Arco di Traiano

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malcsaville
Stroud, UK1,041 contributions
Sep 2019
Unbelievable that this arch has stood since AD 115. You feel the sense of history here, and passing through to the walk alog the harbour wall is a must do experience.
Written September 9, 2019
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Stewart C
Chatham, UK816 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We visited the Arch of Trajan in Ancona whilst docked in the port for a sunny Sunday in June.
We had opted to explore the town on foot and had prepared our own agenda with points of interest to visit, the arch being the first on the list followed by its near neighbour just a bit further away and then ascending up to the cathedral. The arch stands in glorious isolation from the rest of the town in the more industrial part of the docks here, though that said it is easy to access on foot.
We were told that the Emperor Trajan left the then Roman port of Ancona in preparation for his invasion of Dacia. Despite its age, the arch is in a remarkable state of preservation and even the Latin inscription along the top are still reasonably readable though there were no friezes or carvings of scenes of triumph usually associated with these ‘triumphant’ arches.
The arch itself is reached via a flight of stairs and once under the arch the visitor will find themselves level with what remains of the city wall. If you continue a short distance along you will come to a second arch the ‘Arch of Clementine’.
We did not stay too long here and the visitor’s reasons for coming may vary from wanting to see local landmarks, interest in history or just out for a walk in the fresh air.
Written July 6, 2019
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George C
Edinburgh, UK269 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Still magnificent now, but its location in the middle of the very busy modern port area definitely detracts from its grandeur and historical importance. It looks totally incongruous in this setting.

Built between AD 110 and 116 using Turkish marble in honour of the Roman Emperor Trajan.

Only a few steps from the Arco Clementino which looks plain from Arco di Traiano, but the beautiful side is the opposite side so you need to go there too.
Written July 4, 2019
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TheMarshal84
Liverpool, UK389 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
This (somewhat) lonely peace of Roman architecture stands as a silent reminder of the grandeur that was Rome. Erected in the reign of Emperor Trajan, it is built from Marmara marble, hence its state of preservation. The work of Apollodorus of Damascus, who later built the forum of Trajan in Rome it has withstood war, earthquakes invasions... and the end of the Roman empire itself. The arch can still be found in the heart of the docks (from which Trajan left to conquer Dacia) and is only a short walk from the center of the old town. Free, its worth your time, just be careful of the lorrys wizzing past.
Written March 29, 2019
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Krpr
Zagreb, Croatia318 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
It is so nice to see it once you come with boat from Croatia and going to Ancona train station and then into Italy... magnificent.
Written August 10, 2018
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Steve M
Littleton, CO353 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
It is always good to see the history of a city - and this arch demonstrates its importance to the Roman Empire! (PS - the guns are from WW1)
Written March 30, 2018
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davidg777
Sydney, Australia611 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
As part of our trip to Ancona went and saw the Arco di Traiano, problem is if you sneeze you miss it. Thought it was going to be big and on its own but found it to underwhelming and squeezed among modern ramps and ferry terminal.
Written August 22, 2017
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Judy R
Torquay, Australia141 contributions
Oct 2016 • Solo
As you wander along the streets of the modern port with large passenger and cargo ships lining up, you'll suddenly come to the Arco. It stands back dividing the port and is a beautiful reminder that what you look at today, ships coming and going, the Arco has laid witness to for hundreds of years. It's quite attractive and gives great views of the port area.
Written October 13, 2016
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Sophia S
Georgioupolis, Greece741 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
I liked this arch and I saw it during my first trip to Ancona. The location is nice and it catches your attention and it is a nice piece of architecture..no wonder, we're in Italy.
I recommend it to all visitors in Ancona.
Written November 9, 2015
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Georgina L
Ancona, Italy201 contributions
Feb 2015 • Friends
The walk along the old walls is interesting and the view of the town and Cathedral is really good. The Arch of Trajan is in very good contìdition and should not be missed.
If you are in the harbour it is just a short walk.
Written March 3, 2015
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