Via dei Cerchi Street

"Via dei Cerchi Street" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 1st July 2011

This street was arranged by Sixtus V on the site of previous little road, which was passing through the steps of the Circus Maximus, from which the name of Via dei Cerchi derives (cerchi = circles). On this street many centuries ago was a church Oratorio di S.Maria dei Cerchi, as well as some other religious and functional constructions. At present this street is open to traffic, but it still has a footpath from which opens a good view from below of the ancient buildings on the south slopes of the Palatine Hill (Paedagogium, Palazzo di Settimio Severo, etc.)

Circo Massimo (Circus Maximus), Via dei Cerchi.
Circo Massimo (Circus Maximus)is the biggest building for shows of all times, it is 600 metres long and 140 metres wide; it is by the legend connected to the origins of the city: in fact during the games in honour of Conso, the rape of the Sabines happened and hence the birth of life in the city. Circus Maximus is between Via dei Cerchi and Via del Circo Massimo.

Via dei Cerchi Street
Via del Circo Massimo
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione San Saba (Piramide) (Roma centro)
Via dei Cerchi Street is Shown By "Map K Zone" As "40"

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