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Hippodrome of Domitian

Hippodrome of Domitian

Domitian’s private residence was connected with an enormous garden in the form of a stadium for chariot races, 160 metres long. Decorated by fountains, its perimeter was bounded by a two-storey portico. A spine ran down the centre of the stadium and formed the longitudinal axis around which the chariots raced.

Hippodrome of Domitian

Hippodrome of Domitian on the Palatine Hill, 80 – 92 years.

Hippodrome of Domitian on the Palatine Hill

stunning view of Hippodrome of Domitian on the Palatine Hill or Hippodrome located on Palatine Hill in Rome, Italy

At one end an imposing stand enabled the emperor to watch the races in the Circus Maximus from his own palace. A little more than a century after construction of the Domus Augustana, the Emperor Septimius Severus ordered his baths to be built next to the Stadium as part of a vast program of architectural improvement of the slopes of the Palatine.

The ruins of the Hippodrome of Domitian on the Palatine Hill

The ruins of the Hippodrome of Domitian on the Palatine Hill on the Palatine Hill in summer, Italy.

Hippodrome of Domitian on the Palatine Hill -Rome, Italy

Hippodrome of Domitian on the Palatine Hill -Rome, Italy

Hippodrome of Domitian on the Palatine Hill

Hippodrome of Domitian on the Palatine Hill

They were set above massive vaults and their facade formed a monumental fountain called the Septizodium. The great arches of the baths are still clearly visible from the valley of the Circus Maximus.

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Distance to the Colosseum

Hippodrome of Domitian  set in the center of Rome, 110 m from (1 min walk) from Colosseum.