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“Jewel amongst an ugly port”
Review of Arco di Traiano

Arco di Traiano
Ranked #5 of 75 things to do in Ancona
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Potenza, Italy
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“Jewel amongst an ugly port”
Reviewed November 19, 2008

The Arch of Trajan is almost 6 stories high and was erected in the first century as an entrance to the causeway atop the harbor wall in honor of the emperor who had made improvements to the harbor. This is considered one of the finest Roman monuments in Le Marche. The arch stands on a high podium with wide flights of steps on each side.

This arch sits amongst the port of Ancona flanked by cranes and ship building and you will have to walk along the port to visit. This makes for an interesting contrast of the ancient Roman against the modern port.

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