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Arco di Settimio Severo

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Address: 00186 Rome, Italy

Among the best preserved monuments of the Roman Forum.

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One of the Forum's Arches

One of the three arches in the Roman Forum is located at the end of Via Sacra. It looks more massive than Titus's arch.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the three arches in the Roman Forum is located at the end of Via Sacra. It looks more massive than Titus's arch.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Impressive Arch, this one. Nor far from the Colosseum, this is another great place to visit while in Rome. Be careful walking around, as it is very uneven. The arch of Settimio Severus great, be sure to look at it from both sides, and look at the detail.

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

There are a few ancient triumph arches in Rome.This isn't the most beautiful nor the ugliest but is one of the the best preserved structures in Roman Forum area.Nice decorated.

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Reviewed 4 October 2016

The enormous white marble Arch of Septimius Severus lies at the opposite end of the Roman Forum from the Arch of Titus. This is a massive triumphal arch dedicated in 203 C.E. to commemorate the emperor's victory over the Parthians (barbarians in their floppy hats can be seen in defeat in some places). Unlike the Arch of Titus, this has... More 

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

The arch of Septimius Severus is from about 200AD, it is massive and beautifully decorated. Slightly disappointed that traffic through it damage the lower parts of the columns... still impressive and with lots of details to look at.

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

It's a nice arch. Beautiful piece of architecture, maybe close enough to the one in Paris. It's close to the Colosseum, so you won't miss it.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

Situated within the Roman Forum another beautifully decorated arch. Similar to Constantines arch a lot of the carvings are taken from elsewhere and attached to the arch.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

How can something so old still show how detailed it was when first erected. It must have been spectacular 2000 years ago. One would have been blown away when it was new.

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Reviewed 2 April 2016

The Arch of Septimius Severus is located at the western end of the Roman Forum, not far from the Altar of the Fatherland. It is probably the least preserved Arch out of the three but is still nice to walk around for photos. The Arch was dedicated in 203 AD for victories against the Parthians.

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Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Arch of Titus, Arch of Constantine and this one: all splendid, although this one has stolen its decoration from past emperors! Great to view from the Colosseum as well as on he ground.

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If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here. Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its ancient beginnings to its 21st century transformations. Whether it’s those historical playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this neighbourhood packs a cultural punch and then some. Screaming scooters, battling buses, crazy cars, and lots of foot traffic converge in the area all day long. By dusk, a different vibe emerges as the neighbourhood quiets down. Don't be surprised if you find yourself passing through the Piazza Venezia at least once a day, since it’s the most direct way to get from one side of town to another.
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