A place of entertainment and one of the City’s undisputed landmarks, the Circus Maximus comes back to life thanks to an innovative valorisation project using augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR). One of the most relevant monuments in Roman history, the Circus Maximus can for the first time be seen through all its historic phases thanks to a ground-breaking project using interactive display technologies that have never before been used in such an extended outdoor area.

The headsets available give a virtual rendering of the Circus Maximus by overlapping images of the past to the present-day reality to reconstruct its initial magnificence: in particular, the Arch of Titus will appear in its original majestic height.
The CIRCO MAXIMO EXPERIENCE, through continuous flashbacks to the past thanks to reconstructions in augmented and virtual reality, will enable you to see the life of the age-old valley unfold before your eyes, stroll through the Roman shops and watch a chariot race among shouts of encouragement and overturned chariots.

The 40-minute walking itinerary is available in six languages (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Russian).

The eight stops are the following: the valley floor of the Circus in the archaic period, the Circus from the 1st century BC to the 1st century AD, the Circus in the imperial period, the seating tiers (cavea), the Arch of Titus, the shops (tabernae), the Circus in the Middle Ages and in modern times and lastly, “A Day at the Circus”. The tour is available with immersive glasses (see-through technology) and stereo audio earphones included in the admission ticket to the “Circo Maximo Experience”.

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  1. The Valley and the origins of the Circus

  2. The Circus from Julius Caesar to Trajan

  3. The Circus in the Imperial Age

  4. The Cavea

  5. The Arc of Titus

  6. The Shops of the Circus (tabernae)

  7. The Circus in the medieval age and in modern times

  8. “A day at the Circus”

  9. Panoramic view



Il ONE Zeiss VR Zeiss VR ONE offers you an unprecedented viewing experience thanks to Zeiss precision lenses and the 5.2- inch smartphone display, which gives you breath-taking graphics and fascinating videos in spearheading mobile resolution. The visual quality is that of the best front-row seat in a theatre.
Zeiss VR devices are specifically designed to be used with glasses, enabling users to enjoy the virtual reality function in complete comfort. For a correct use of the headset, please see the “Health and Safety Warnings”.


Ticket Experience

From Tuesday through Sunday, from 9.30 am to 7 pm (30 Mar / 26 Oct) – 9.30am-16.30pm (27 Oct / 28 Mar 2020)
Last admission: one hour before closing time

Full entrance: € 12,00
Reduced entrance: € 10,00*
Groups: 10+visitors: € 10,00



Opening hours
From Tuesday through Sunday, from 9.30 am to 7 pm (30 Mar / 26 Oct) – 9.30am-16.30pm (27 Oct / 28 Mar 2020)
24th and 31st December: 9.30 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.
Last admission: one hour before closing time.
Closed every Mondays, 25th December, 1st January, 1st May
We regret to inform you that in case of rain and extreme weather conditions (such as excessive heat) the experience will not be it won’t be possible to experience Circo Maximo


  • For Info and purchase, call: +39 060608 (every day from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.).
  • Booking Advised
  • Children under 14 can wear the headsets and enjoy the experience only if accompanied by an adult who must sign the disclaimer available at the ticket office
    or downloadable here
  • To rent the headset, you must leave in deposit an ID (card or passport, in the original)
  • Admission will be organized in small groups
  • circomaximoexperience@060608.it (e-mail replies will be sent from Monday through Friday, except on holidays).

Charges Detail
Full entrance: € 12,00
Reduced entrance: € 10,00*
Groups: 10+visitors: € 10,00
It is possible to apply for a refund and/or a change of date only in case the show is cancelled for technical reasons or for unfavourable weather conditions.
A refund and/or a change of date shall only be granted in case the show is cancelled.
It is possible to apply for a refund and/or a change of date only by and no later than 15 days after the cancellation date. Presale costs shall not be refunded.
* Reduced price tickets:
– youths under 26 years of age
– adults over 65 years of age
– teachers in service
– journalists with a regular press card (professionals, trainees, freelance journalists), law enforcers and military personnel with an ID and groups of at least 10 people
– people who purchase a reduced-price ticket online, shall have to carry on them the ID entitling them to the reduced-price admission ticket.

Free admission:
– people with disabilities and/or registered disabled civilians with a minimum 74% certified disability and an escort from the European Union,
-European Union tour guides and tour interpreters
– To ask for free admission, you must book exclusively through the contact centre at +39 060608 (from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and tourist Infopoints (with a presale right of 1€), or purchase the tickets at the ticket counter on site (without a presale right of 1€).

Tickets can be purchased:

  • Online
  • Through the Contact Centre at +39 060608, at the cost of a local call (every day from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.).
  • At the Circus Maximus, ticket counter on Viale Aventino
  • At Tourist Infopoints at:

The site can be visited without a multimedia device by only purchasing the admission ticket at the ticket counter.

WHERE TO FIND The Circus Maximus | enter on Viale Aventino | Rome

Metro B stop: Circo Massimo – Bus stop: Aventino (Circo Massimo)

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