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Arco di Costantino, Rome

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A triumphal arch located between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill, Arco di Costantino uses a handful of major reliefs from former imperial monuments in its design. This created a stylistic contrast that depicts much of the city's history before the fourth century. The arch was erected in 315 AD and spans the Via Triumphalis, where the emperors of Rome entered the city in triumph. Put Arco di Costantino and other Rome attractions into our Rome online day trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Is one of the historical landmarks of the capital city, in front of the Colosseum. Like many things in Rome is free and already this is worth a visit. I recommend it at night to be able to make some shots with the Colosseum of enlightened background. Is rather unique also read reviews that they rated as "poor" because you can't enter or because they left open to the elements. Next time we will try to close it in a Crystal case:) It was built to commemorate the victory of Constantine I and is one of three arches that are still standing in Rome. I would say it is well worth a visit.
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  • This arch is positioned between the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, it is spectacular. The problem is that because of this position it is difficult to absorb the details on the arch due to the sheer am...  more »
  • You experience the date each step in Rome. This is the nightmare runner next to, in front of the three-arched. The figures, motifs, carvings, columns, fine craftsmanship is remarkable.
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  • These ruins from The Ancient Roman civilization were so impressive. Step by step around this area appear one after another breathtaking monument or column or statue.... . The architecture was so wonderful.
  • Beautiful Arch close to the Colosseum. It was erected in AD 315 and celebrated Constantine's victory over Maxentius. It has embellishments which were scavenged from earlier monuments.
  • The largest roman arch that was ever build. It commemorates victory of emperor Constantine over his rival Maxentius, at the Milvian bridge in year 312. Victory is also significant for christianity, because Constantine saw message in the sky "in hoc signo vinces", and after this omen officialy allowed christianity as religion. Arch gives strong impression of imperial power, which is obvious in comparison to older one of emperor Titus in the vicinity which is more modest. Arch of Constantine is nicely paired with Colloseum, from where you can get a clear upper shot.
  • Rome is just beautiful; it doesn't matter where you are or where you look; you will always find something impressive, like the Arch of Constantine.
  • Beautiful! Right beside the Coliseum and on the way to Palatin Fórum and anchient Roman Fórum. To the Coliseum and fórum you can use Roma pass and get the fast pass line.
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