About Rome

Triumphal arches of Rome

Rome has, even today, many triumphal arches that stand still, after so many years. These particular buildings are real monuments shaped arch desired by emperors to celebrate the victories in battle. Roman had about 36, but today are three remained entirely standing.

Arch of Constantine
Is one of the largest triumphal arches in Rome, built to celebrate Constantine's victory at the Battle of Milvian Bridge. A part of the arch was constructed by removing a part of the sculptures on ancient monuments.

Arch of Titus
It is located on the Palatine hill and is the ancient era Flavia and is famous because for the first time shows the composite capital that at the time was a real architectural innovation.

Arch of Janus
They is located at the Church of San Giorgio in Velabro and the only remains left are those of some female figures present on time and represent the goddess Rome and Minerva.

Arch of Drusus
His remains are found on the Appian Way in its initial part. Actually this is not a real triumphal arch, but it was built for a defensive purpose. The only decorations that remain today are visible only two columns on either side of the bow.

Arch of Septimius Severus
It is located in the west of the Roman Empire and was one of the entrances to the monumental square. The figures carved in marble represent victories and figures of barbarians.