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.
Seems like the the Arch of Constantine is always under restoration so was in my time. The Monument is quite tall as it stands beside the Colosseum.This triumphal arch dates back to the early 4th century to commemorate Constantine's victory over Maxentius.
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.
All roads lead to Rome and this one truly did! Walk where the Romans walked! If you're here look up and appreciate this 1700 year old monumental arch. I was told its one of three built still standing in ancient Rome. This monument is 69 feet tall so its hard to miss. Corinthean style architecture too, (my art history professor would be so proud) This is the "road" that victorious emperors used when entering Rome, so Arco di Costantino is more than just an arch.
There's so much to take in when your'e in Rome. Trying to remember that you are standing in such an ancient city where many of the ruins are still standing in the middle of the city is an incredible feeling. Since this was my first time to Rome I was truly amazed and overwhelmed with how much there was to see, and the history that took place in a city that was once the most powerful in the world.
Our guide walked us thru here, but even though we had a small tour group his accent was so thick that it was difficult to understand everything he was saying, so read up to truly appreciate everything you see!
Your photos will be amazing! Take it all in and enjoy!
Beautiful, must-see while in Rome!
The Arch of Constantine is situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected 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, from which it differs by spolia, the extensive re-use of parts of earlier buildings.
This beautiful structure is mere feet away from the Colloseum.
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