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Great Arch

Passed this landmark on the way up to the square and also on the way back to the parking area.It is... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
BARRYBE
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Durban, South Africa
The ancient arch

The ancient arch was erected in the first century by the emperor Tiberius to commemorate his... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Borzov
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Rijeka, Croatia
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Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

The Arco di Druso is situated at the entrance to the forum (now the piazza mercato). It has been partially incorporated into the more recent shops on one side of the road. On the other it is very close to the Roman temple which is now under the church (parts of which can be seen from the church's crypt. The arch commemorates two sons of Augustus who perished in suspicious circumstances, leaving the way open for Tiberius.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

'Arco di Druso e Germanico' is an ancient Roman arch which was built in 23 AD, it is located on Via Arco di Druso between Piazza Mercato and Piazza Pietro Fontana. The arch was built by the Senate to honour the death of Emperor Tiberius's son Drusus and his adopted son Germanicus.

This ancient single arch, built from large blocks of locally sourced limestone could easily be missed while you are leisurely walking along the streets of Spoleto. For more information on this interesting arch, take the small staircase by the arch down two metres where you can read the history and take awhile to view the architecture at your leisure.

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

The tourist people don't seem to make much of this (maybe they just can't think of a way), but Spoleto has nothing that evokes its antiquity as powerfully as this. One might think, without knowing better, that it dates back to the days of the Republic, or even be Etruscan.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 9 November 2015

The Piazza del Mercato in Spoleto has a great vibe. It is a hub of nightlife in the evening and is a nice relaxing place to relax during the rest of the day.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 15 May 2015

The Arco di Druso was once the grand entrance to the Roman forum that stood where the present-day Piazza del Mercato sits. A great thing to admire is you're a history buff or visitor who is eager to learn about Spoleto's history. The arch was built in the 1st century to honor Emperor Tiberius's sons. Next to the arch is another unmissable sight, the church of Sant' Ansano, which was built over (and encompassing) the church of Sant' Isacco, which was also erected during the Roman ages. The arch is a 1-minute walk from the Piazza del Mercato and a 3-minute walk up the hill from the Piazza della Liberta.

Date of experience: May 2015
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