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Arco di Traiano, Benevento

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Monument Tourist Spot
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 road that leads from corso Garibaldi the triumphal arch of Trajan is already a great shot of the object. Study it closely, with the proper knowledge or guides of the inscriptions, is even more interesting.
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  • In my opinion the most important monument of the city. Full of details and well preserved after more than 2,000 years still manages to charm. Doesn't show her age!
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  • Beautiful! I've seen every night of my stay. A journey back in time, in a modern and lively square
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  • Spent my summer holidays here as a boy. Absolutely beautiful town and some spectacular historical architecture. SPQB.
  • 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...
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