Arch of Constantine
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- Arch of ConstantineMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Nov 11, 2013
This is just too cool to miss. More imposing in person than expected. But hard to do justice in a photo. Lots of tourists almost all times of year, but still do it.Recommended for:
- Arch of ConstantineMember ofFamily TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 2Oct 03, 2012
The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected to commemorate Constantine's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312 AD. Dedicated in 315 AD, it is the latest of the extant triumphal arches in Rome, from which it differs by spolia, the extensive re-use of parts of earlier buildings.
On top of each of the columns stand marble statues of Dacian from the times of Trajan, probably taken from the Forum of Trajan. From the same time date the two large (3 m high) panels decorating the attic on the small sides of the arch, showing scenes from the emperor's Dacian Wars. Together with the two reliefs on the inside of the central archway, they came from a large frieze celebrating the Dacian victory. The original place of this frieze was either the Forum of Trajan, as well, or the barracks of the emperor's horse guard on the Caelius.
- Arch of ConstantineMember ofFamily TravelersBudget TravelersBusiness TravelersJun 01, 2014
The Arch of Constantine (Italian: Arco di Costantino) is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312. Dedicated in 315, it is the latest of the existing triumphal arches in Rome, and the only one to make extensive use of spolia, re-using several major reliefs from 2nd century imperial monuments, which give a striking and famous stylistic contrast to the sculpture newly created for the arch.
The arch spans the Via Triumphalis, the way taken by the emperors when they entered the city in triumph. This route started at the Campus Martius, led through the Circus Maximus and around the Palatine Hill; immediately after the Arch of Constantine, the procession would turn left at the Meta Sudans and march along the Via Sacra to the Forum Romanum and on to the Capitoline Hill, passing both the Arches of Titus and Septimius Severus.
- Arch of ConstantineMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsStudents+ 3Feb 19, 2014
Like almost everything in Rome, the Arch of Constantine is just breathtaking due to its history and artistic intricacies. Located between the Coloseum and the Roman Forum, it is easy to do these three must see destinations in the same day.
- Arch of ConstantineMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Jan 14, 2014
When I visited Rome, the Arch of Constantine was under restoration; however, it didn't stop us from taking photos of it. It was erected in 315 AD by the Roman senate to commemorate Constantine's victory over Maxentius in the Battle of Milvian Bridge. It's one of a few triumphal arches left in the city. It has 3 archways and is an example of the changing styles within the 4th century. It's located right by the Colosseum so it's hard to miss.Recommended for:
- Arch of ConstantineMember ofFamily TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6Oct 25, 2013
Constantine didn't like Rome, that's why he moved the capital to Istanbul. At the same time, he fought his way through three rival claimants for the throne and never lost a major battle in the process. He also began the official process of converting the empire to Christianity. Thus Constantine's triumphal arch is a record of great deeds on par with the arch of Titus and Trajan's Column.Recommended for:
- Arch of ConstantineMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 18, 2013
The Arch of Constantine is located between Palatine Hill and the Colosseum. Built in 312 (talk about ancient!), the arch is prominent size and evokes a glimmer of ancient Rome.Recommended for:
- Arch of ConstantineOct 16, 2013
Largely overlooked due to the close proximity of the Coliseum, and the fact that it is fenced-off to stop people getting too close. Unfortunately, it's primary function nowadays seems to be as a meeting point for organised tour groups.Recommended for:
- Arch of ConstantineCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 10, 2013
I wandered past the Arco di Costantino quite by accident. Leaving my group in Il Colosseo in a rush to the Foro Romano to meet up with an Italian friend, I took a path directly passing this beautiful arch.
Late and trying to find my way, I did not take in the fact that this monument was built way back in 315 for the Emperor Constantine, commemorating his victory over Roman Emperor Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge during the Roman civil wars.
This is also a particular fond monument of mine because it was featured in a beautiful scene in one of my favorite films, La meglio gioventù. If you've seen it, it's the scene where Matteo and Mirella order some castagne.
I had the opportunity to revisit on the way back, alongside my friend, to take in the majesty of this triumphal arch.Recommended for:
- Arch of ConstantineSep 10, 2012
WOOW !! For the people interested in The Holy Bible History, this is a place you cannot miss. Although it is right beside the Colosseum, but you cannot just disregard it. Loved the Drawings explaining the raid of the Romans on Jerusalem and the capture of prisoners and taking Holy spoils from the Tabernacle.Recommended for:
- Arch of ConstantineMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFoodiesSep 10, 2012
The Arch of Constantine is a huge arch commemorating the victory of Constantine over Maxentius to control the Tiber and become the sole emperor of Rome. It's an impressive structure, although you can't get close to it to have a really good look.
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Aliases: Arco di Costantino