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"Trajan's Column" Piazza Venezia - Vittoriano Tip by Packerman

Piazza Venezia - Vittoriano, Rome: 185 reviews and 303 photos

  Colonna Traiana
by Packerman

This column is roughly 38m/125ft high and consists of 17 marble drums sculpted in a spiral of panels showing episodes in Trajan's wars against the Dacians. There are over 100 scenes on this column. The bronze statue of Trajan was placed on top after his death. In 1587 Pope Sixtus V had it replaced with the statue of St Peter that is there today. I not only studied the scenes of this column, but everytime I was somewhat close to it during our two weeks in Rome and made sure to look at it, it is very impressive.

Address: Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
Directions: A little northeast of the Vittoriano monument.
Phone: +39 06 0608

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 31, 2002
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