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Reviewed July 25, 2018

Historical tall marble column nearby Piazza Venezia placed there more than 2000 years ago in honor of Emperor Trajan's victories. Filled with amazing detail and actually contains a spiral staircase inside with 186 stairs leading to the top. That is no longer open to the public but still absolutely worth it to take a closer look at this monument.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

This makes Roma so wonderful, while walking around the city you can miss so many sites.. Discovered the column while exploring other areas and sites of the city. Wasn't really looking for it at the moment, but always look around every site corner and plaza. So you don't miss the beauty of the past.. Wonderful column, you can spend hours reviewing the artwork and reading the battle story..

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Trajan's column is a public display of this emperors achievements cut into the stone as a spiral. Worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

There are several triumphal columns in Rome, but this is by far the most notable and interesting, and it is the original design for the later ones. It has a story to tell - the story of the triumph of Trajan, thus Rome, over the brave Dacians (the people living North of the Danube) in the first decade of the first century of our era, who lost initially the war against the Romans but made a big unrest and the Romans had to cross the Danube again. This story - of the wars, the bridges over the Danube, Decebal and the victory of Trajan, are told in a spiral bas relief, going from ground to the top of the column. In ancient times, there was a platform that enabled the people to see the reliefs, but now the tourist cannot set his eye on the beautiful sculptures, going round the column 23 times in more than 150 different scenes, mainly showing Trajan. The Column itself is made of several Carrara marble blocks, and has a staircase inside (closed for visitors). On top no stands a statue of Saint Peter, but originally there was a colossal statue of Trajan himself. Visited April 2017

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

This is a column which was erected in the 100's AD. It tells a story of the time and the battles which took place back then. It is right near the center of everything so you can't really miss it, nor should you. On the very top now is a statue of St. Peter. This came later.

Lots of photo ops of this but a little hard to take since it is to tall and you will likely be so close to it to check it out. I used a wide angle lens actually which worked great. It is also fun to photograph this from a little further away so you can see how tall it is and how it fits into the Rome skyline in that part of the City.

Well worth checking out. You can walk by, no charge to see it.

Date of experience: April 2018
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