Arch of Constantine - Rome

Standing proud between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill is the Arch of Constantine, a triumphal arch erected in 315 to commemorate Constantine I’s victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge three years previously. The arch is heavily decorated with relief panels and sculptures depicting, amongst other things, scenes from the triumphal battle, the Emperor Constantine generously distributing money amongst his people and also the sacrificing of a pig, a bull and a sheep - one of the most sacred and traditional rites of Roman religion. On the two smaller archways, there are reliefs taken from other monuments depicting scenes from the ‘golden times’ of the Empire under the reigns of Trajan, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius and Constantine. The Arch of Constantine is one of the three surviving triumphal arches still standing in modern Rome and was the last to be built. It has survived remarkable well, to the extent that the inscription which adorns it is still legible.


Open daily from 8:30 am - 5 pm (or 2 hours before sunsand). Guided tour possible- reserve by telephone.


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Address : Via di San Gregorio 186 Rome Italy

Subway : Metro B : Colosseo

Bus : Bus : C3, 3, 60, 75, 85, 87, 117, 175, 271, 571, 186, 571, 810, 850

Phone : +39 0639967700

Fax : +39 0639750950

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