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Trajan's Column

Address: Via del Foro di Traiano, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #76 of 687 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Wheelchair access
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Wheelchair access
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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This is within walking distance of the Colosseum area, and is definitely worth a closer look. The carvings tell of the exploits of Emperor Trajan that spiral around the entire column. It was finished in AD 113. Interesting tidbit: the statue at the top is not Trajan (the original statue disappeared) but is a statue of St. Peter because...reasons. (Look,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Trajan's Column commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victories. We stumbled on the column on our walk to the Pantheon and it was a nice place to stop for a few photos. The carvings are impressive!

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Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Long before there a press office and PR manager, Trajan spun his tales of success entirely on this column of pictures. After you're done craning your neck at the 22 slabs ( maybe more !) of marble, go see the pictures unfurled out on the street nearby. But beware of a friendly, smooth operator Gladiator plying his tricks there. He'll... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is truly an amazing pillar which was hard for us to find. It is located in a small courtyard. It is amazing it see especially after you take a few minutes to look at the remarkable carvings

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This for me was one of the big "wow's" during our visit, it was something we had not planned to see, and to stumble across it and see the level of craftsmanship was amazing, in fact it was so good we visited it on 2 or 3 occasions. One of our favourite lesser know roman treasures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The detail in the sculpture must be seen to be appreciated. There is a signboard nearby that unrolls the story that is sculptured into the column. be sure to visit again after sunset as the lighting brings another dimension to this a nearby Trajans market. When we were there in August there was a pictorial story screened across the ruins... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

In a 21st century world where graphic novels are for adults, there stands Emperor Trajan's column highlighting what a warrior he was. Nothing ever changes. See it as often as possible. Different light; different audiences.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We enjoyed looking at the column, the carvings on it are incredible and still very well preserved. Take the time to study the carvings & match what you see with the descriptions along the Imperial Forum, so interesting.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The 1900 year old column is a huge round tall marble clad cylinder with a sensationally detailed spiral relief curling up it telling a military history. You can't miss it from some hundreds of yards in all directions and it's opposite the east end of the Vittoriano Monument sprouting out of ancient cellar ruins.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

It is a marvel that the column is still intact. Take the time to walk along and view the photos and descriptions of the column, you won't really appreciate it if you don't. Kudos to Roman Antiquities for creating the display!

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