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Colonna Traiana

  • Via dei Fori Imperiali

Ancient Roman at its finest, it is the first coclide column (stand-alone and built with an internal stairwell), erected in 113 to celebrate the victory over Dacia (today Romania), with scenes from the war depicted across a 200-metre spiral, chronological frieze. Forty metres tall, it conserves the ashes of Trajan and is located in what was Trajan’s Forum. Sixtus V replaced the statue at the top with one of St. Peter.

Neighborhood: Monti, Campitelli


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