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Arco di Costantino

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Address: Via di San Gregorio, 00184 Rome, Italy

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 view of a building full of history, but always many people around this site. Between the coliseum and the palatine, easy to find

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

Nice view of a building full of history, but always many people around this site. Between the coliseum and the palatine, easy to find

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The beautiful triple arch is located between the Palatine Hills and the Colosseum (closer to the latter); therefore, you will see probably see the arch while seeing the sites around the area. A great opportunity for a photo-stop, as there is only a small crowd and you can also get the Colosseum in the pictures too. If you are not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not any old arch, it is a triple arch! It is the biggest and baddest ... it is the largest triumphal arch (circa 315). Constantine I defeated Emperor Maxentius. This is his declaration. However, the arch is a cut-and-chop work, taking pieces and removing heads, superimposing Constantine's in place of whomever ... the price paid is that the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Arch of Constantine is amid the Roman Forum area, and is right next to the Colosseum. It was the largest and most impressive of the three arches that I viewed in Rome. The other two are nearby: Arch of Titus and Arch of Settimio Severo. The structure of Constantine and Settimio Severo are similar: a large central arch and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

This archway is pretty impressive. Up close you can see all the detailed carvings and decorations. This is also a great meeting point to join up with friends before exploring the rest of the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

After seeing the colosseum, we walked passed the arch to get to the Roman Forum.  It was very impressive.  The carvings and reliefs were breathtaking and the sheer size of it, even after seeing the colosseum, was still amazing.   Our big complaint was being approached and almost swindled into paying 10 euros for a piece of string.  These two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

You do not have to go out of your way to see this, as it's next to the Colosseum. Take time to look at the beautiful sculptured arch, and transport yourself back in time. It is huge, and was dedicated to Constantine's many victories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Right nest to the Coliseum. Beautifully sculptured arch next to the walk to the entrance to th Forum and Palantine hill. Free to observe and impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

The Arco di Costantino or Arch of Constantine is located between the Colosseum and Via Sacra/Palatine Hill/Roman Forum, so is worth taking a close look when visiting the area. This is the largest roman triumphal arch and was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate emperor Constantine I's victory over Maxentius in 315 AD. Much of the decoration on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

No need to make a special trip to see this beautiful arch as it is right next to the Colosseum. A great site and nicely detailed, it is hard to miss and shouldn't be either. Just take a moment to appreciate it while you're there.

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