This well-preserved Roman circus was built at the beginning of the fourth century

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Circus of Maxentius, Rome

This well-preserved Roman circus was built at the beginning of the fourth century.

This well-preserved Roman circus was built at the beginning of the fourth century. It was part of an imperial villa built by Maxentius and the complex also contains the Mausoleum of his son, Romolo. (Only the circus can presently be visited).


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About Circus of Maxentius

 Via Appia Antica, 153, 00179 Roma, Italy

 +39 06 0608

 www.villadimassenzio.it

Circus of Maxentius and Nearby Sights on Map

Tomb of Cecilia Metella

The mausoleum of Cecilia Metella, who died in 69 BC, is the best preserved monument on the Appian Way and dominates the surroundings

Basilica and Catacombs of San Sebastiano

The Basilica of San Sebastiano fuori le Mura was originally constructed in the 4th century on the site where the relics of Saints Peter and Paul had been temporarily safeguarded in the 3rd century

Jewish Catacombs

The Vigna Randanini are Jewish Catacombs on the Appian Way which were used as underground burial sites in the 2nd – 4th centuries

Capo di Bove

This is a recently opened archaeological site displaying the thermal baths of the villa of the wealthy Herod Atticus

The Catacombs of San Callisto

Spread over 15 hectares on the Appian Way, the Catacombs of San Callisto (Callixtus) was the burial site of 16 Popes and over 50 martyrs from the 2nd to 4th centuries

Fosse Ardeatine

This was the site of the slaughter in 1944 of 335 Italians, including many Jews from the ghetto, in retaliation for a Partisan attack on German troops in Rome

The Catacombs of San Domitilla

Named after Saint Domitilla, the Catacombs of Domitilla along Via Ardeatina are the oldest and best preserved underground burial networks in Rome

Domine Quo Vadis

This is not the real name of the church on the corner by the main entrance to San Callisto but it is universally known by this name

Caffarella Park

Caffarella Park covers an area of 339ha and is part of the larger Appia Antica park

Appian Way

'All roads lead to Rome' may be more than an exaggeration today, but the once-important Appian Way certainly does take you to the city of seven hills