March triumphantly into Rome

Bagni di Lucca and Beyond

Beside the magnificent Colosseum is the amost as ancient Archof Constantine. It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine 1’s victory over Maxentius in 312 AD.

I have deliberately left out the bottom of the arch as the traffic and crowds of people ruin the effect somewhat.

The Arch of Constantine

Arch of Constantine

Arch of Constantine

Arch of Constantine

Arch of Constantine

It was dedicated in 315 AD and is the latest of the existing triumphal arches in Rome. It is decorated with reliefs re-used from 2nd century imperial monuments.

Arch of Constantinr

Arch of Constantine

Arch of Constantine

The  inscription at the top praises Constantine, perhaps he wote it himself…

To the Emperor Caesar Flavius Constantinus, the Greatest,

pious, fortunate, the Senate and people of Rome,

by inspiration of divinity and his own great mind

with his righteous arms

on both the tyrant and his faction

in one instant in rightful battle he avenged the republic,

dedicated this arch as a memorial to his military victory.

The arch spans the Via Triumphalis, the…

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