Colonna di Traiano
Three columns are all that remain of the Basilica Ulpia, a vast hall that formed the centrepiece of Trajan's Forum.
Foro di Traiano
Overshadowed by Trajan's towering market complex (the Mercati di Traiano), this was the last of the Imperial Forums to be built, dating...
Underneath a grand mansion that’s been the seat of the Province of Rome since 1873 lie the archaeological remains of several lavish...
Terre e Domus
This modern white-and-glass restaurant is the best option in the touristy Forum area. Overlooking the Colonna di Traiano, it serves a...
Colonna di Traiano information
Set among the ruins of Trajan's Forum, Trajan's column (AD 113) is adorned with intricate reliefs depicting the victories over the Dacians (from modern-day Romania). It became Trajan's tomb, with his ashes buried underneath and a golden statue resting on top (later replaced by one of St Peter by Pope Sixtus V). Casts of the column at Museo della Civiltà Romana will spare you the sore neck.