Trajan’s Column, Rome

Trajan’s column, you can view it for free in Rome, no tickets required. It is in the same area as Colosseum and Forum.

The column was erected in honor of Trajan. The statue at the top is of St. Peter’s; it was installed there in 16th century. The column made entirely of marble depicts the significant stories of Emperor Trajan’s victory over Dacians. It is a hollow column and there is a spiral stair of 185 steps that gives access to the platform above. Entrance to this was not possible even with a fees when I visited last April.

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28 Responses

  1. Anya says:

    Fantastic shots 🙂
    And you had luck with the weather in Europe (BEAUTIFUL bleu sky 🙂

    (It is now at the moment also lovely springweather here its 20C 🙂

  2. such a beautiful structure. I'd love the challenge of climbing the 185 steps!

  3. Joop Zand says:

    Nice and interesting.

    greetings, Joop

  4. Thanks for sharing the details. So elaborate.

  5. Beautiful columns…Rome is quite stunning.

  6. Sylvia K says:

    Fantastic captures as always, Indrani! And what a beautiful structure it is! Would love to visit there! Hope you have a lovely weekend!


  7. Nice Shot! I want to visit rome in the future!!!

    My SkyWatchFriday#49:Sunset

  8. So pretty!

    Would you come and see my Sky Watch entry? Thanks a lot!

  9. Lesley says:

    That must be a long story!

  10. George says:

    This is a fascinating piece of architecture. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  11. Krishna says:

    Hi Indrani

    beautiful monument….

    thanks for sharing

  12. Vernz says:

    awesome art… great structure.. thanks for sharing…

    My Skywatch here

  13. Vinni says:

    Interesting piece of history and fine art.

    Thanks for sharing

  14. Rajesh says:

    Interesting. The carvings are beautiful.

  15. Aarti says:

    🙂 beautiful place…

  16. Carver says:

    I love the way the column looks against the blue sky. Interesting and beautiful post.

  17. chubskulit says:


    Please come and see my Sky Watch, have a nice weekend!

  18. Betsy says:

    How beautiful! And the cloudless blue sky is the perfect backdrop!

  19. Just amazing. I think people who created such things had a different sense of time. Less of a rush!

  20. Ebie says:

    I wonder how I would handle going up those spiral staircase, 185 of them!

    Nice art work.

  21. alicesg says:

    Fantastic. The pictures on the column looked so interesting.

  22. Intricate work on the column @ Lovely shots, thx for sharing!

  23. Antonio says:

    ciao . Indrani
    Sto commentando dall'ITALIA

    Complimenti per il tuo BLOG , anche io ho viaggiato molto e in passato sono stato nella citta di Bombay solo per un giorno .
    Guarderò con calma il tuo Blog in futuro .

    un Saluto dall'ITALIA

  24. Pietro says:

    The Trajan's Column is so interesting. Beautiful pictures, Indrani!

  25. Haddock says:

    Wonder why those tiny slots are there in the pillar.

  26. Arija says:

    Love your poppies . . . and Rome.

  27. Leovi says:

    Beautiful column with magnificent bas-reliefs.

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