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post updated 1 June 2021 ; 19 Sep 2017

Circo Massimo Roma

Circus Maximus, southeast Rome

Circus Maximus Rome landscape space

Former home of chariot racing

Large expanse of grass with some archaeological excavations at east end

The Circus was Rome’s largest venue for ludi, public games connected to Roman religious festivals. Ludi were sponsored by leading Romans or the Roman state for the benefit of the Roman people (populus Romanus) and gods.

Circo Massimo Roma Circus Maximus Rome

Most were held annually or at annual intervals on the Roman calendar. Others might be given to fulfill a religious vow, such as the games in celebration of a triumph. The earliest known triumph ludi at the Circus were vowed by Tarquin the Proud to Jupiter in the late Regal era for his victory over Pometia.

Views across to Palatine Hill:
Circus Maximus Palatine Hill

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Location: Circo Massimo,Rome, Italy, southern Europe

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Piazza della Republicca Rome
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Circus Maximus images by Adrian Welch available upon request: photos 2816×2112 pixels

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Active House Rome LIVE Living, EUR district
Design: studio IT’S, Architects
Active House Rome LIVE Living EUR district
render © It’s – Marco Tripodi
Active House Rome, LIVE Living EUR, the first Active House in Rome is under construction in the EUR district.

Aura Valle Aurelia Shopping Centre
Architects: Design International
Aura Valle Aurelia Roma Shopping Center
image courtesy of architecture office
Aura Valle Aurelia
The architectural project, commissioned by CDS HOLDING S.p.A. and ORION, is led by the award-winning Design International studio, directed by Arch. Davide Padoa, assisted by Arch. Stefano Cordeschi for the building permit.

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