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Chariot racing could return to Rome

Chariot races could once again roar through RomeMany visitors to Rome hope to experience some of the ancient culture that has made the eternal city famous – however, few would expect to catch a full-blown chariot race.

But that”s exactly what could be on offer as the historical society Vadis Al Maximo hopes to stage a major chariot race event next year.

Speakung to ANSA, Vadis Al Maximo head, Franco Calo, explained: ””The event would last three days, starting on October 17, at the same period when the race took place in Roman times.

””If possible, we hope to involve charioteers from all over the world””

He said the society has plans to transform all the main squares of the capital into scenes from Ancient Rome, using props on loan from the Cinecitta film studios.

””According to our calculations, the Circus Maximus area could hold up to 35,000 people,”” he said.

In Roman times the course in the Circus Maximus could accommodate 12 chariots, each drawn by teams of four horses.

Rome – Visit some of the ancient landmarks such as the Colosseum or tour the opulent Vatican.
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