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Arch of Constantine

Via di San Gregorio, 00186 Rome, Italy
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Another awesome thing to see by the forum and the colosseum. So detailed, and huge too!

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    Not exactly a must-see but I enjoyed seeing it and exploring the surrounding area.

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    Arco di Constantino, a triumphal arch, is a must when visiting Rome. Located between the Colosseum and Palatine Hill, you can't miss it when touring ancient Rome. Dedicated in 315 AD, it is being restored right now, and is partially covered by scaffolding. When visiting the sights of ancient Rome, it is easy to become overwhelmed (especially on a hot day). But, take the time to study the details on this triumphal arch and enjoy its sculptures, reliefs, Corinthian columns and various adornments.

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    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.[1] 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.

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    This was undergoing restoration when we were there, but definitely worth seeing. It's right next to the Colosseum and shouldn't be overlooked.

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    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.

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    Sits right beside the Colosseum, and it was built by Constantine using parts of other roman buildings.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    This is a beautiful arch. It's one of the monuments in the forum that isn't as delapidated as the rest and for that reason alone is one of the most popular. It's worth a good look.

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    A nice landmark situated in the middle of palatine and colosseum. You would never miss this because the beauty of this Arc is also as unique ad the other landmarks in Rome.

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    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.

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    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.

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Constantine's Arch is often overlooked, standing in the shadow of Rome's storied Colosseum. Constructed of materials from Trajan's Forum, it was built by the Romans in the 4th Century and is thought to be one of the last large scale Roman monuments.

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Aliases: Arco di Costantino