Trajan's Column - Rome

Trajan’s Column is a white marble victory column, located in Trajan’s Forum, north of the Roman Forum. Standing at 30 metres high (38 including the pedestal), it was erected in AD 106-113 in honour of the emperor Trajan. The column is decorated with beautifully carved spiral reliefs, commemorating Trajan’s victories in Darcia, modern Romania. Incidentally, these reliefs were not always the white colour they appear now as it was common in Roman times for reliefs to be brightly coloured. Today the column is topped by a bronze statue of Saint Peter, as it has been since 1587. Previously, a statue of Trajan adorned the top of his column but this disappeared in the Middle Ages.


Open daily from 8:30 am - 5 pm (or 1 hour before sunsand). Guided tour possible- reserve by telephone.


Open access

Address : Via di Foro Taiano 186 Rome Italy

Subway : Metro B : Colosseo

Bus : Bus : C3, 40, 46, 63, 70, 81, 87, 95, 160, 170, 271, 628, 630, 716. Tram 8 : Argentina

Phone : +39 0639967700

Fax : +39 0639750950

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