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“Excellent piece of art, hard to see”
Review of Colonna Traiana

Colonna Traiana
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Private Tour of Ancient Rome by Bicycle including Skip-the-Line Colosseum and...
Ranked #75 of 1,515 things to do in Rome
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Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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“Excellent piece of art, hard to see”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

The detail of the carving is stunning, but I wouldn't have known except for the fact that I studied this as part of a Roman Art and Architecture course at university. It is not possible to get close to the column, but it is still an impressive sight from the distant sidewalk both because of its height and the sheer amount of carving visible.

Visited May 2014
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“It's a column, but it's a neat column wrapped with history”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Cool column near Piazza Campodiglio. Print out some information about how Trajan's statue got knocked off the top and replaced with a pope, and about what the stories winding their way to the top are. Otherwise, you'll look at it and go "ok, it's a column. Done. Let's go see the collosseum!"
History is a big portion of enjoying Rome, in my opinion, and this is a piece of it.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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“A Roman landmark standing proud for around 1900 years”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

One historic structure that I really wanted to see during our short visit to Rome was Trajan's Column built to commemorate the Emperor's victorious campaigns against the Dacian's in the very early 2nd Century AD. I was not disappointed. The column is very impressive and the white marble positively glowed in the bright sunshine while we looked at it. Well worth seeing if only to consider that it has been standing for around 1900 years and that the continuous frieze spiralling upwards around the column is still in excellent condition.

Visited May 2014
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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“Perfectly restored”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

I wasn't sure that much of the original remained but notwithstanding that the column is very impressive.

Visited May 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“The Original Victory Column”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Whereas the Marcus Aurelius column is somewhat lost in the streets of central Rome, the more famous Trajan Column fittingly stands in Trajan's Forum, close to both the Roman Forum and the Vittoriano. On our visit it looked splendid in the sunshine. Representing, as it does, Emperor Trajan's victories in the Dacian Wars, it's great feature is the immense spiral bas relief carvings that progresses to the top illustrating the wars. The column is hollow and includes an internal staircase to the top but this is not operative. This is basically the original of all victory columns, beautifully situated and well worth visiting.

Visited May 2014
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