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“Nice column based on Trajan's idea”

Colonna di Marco Aurelio
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Owner description: Erected between 180 and 196, this marble monument celebrates the victories of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, which is in the form of a spiral with 190 internal steps.
Reviewed 2 June 2014

A nice landmark with interesting carvings, though not on the same scale as Trajan's. However, it was possible to get much closer to this column to view the carvings in more details, and the area wasn't crowded at all.

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

There really is so much to see in Rome that during our one day visit, less than 7 hours actually, we could only spend a few minutes at each of the monuments that we came across. This one we encountered unexpectedly as we were walking down the Via del Corso enroute to the Trevi Fountain. While maybe not as famous as its older brother, Trajan's column, it is still well worth seeing.

All that I know about the Emperor Marcus Aurelius is that he was played by Sir Alec Guinness in the film 'The Fall of the Roman Empire' and that he was portrayed as being somewhat humane and enlightened although I think that this may have been a bit of Hollywood spin to contrast against his neurotic son Commodus who succeeded him.

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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Walking from the Barberini metro station for a planned visit to the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj we chanced upon this Column at the junction of Via Del Corso with Via Del Tritone. On first sight we thought it may be a copy of the more well known Trajan's Column situated near the Vittoriano but on making enquiry discovered it's true history. Unbelievably this column, celebrating the victories of Marcus Aurelius in wars that he masterminded between the years 166AD and his death in 180AD and it was completed soon after that date. The carving on the column is quite detailed with heads of the figures made larger than scale so that facial expressions can be seen in more detail. There is a great story that in the Middle Ages it was a popular sport to climb the column, so much so that a fee was charged. Today it stands in a Palazzo surrounded by busy streets and it is interesting to think of the history it has seen. Worth a quick look if you are nearby.

Thank bsandrs
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

This marble monument was erected between 180 - 196 and celebrates the victories of emperor
Marcus Aurelius which is in the form of a spiral with 190 internal steps. It is breathtaking to see!

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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Another remarkable column, another tribute to one of the greatest emperors of ancient Rome , located in Piazza Colonna, this high column stands majestically in the center of the square, on top of it the statue of Marcus Aurelius, erected and built by Romans to celebrate the victories in the war against the barbarians of the emperor .
The column itself is very nice and I highly recommend you visit it, all around it are engraved the exploits of the emperor, frankly you can see only those close to the base of the column, because the incisions spread higher and higher and it is almost impossible to grasp the details in the upper part of the column .
All in all it is a pleasant experience and thanks to its proximity to the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon is a mandatory visit here .

Thank Magellano81
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