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Arch of Septimius Severus

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Address: Rome, Italy
Description: Among the best preserved monuments of the Roman Forum.

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Impressive and well preserved

Everyone will visit the Colosseum and the Forum and this should be on the list - its a marble arch that stands out from the ruins as it is still mostly intact

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Everyone will visit the Colosseum and the Forum and this should be on the list - its a marble arch that stands out from the ruins as it is still mostly intact

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The Arch of Septimius Severus is a three arched triumphal structure made of white marble and stands 23 metres tall and 25 metres wide. You can find it at the end of Via Sacra near Capitoline Hill in the heart of the Roman Forum. It was built in 203 AD in honour of Septimius Severus military victories over the Parthians.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Very beautiful to see an very big also. We passed by it during the hop on hop off bus tour and it was great. I did not even know it existed, I was really glad I saw it and took a photo and a selfie. Must see. It is close to the Colosseum. It is really worth to see up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Probably the most original arch and it clearly depicts battles the Romans were proud of. It makes a great selfie spot too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It's tucked in between the colliseum and the (main) forum. Not to be missed because of its preservation. As with many things, having a guide or guidebook to explain the history to you makes it so much more special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Stunning to see something so old, and still intact and standing. With all the little carvings you can see so much hard work was put into it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Mostly intact and stunning to see still standing after all this time. Pop over and take pictures and admire it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Constructed out of white marble, the arch is a monument dedicated to the emperor, Septimius Severus. It's huge and it's hard to believe that it's still intact after almost two thousand years.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

he arch of Septimus Severus appeared to be one of the best preserved structures in the Forum. It is located near the very back of the excavation farthest from the Colosseum. It amazes me that you can walk freely among the ruins and touch the structures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It is an amazing experience to finally be there and see monuments such as the Arch of Septimius Severus with your own eyes. Allow plenty of time for the whole Forum and make sure you have a good guide book or audio guide.

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