The Victory of the Alps

Huc usque Italia ab hinc Gallia.
———Antonine Itinerary, early III cent. (Wesse:206)

  The Triumph was originally round.  Only four columns out of 12 have been restored. 

The Triumph was originally round.  Only four columns out of 12 have been restored. 

Built in the year 6 before Christ at the point the Romans considered the southern end of the Alps, the mountain immediately above Monaco, this monument celebrated Octavian Augustus' victory over the alpine peoples.

Forty-nine meters high, it marked at the time the border between Italy and Gallia.  It was built across the Via Iulia Augusta and was visible from the coastal sea routes to Spain.  

  The Tropaeum Alpium from   Peregrinus  ' anchorage at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.  19 June 2016, Leica Typ 114

The Tropaeum Alpium from Peregrinus' anchorage at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.  19 June 2016, Leica Typ 114