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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are some other triumphal arches in Rome, but I like this one the best for a couple of reasons. I think it's the most beautifully sculpted of any; it's majestic because it has three openings instead of just one; and on it there are depictions of some of the first Early Christian examples of sculpture. This is because the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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 July 21, 2016

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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