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“Go to Tarjan's Market as well”
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Colonna Traiana
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

The Audio tour of the Market area really fleshed out what I'd seen at the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and colosseum. Was probably the best bit of the trip.

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Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Felt a little lonely in a busy piazza, and if you're not careful it can be overwhelmed by the more imposing Victor Emmanuel memorial across the way. But historically and in terms if artistic significance there's no comparison - Trajan's trumps.

The cylindrical pillar is a propaganda tools extraordinaire, with an incredibly long, well, stone cartoon wrapped around in a continuous strip. The story told by the dozens of images highlight the emperor's life and achievements. Think of it as a much longer Bayeux Tapestry, done centuries earlier and in stone. Shouldn't be missed by students of history, though the story outlined in the reliefs honestly can be better appreciated in books or other resources. A bit hard to see from the ground and nowadays if you walked circles around the column to see them in sequence you'd surely get some strange looks!

Thank Dave M
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Well, what to say ... it is just amazing ... It is as reading a "roll" of two thousand years ago telling us the story of Traiano Empereur victories over the Dacians. It is placed in a very centre part of Via del Corso, one of the most important shopping road and is closed to Italian Parliament House.

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Trajan's Column has impressive art in its sculptured that go around the column. There are so many figures, but you really cannot get a close look at all of them because of the height of the column.

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Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is an attraction that's easy to overlook, but I suggest you take the time to look it up, both location wise and content wise. It is a beautifully carved, very tall column that represents emperor Trajan's victory over the Dacians (in present day Romania). It is breathtaking to look at. Just read the story before you go and you will enjoy seeing it with your own eyes.

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