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Colonna Traiana

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the Column of Emperor Trajan is a real thrill

See the Forum of Trajan and the Column of Trajan Emperor is a real thrill. The greatness of Rome was immense. The victory of 'Emperor Trajan's over the Dacians it was great and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

See the Forum of Trajan and the Column of Trajan Emperor is a real thrill. The greatness of Rome was immense. The victory of 'Emperor Trajan's over the Dacians it was great and justly celebrated with the construction of the Forum of Trajan. If you go to see the Forum of Trajan, the Trajan column and the Trajan markets, I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't have time to visit the column properly so simply viewed it from the street level which still allows you to get very close for pictures and view the details. While we were walking along the path by the forum to get to the column we were accosted by two men separately who each approached in a friendly manner... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A true history book made in stone, that tells the story of the Dacian wars that Traian won. Remarkably well kept, given it's age. The Traian's Forum next to it is also impressive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was just another obelisk; that is until I got up close to it. It's a Roman Triumphal Column that commemorates Roman Emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars and was designed by his favorite Architect, the same one which did the Forum. It has inspired several other Triumphal Columns in other places. It was completed in AD 113, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trajan’s Forum is the largest and greatest of the Imperial Forum. It was built after the conquest of Dacia (now Romania). A lot of excavation has been done to reveal a public square, a large temple (the Temple of Divius Traianus), two libraries and the immense Basilica Ulpia, which measured about 197 x 558 ft. in size. Many of its... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

The column is just the most visible part of large site, plenty to see as you work your way to and/or from the Colesseum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

I was surprised how big this place was...make sure you wear comfortable shoes!! If you go in January, make sure you wrap up warm...gloves, hat, scarf, thermal socks etc...it's bloody freezing!! It's fascinating to walk around and look at all the intricate details and it is truly amazing. It's very crowded so can be hard to get pictures with most... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

The Colonnade di Traiano is about 15 minutes walk from the main bus station (Termini). The structure itself, as well as the architecture nearby, are truly magnificent. There is a lot of armed security on site so is also safe to visit. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

The marble monument is stunning; it shows the Roman- Dacian wars and Traian's victory in great detail. It's amazing how well preserved it is after nearly 2000 years. Be sure to take a few moments to admire it as you might easily miss it among so many historical buildings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

We crossed this impressive column a number of times while crossing piazza Venezia without realising its significance. The setting is lovely and the structure looks lovely at night. The Piazza Venezia is do impressive that this column might gets lost unless you look for it.

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