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Trajan's Column

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This impressive and yet elegant column, built in 113 AD celebrates Emperor Trajan's successful campaigns in Dacia (today's Romania). The Museo della Civilita Romana has a complete... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were introduced to Trajan's Column from our tour through Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valenti, where they showed a movie explaining and highlighting the scenes on the column. There is also a small, barred window on the ground floor in the Domus through which you can see the column rise up. After leaving the Domus tour, we headed to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I got a good view of Trajan's column from Michelangelo's Square, Piazza del Campidoglio on Capitoline Hill, which overlooks the Forum ruins and surrounding area. Seeing that the plinth on which the column sat was over my head, I decided I would not go down to have a closer look at the column as the images on it would not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This impressive and yet elegant column, built in 113 AD celebrates Emperor Trajan's successful campaigns in Dacia (today's Romania). The Museo della Civilita Romana has a complete set of casts from the reliefs of the column. The Emperor's ashes were put in a golden urn in the base of the column in 117 AD. Its statue remained atop the column... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Impressive monument which still after almost 2000 years has amazing detail to its carvings, worth taking a closer look with a camera zoom lens or binoculars to see the carvings in better detail. Worth taking a look at the excellent feature on the National Geographic website which helps you to 'read' the column and explains some of the scenes and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

One thing you need to remember about this tower. It is 2000 years old. It was built 1000 years before Prithviraj Chauhan and Ghauri went to battle. And the tower has a lot of history associated to it. We came across the tower on on our way back from the tour of Colosseum while returning to our Hotel. We decided... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a must if you love ancient history like my husband.Even if you don't know all the history behind the column and what the reliefs depict you can still appreciate this as a work of art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We found the column more by accident than design. We had heard about the column and since we had read an article in National Geographic just a few months before about the column and the story it tells, we were pleased to see the real thing. It's easy to walk past the column on the way to and from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Can't help but get close to this as you visit more popular sights but it is well worth taking the time to stop a give it the attention that it deserves in it's own right. Quite a masterpiece and great detail. The more you look, the more you see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is an amazing masterpiece. It's situated close to Piazza Venezia, can't miss it. Wish I had brought binoculars to see the carvings in detail. A bronze figure of St. Peter is on top (initially there was a bronze statue of Trajan but was replaced in the 16th century). The Column it's hollow inside and has a spiral staircase that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Two millennia old with amazingly detailed carvings depicting a great military triumph of the empire. Not sure how we managed to miss this for so long, but glad we found it eventually. The Domus Romano museum (another must-see) has a great video about it

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Address: Address: Via del Foro di Traiano, Rome, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti

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