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Arco di Traiano

Via Traiano, 82100 Benevento, Italy
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We drove an hour out our way to see this arch. I probably wouldn't recommend that the average... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2017
Denver, Colorado
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A Particularly Well Preserved Roman Arch

The Arch of Trajan is one of the best-preserved Roman arches in Italy. It helps to have a guide to... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2017
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Via Traiano, 82100 Benevento, Italy
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Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

We drove an hour out our way to see this arch. I probably wouldn't recommend that the average person go so far out of their way. We did, because my husband and I have degrees in Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology and my husband's...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2017

The Arch of Trajan is one of the best-preserved Roman arches in Italy. It helps to have a guide to describe the images on the various panels. There is also a cross-decorated shield surmounted with a cross etched on one of the upper panels.

Thank WHGC
Reviewed March 22, 2017

We happened to be walking past at night time and the Arco was lit up, with a magical light show set to classical music. Stunning! An intriguing find when we weren't expecting it!

Thank AlexGil
Reviewed March 11, 2017

I had not known that the REAL Arch de Triumph was in Benevento. It is spectacular! it is a beautiful white marble that is lit up at night and also recently the city added a laser light show that explains what the frescoes mean. Truly...More

Thank Kenneth O
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Watched a video describing the Arch and explaining the meaning of the carvings. Fascinating story of Roman conquest!

Thank dlbzarro
Reviewed August 23, 2016

You can get much closer to this arch than those in Rome and I thought it was in better condition. The area is really nice. The restaurant and locals are FABULOUS! The is a little Irish Pub near by. Very family friendly. It is really...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed May 13, 2016

This arch is in great shape, at the end of a pedestrian-only street featuring museums, shops, and restaurants.

Thank WileyFahma
Reviewed April 26, 2016

The arch was built just after the first century AD and is in remarkable condition. Every surface of the arch is carved/sculpted in great detail! Beautiful!

Thank Suzannedlv
Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Well preserved. Saw it on a cloudy late afternoon, perhaps not at its most powerful. At the end of a strip of shops. Not for a special trip, but go if you are there.

Thank Stephen V
Reviewed December 3, 2015

I was amazed by how well preserved it is. People's houses are right next it which is very strage...to have the house next to such an old monument.

Thank Tomulescu I
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