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Villa di Massenzio

#309 of 1,965 things to do in Rome
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The Museum is located within the San Sebastiano Gates, one of the largest and best conserved gates in the Aurelian Walls. The exhibits tell the history of the city’s fortifications, from the walls constructed during the royal and republican ages to...more
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Via Appia Antica 153, 00179 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

The site was very well preserved (especially the racetrack), but there were absolutely no information panels in the site whatsoever. Entrance was free. The site is really small.

Thank RyanM7105
Reviewed 27 January 2018

What a villa, the size of this place is over the top. Hiking the grounds and trying to visualize the villa in the roman times was breathtaking. A lot of the information panels are sunburned so you will need your own guidebook to understand the...More

Thank DaveL300
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

All information panels missing from this site. I am all for using the imagination, but some actual facts/artists impressions/map would be useful. Picking up the rubbish would be good too. Such a shame; this could be fabulous.

Thank ChalmersChester
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

A large circus / stadium well conserved, 250 m long and 92 m large. Located on the via apia, the entrance us free

Thank Thibaud P
Reviewed 28 May 2017

I was not going to stop in, but I did want to step up to the entry and at least peer in. Now, I had it in mind that there was a fee to enter, but at least for today, no. Do you need to...More

1  Thank SyrinxSounds
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Circus Maxentius was part of a complex of buildings erected by emperor Maxentius on the Via Appia between AD 306 and 312. There is never much left of these massive racecourses for the chariots. But if you look closely and think Ben Hur, the central...More

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 23 March 2017

roughly halfway down the appian way, you come across this place and its a great spot to walk round in the sunny days and its free entry but donations are welcome. we hadnt found this place in our Lonely Planet guide but stumbled upon it...More

Thank kirsteen j
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Almost no information but certainly an interesting site to walk around. This guy had his own circus as big as the one in Rome to start with. His burial crypt is huge and the ruins of his house are there as well. It would be...More

Thank stonewithnomoss
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

If you only stop at one ruin along the Appian Way, I recommend the Villa di Massenzio which includes the Circo di Massenzio, an ancient racetrack that's quite intact. The entry fee here was only a donation of coins, so well worth a look. The...More

Thank ExplorerGoddess
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Like the previous reviewer, I can't believe that there are so few reviews of this attraction. On second thought, I can - there were only a couple of other people at the site. I know the attraction name is Villa di Massenzio, but I am...More

Thank Ed C
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