Colonna di Marco Aurelio
- Piazza Colonna
It’s located opposite Palazzo Chigi, in the exact spot where it was erected by Commodus in 190 to celebrate the victories of his father Marcus Aurelius - the great philosopher and strong general - over the Germanic people. Forty metres tall, the frieze winds for 110 metres and was inspired by Trajan’s Column. In 1589, Sixtus V replaced the Roman statue on top with an effigy of St. Paul.