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Arco di Traiano

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Address: Via Traiano, Benevento, Italy
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Roman Archeaological Treasure

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 4, 2017
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Burlington, Vermont
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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 good for all ages.

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Callahan, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

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

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Nice, France
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Suzannedlv
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2015

Amazing it's survived so long.......given how many times the city has been fought over in the lifetime of this monument it's great to see it such good condition. It was built in about 1116! It's well lit in the evening

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015

The arch is beautiful and the detail is quite stunning. I went to Benevento specifically to see this and the Roman theatre however both proved to be a bit of a disappointment. The arch is covered in scaffolding which I understand is helping preserve it (which is wonderful) but if you are taking hours to get here it is not... More 

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Thank laura S
Trondheim Municipality, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2015

It was nice to see something like this beeing preserved better than those in Rome, and just as nice. It is apparently beeing well taken care of.

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2015

One of the best preserved Roman structured I have ever seen, the Arch of Trajan depicts the triumphs of the famous Roman Emperor who pacified Germania and brought Dacia into the Empire. It is not to be missed if you are a history buff!. In the heart of the old centre of Benevento, the arch is a great starting point... More 

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