|Arco di Constantino|
So much of what tourists must see in Rome is in a relatively small area, certainly accessible on foot.
Near the Forum is Circo Massimo (Circus Maximus). Today it looks like a very large school playing field. It’s actually 650 metres in length.
The arena was used for a variety of events and during the time of Trajan it seated 150,000 spectators (some sources quote figures of up to 250,000).
A lack of archaeology at this site has allowed it to be used for modern day rallies and concerts. In 2014 the Rolling Stones used it for one of their venues. Rome is synonymous with ancient relics.
Sadly I don’t have a photograph of this large expanse of grass, so I’m including one of the Arco di Constantino (Arch of Constantine) – just a stroll away. It might look familiar, London’s Marble Arch (designed by John Nash) was modelled on it.