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Arco di Traiano

Molo Nord, 60121 Ancona, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 32 Attractions in Ancona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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Bielefeld, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

As a very big fan of the best of all roman emperors, I was very enthusiastic about the chance to visit an arc erected in his honour. The Arc didn'nt disappoint me! It is in a very good condition, the reliefs and the structure are very recognisable and impressive. Beside the arc itself, you can walk along the new and... More

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Ancona, Italy
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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Lovely view of the sea at sunset. There are a few places where you can eat and have a drink. Walking along the walls is rathere pleasant.

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Vicenza
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

If you come into Ancona by ferry in the early morning, stay for a few hours and get the feel of this surprisingly interesting city. We found free parking just to the left in a small lot after getting off the ferry. There were plenty of spaces, but they filled up as the day went on. From there you can... More

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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This Roman arch is very impressive although slightly at odds with its surroundings on the edge of the modern ferry port - however I felt in a way it added to its charm! I thought it was wonderful to be able to walk under such an impressive monument that is almost 2000 years old (but then I am a history... More

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Milton Keynes
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Amazed by its age and appearance. We were up by the cathedral looking down at the port so didn't get very close but read up on it in the map guide

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Sydney, Australia
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163 reviews 163 reviews
78 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Whilst in the sea port of Ancona you need to walk down to the end of the ferry port to find the The Arch of Trajan (115BC), It is a grand structure over looking the ocean. You could imagine the honor of being one of the triumphant solders returning & walking through the gate after a victory. Parts of the... More

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Pesaro, Italy
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

One of the most imposing Roman Arches I 've seen with the stairway up, at the end of the harbour pier

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Le Marche, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

It's right in the midst of the busy modern port, and there's nothing to see by the arch.

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Potenza, Italy
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53 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2008

The Arch of Trajan is almost 6 stories high and was erected in the first century as an entrance to the causeway atop the harbor wall in honor of the emperor who had made improvements to the harbor. This is considered one of the finest Roman monuments in Le Marche. The arch stands on a high podium with wide flights... More

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