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Arco di Costantino

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Built in 315AD and noted by its triple arches, this structure commemorates...

Built in 315AD and noted by its triple arches, this structure commemorates Constantine's victory over Maxentuis.

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Nice Arch

Lovely Roman arch. By very nature of it being an arch there's not a lot to see but a nice historical Roman element which can be appreciated at street level. If you are visiting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely Roman arch. By very nature of it being an arch there's not a lot to see but a nice historical Roman element which can be appreciated at street level. If you are visiting the ancient sites it is likely that you will encounter this arch on your travels.

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Thornton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have a good tour guide they will tell you the story behind the Arco and it's many details. Is it the Menorah from Jerusalem being paraded in? Is it certain battle conquerors coming home? If going by yourself without a tour guide you may miss out on the many details.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Arco di Costantino or Arch of Constantine is located right beside the Colosseum. So after visiting the Flavian Amphitheatre we went a little bit aside to take a look at this triumphale arch, that was erected by the Romane Senate to commemorate Constantine I's victory over the another Roman Emperor, called Maxentius. That is the largest Roman triumphal arch... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This arch sits close to the Colosseum. It is grand and ornate, but honestly when compared to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, it didn't really leave an impression on me. I suggest viewing it from the Colosseum, instead of actually walking to it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a beautiful, historic Arch but you only get to enjoy it as you walk by. You can't go inside it, or even very close to it. It stands right next to the Colosseum and by the Roman Forums so you will definitely get a chance to see it. The best view is from inside the Colosseum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an beautiful arch. All the details are just amazing and its a brilliant location just beside the Colosseum. A fantastic place on earth with atmosphere and amazing picture material.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the western side of the Colosseum, this monumental triple arch was built in AD 315 to celebrate the emperor Constantine's victory over his rival Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge (AD 312). Rising to a height of 25m, it's the largest of Rome's surviving triumphal arches. It's a good frame for the overwhelming collesium behind.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice old ruin that one can visit up close for free. Not much left-but still a cool piece of old history in this great city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's free, between the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Put yourself back in time, think of the road through the arch actually being used by victorious emperors of Rome. The artwork is awesome, commemorating emperors of Rome, and specifically Constantine's military victory over Maxentius at Milvian Bridge. 1,700 years old... just incredible.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is magnificent. Superb. It is so majestic and solid, and well preserved. Last time in Rome, we walked through it, tried to take a photograph of a wedding that was taking place, and almost got knocked down by a car. This time, it's all fenced off, and one is quite safe from vehicles. But you cannot get through it,... More 

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