It was a chill but sunny day earlier this week, so I made way way over the Caelian hill, at the south end of the Circus Maximus. I had hoped to get to the ancient Roman baths of Caracalla, a huge structure built by the Emperor Caracalla in the 3rd century. Unfortunately, however, I arrived too late and the ruins were closed. Still I managed to grabbed some nice photos.
Just up the street from the baths is the Circus Maximus, now essentially a long, narrow field. The shape is due to its primary use, which was a stadium for chariot racing. There are some ruins at the south end, on which there is sporadic work done. There is a spot over by the Aventine Hill from which one has a very nice view of the Circus and the ruins along the Palatine Hill.
Below are some pictures from visiting both: