Si slancia elegante dal porto di Ancona, su un'alta scalinata, ai piedi del Colle Guasco, l'opera a un solo fornice con quattro colonne corinzie, un'imponente trabeazione e un alto attico, è una delle più importanti testimonianze romane delle Marche.
L’arco di Traiano fu innalzato in onore dell’omonimo imperatore come ringraziamento per i lavori da lui realizzati a proprie spese per l’ampliamento e potenziamento del porto di Ancona. 
La formula dedicatoria presente sotto l'attico dell'arco permette di datarlo tra la fine del 114 e la fine del 115 d.C.
Si tratta di un’opera elegantissima, alta 14 metri e realizzata in marmo greco dell’Imetto, che porta la firma di uno dei più importanti architetti dell’epoca, Apollodoro di Damasco, lo stesso architetto che firmò il progetto del grandioso Foro di Traiano a Roma. 
Dallo stesso porto di Ancona, Traiano partì alla volta della guerra in Dacia come testimoniato da una delle scene scolpite sulla Colonna Traiana.
La cosa che più di ogni altra colpisce una volta che ci si trova al cospetto dell’Arco di Traiano sono le sue proporzioni, è infatti molto più slanciato rispetto ai tradizionali archi romani. 
Il monumento è in ottimo stato di conservazione, anche grazie ad un recente restauro.  
Rétro ed eleganza nel mio OOTD, grazie al tocco di un paio di pants in stampa Vichy, per una rilassante passeggiata al porto che consente di respirare un'atmosfera suggestiva, che rimanda ai grandi fasti del passato.
(Clicca qui e qui per saperne di più sulla classica fantasia a quadretti più cool di stagione).
(Clicca qui per vedere tutti i miei precedenti post da Ancona).

The Arch of Trajan sits elegantly by the port of Ancona.
The monument was erected at the beginning of the 2nd century AD by the senate and people of Rome in honor of Emperor Trajan, during his reign. 
Trajan had rejuvenated the area by building up the port of the town, using his own finances to improve the docks and fortifications. Due to this, the people of Ancona were understandably impressed and grateful. 
The arch was the work of the Syrian architect Apollodorus of Damascus and is made from Turkish marble which was brought in from the quarries of Marmara Island. 
The arch stands on the harbor wall itself, built on a high plinth of a travertine stone base. The limitations of the existing width of the wall meant that it needed to be narrow but tall, allowing it to be clearly visible from both land and sea. It stands at 18.5m and is composed of a single archway, 3m wide, that is flanked by fluted Corinthian columns, raised on pedestals. It was modeled after the Arch of Titus in Rome but was made taller due to its location and the particular requirements of the site.
It was from this site that Trajan departed on his successful and famous battle against the Dacian's, as commemorated in Trajan's Column in Rome. 
Few places in the world will you find such an important and handsome ancient monument easily and freely accessible to the public as this wonderful attraction.
A touch of vintage elegance in my OOTD, thanks to the Vichy pattern of my trousers, for a relaxing stroll to the harbor that allows me to breathe an evocative atmosphere, which reminds to the great splendors of the past.
(Click here and here to read more about the Gingham print and the best ways to master the trend). 
(Click here to see all my previous post from Ancona).

Location: The Arch of Trajan - Ancona - Italy
I was wearing:
Dolce & Gabbana blazer and bra
Mariagrazia Panizzi Vichy pants
Christian Dior "So real" sunnies
Gucci "Marmont" bag
Mr Wolf boots

92 comments

  1. Dear Paola,

    A wonderful place to have a photo shoot with all the lovely ancient arch and buildings. You look fabulous in your blue and white.
    Happy day
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  2. I adore the bag and loving your pants, excellent look as always!
    Marvellous photos
    Have a lovely Wednesday 😘
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  3. Love this blue and white outfit! And gorgeous location as always.

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  4. The Arch of Trajan looks majestic and you're pretty fab too!

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  5. I love these pants Paola. You look beautiful as always
    xoxo
    Mary | www.evolvewithmary.com

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  6. Bellissimi questi pantaloni con la stampa vichy. Kiss
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  7. You look perfect as always. Can I borrow that bag though? :D

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  8. Adoro quel cappello!
    Buon Mercoledì, Luisa

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  9. Amazing look dear. This White bra is wonderful!
    xx

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  10. Questo tocco di blù ti sta un incanto......sempre bellissima!!!
    Baciiiiii
    Marta

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  11. Wow che posto meraviglioso!! Tu sei divina

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  12. It's such a beautiful location ! I love the blue bag with pops of blue in your outfit too.

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  13. Beautiful look and perfect colours and blouse is so lovely <3
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  14. I love that bag of yours :D

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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  15. Me encanta el blanco y el azul Paola, bellísima!
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    Besos!
    Ana

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  16. Wow, what a beautiful place! I really like the blue bag too!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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  17. Love those trousers, amazing!! xx

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  18. Bellissima la location, stupendi i pantaloni e la borsa deliziosa :) Baci

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  19. Impressive pictures and you look stunning with this outfit! Great post!
    Un bacino!
    Mónica Sors
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  20. Really interesting post! Thanks a lot for sharing)

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  21. Wearing gingham is my favourite. Love the blue and white combination. Love your blue Gucci bag.

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  22. che location! e tu sempre super stilosa!

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  23. Great pictures bellisima love the pop of color you added with the royal blue.

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  24. Che bel look dai toni soft Paola, mi trasmetti tanta leggerezza e grazia. Un bacio!:*

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  25. Mi piace il bianco e blu, i pantaloni poi sono meravigliosi.

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  26. Such a really nice post!

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  27. Amazing pictures and I love your style :)
    Have a nice day,
    Natallia
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  28. Amazing pictures and I love your style :)
    Have a nice day,
    Natallia
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  29. Mi sono innamorata della tua borsa!
    Nicoletta
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  30. hai uno stile davvero unico e mi piace moltissimo!!
    Ma che belli questi pantaloni!
    un bacione
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  31. What a gorgeous place!!! I love how the pictures turned out... and Im obsessed with ur bag!
    xoxo

    Ileana

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  32. What a beautiful place! I love your outfit as always, especially your white top! Very chic!

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  33. Wow, this location is unbelievable! I can imagine it was such a interesting place to explore! Also loving your outfit...those pants are so cute!

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  34. You have such a wonderful and unique sense of style. I love it! Those gingham pants are fabulous, and I love the lacy bra. I also loved reading about that ruler who personally financed construction for his people - wish we had people like that in power today! ;)
    xo, janea
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  35. Such a wonderful place! I love your fresh outfit too... the top especially it's so perfect for summer.

    Gemma x
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  36. Totally amazing!! I love this look!!

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  37. Mille complimenti per il tuo grande lavoro!

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  38. lovely location and great outfit!!!


    Ilona
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  39. bellissima tesoro!! mi piace un sacco il pantalone!!

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  40. ;D

    Paola! O look tá lindo!

    Ótima quinta!

    Beijo! ^^

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  41. I love the white and blue here. You look fabulous!

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  42. Thanks a lot :D

    you look so fresh :D love your pants!

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  43. mi piacciono tanto i colori dei pantaloni, bellissimi

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  44. Love the look. It matches the surroundings.
    xx
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  45. E' sempre splendido entrare nel tuo blog

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  46. Il tuo candore è perfettamente intonato con il marmo dei monumenti bellissima quella borsa un bacio

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  47. This place is so beautiful, and your look is so lovely I love it!

    Neslihan xoxo
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  48. What an awesome place to shoot!!!!

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    xx

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  49. Your look is so summery! Love the blue and white Gingham x
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  50. It such a beautiful place and the Arch of Trajan looks so amazing. You look really great hun! xx

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  51. Beautiful bag! I love it!
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  52. Sei bellissima, mi piacciono molto i pantaloni, bellissima la blusa e la borsa
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  53. Paola questo pantalone rigato è davvero bello! mi piace da impazzire anche la borsa... of course
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    un bacione

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  54. Such an amazing place for a shoot- and love the stripes here, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  55. Incantata da questo outfit bianco-azzurro e da queste foto meravigliose!
    Bacioni
    Martina
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  56. sempre spettacolare, adoro questo look :)
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  57. Sei una favola in bianco e azzurro! La tua borsa è strepitosa. Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  58. Thanks for the interesting post! Have a nice day)

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  59. love those gingham pants! not everyone can pull that off, looks fab on you!

    lacee swan

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  60. Que maximo look maravilhoso lindas imagens, obrigado pela visita.
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  61. Bellissimo questo look tesoro :) il bianco ti dona tantissimo e con quel tocco di azzurro è davvero bellissimo ! baci

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  62. The layers of bra nd T shirt are so lovely!
    The blue color of your outfit goes well with the sky:)

    akiko

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  63. Voy tomando nota de los parajes que nos muestras para mi visita próxima a Italia. Gracias!!
    Tu look fantástico, muy bella!!
    Kisses

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  64. A "Greek" outfit in an Italian location ... most likely to help for the transition ;) Have a great week-end Paola!

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  65. So stylish babe

    xx LL

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  66. This outfit is just awesome!!<3
    Love these colours...<3

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  67. con questi cappelli sei sempre elegante :-)

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  68. How beautiful!<3 Love this outfit and beautiful views..:)

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