that covers this area and you will definately will understand how it used to be . Less crowded part of Rome . It is still used for larger events, concerts and it can take up to 300000 people .
Written 22 December 2016
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ziKho
Porto, Portugal195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
It's a shame there is not much to see now of what it was, but worths passing by and look at the size of Circo Massimo and imagining 250000 people in there for the shows back in history of Ancient Rome. These days it's still used apparently for fairs, markets and public activities.
Written 9 December 2016
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Jason0013
Orlando, FL134 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
Rich history was made on this patch of land with the ancient chariot races. However, come with a creative imagination. What's left is basically… just a patch of land. Its not far at all though, just behind the Colossuem. So, walk a couple minutes to see it, visualize the races, then be out all under 10 minutes time.
Written 8 December 2016
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stonewithnomoss
Duhok, Iraq893 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Solo
On the plus side, this site was never built over and it retains its original shape. The remaining buildings are in very poor condition. It is just a short walk from the Colosseum, but if you are pressed for time, it's really not all that special. I think it could be fully restored since there are no other structures around to prevent it. It could be a lot better.
Written 13 November 2016
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agent3451
Dunaharaszti, Hungary184 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
Circo massimo is unfortunately not so preserved as the Colosseo however it is free to enter and it is interesting to imagine the ancient horse races while you walk on the track by yourself
Written 16 September 2016
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Jocke H
Borlange, Sweden179 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
A place we walked past as we were heading for our tour bus stop heading for the vatican, I'd say it's worth a visit with good looks and lots of history. Unfortunately it was extremely hot on the day of our visit and it was almost unbearable spending time in the sun while I can imagine it being a wonderful place for a picnic or to just spend time with your friends on a day when it's not as hot. If you've got spare time make sure to pay Circo Massimo a visit!
Written 15 August 2016
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beerstl
Saint Louis, MO562 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
Walked through after visiting the Collesso. Nice place to sit in the grass and enjoy the sun or have a picnic lunch.
Written 25 May 2016
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