From the Colosseum …

… the Arch of Constantine is a stone’s throw away

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This triumphal arch was built in AD 315 a few years before Constantine moved the capital of the Empire to Byzantium.  It was built to celebrate Constantine’s victory in AD 312 over his co-emperor Maxentius

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Looking towards the Roman Forum and the Arch of Titus ..


The ruins of the Temple of Venus and Rome, built in AD 135, in front of the Santa Francesca Romana, one of a number of churches built among the ruins of the Forum (the Romanesque bell tower is the church tower) ..

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I wasn’t sure what the structure was under the half dome so I zoomed into it.  Some sort of modern sculpture/art … .. very odd, I thought !!!!

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Looking back to the Arch of Constantine and Colosseum we made our our way to Circus Maximus and the Roman Forum ..


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3 Responses to From the Colosseum …

  1. Janet says:

    What wonderful memories you have made! The modern sculpture is odd – in fact, it looks like there is a pile of old clothes behind the statue!! One way of getting rid of dirty laundry – haha!

    • I know that’s exactly what I thought! At first I thought it was a charity drive to collect clothes for the needy!!! We went to the church within the Forum but forgot to go that side to have a closer look

  2. The history is just everywhere. I would be like a kid in a candy shop if I ever got to visit Rome.

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