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Arco di Traiano, Benevento

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Get a rare snapshot of Roman history at Arco di Traiano, a majestic Roman monument commemorating Emperor Trajan. Since its construction between 114 and 117, the 16 m (54 ft) tall limestone arch has been restored several times, but the original craftsmanship prevails. Its barrel-vaulted archway features entablatures that depict its namesake's triumphs through detailed sculptures and carvings into the stone. Further scenes and allegories of imperial Roman activities are inscribed on the columns. Originally marking the entrance to the city, this impeccably preserved arch stands casting its shadows onto the town below. Arco di Traiano is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Benevento Edition.
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  • The Arch of Trajan is an interesting historical record of the city of Benevento and represents one of the most valuable monuments of Roman architecture.
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  • Outstanding monument, set in beautiful gardens and close to a couple of restaurants. The monument is well kept. Council to visit it
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  • It's the monument par excellence of Benevento, one cannot visit Benevento without having seen the majestic arches of Trajan. Historical monument, the symbol of the city ... and the city's pride. Main entrance to the old town, was once one of the main gates of Benevento, called Port'Aura as covered with golden letters ... but I don't want to say everything is to discover once you stand under the Arch of TRAJAN.
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  • The first sight of Benevento is the Arch of Trajan. The monument is the house of history. Below the arch is a museum which showcases the historical importance...
  • Beautiful Roman art extremely well preserved
  • Beautiful place,must seen...
  • The Arch of Trajan is a unique work in the world. Symbol of Benevento, well preserved testimony of Roman civilization. Built in approximately 114 ad, was built to celebrate the Emperor Trajan on the occasion of the inauguration of the Appian way, the road connecting Rome to Brindisi. For its size, was for centuries called Golden Gate.
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  • Tourist stop to one of the most important monuments of the city. You should also visit the nearby Museum of the Arch of Trajan in the Deconsecrated Church of Sant'Ilario in via San Pasquale.
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