Rome is a treasure trove of ancient archeological sites, world famous landmarks, picturesque squares and city streets, and a long list of notable basilicas museums. It is a beautiful city to photograph, from vantage points along the Tiber River, to rooftop bars and terraces, and in its famous squares.
In this article, we share some of our favorite photos of Rome, taken on our two visits to this beautiful city.
Rome in Photos
Overlooking the Roman Forum and the Colosseum from the Altar of the Fatherland | Rome in photos
Inside St. Peter’s Basilica
The Fountain of the Four Rivers on Piazza Navona
Ponte Sant’Angelo and Castel Sant’Angelo | Rome in photos
A unique view of Altar of the Fatherland (photo taken at Oro Bistrot…this is a great photography spot so a few more photos from here will be appearing later) | Rome in photos
The view of the Roman Forum from Terrazza sul Foro
The ceiling of the Sancta Sanctorum | Rome in photos
The dome of St. Peter’s Basilica and the top of the Baldacchino
The view from the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica | Rome in photos
Piazza Navona | Rome in photos
The view of the Colosseum from the Arena Floor
Overlooking the Roman Forum from Palatine Hill | Rome in photos
Another unique view of Rome from Palatine Hill
The Altar of the Fatherland at sunset (photo taken from Oro Bistrot)
Cocktails at Oro Bistrot | Rome in photos
The modern Bramante Staircase in the Vatican Museums. On an early morning tour of the Vatican, it is possible to get this photo without people in it.
The original Bramante Staircase in the Vatican Museums. This is one of the “secret rooms” of the Vatican.
For more information about the camera gear we use, take a look at our Travel Photography Gear Guide.
Sunset view of Rome from Divinity Restaurant & Lounge Bar | Rome in photos
The Appian Way | Rome in photos
On top of the Altar of the Fatherland
The School of Athens fresco in the Raphael Rooms of the Vatican Museums
The amazing view over the Spanish Steps from Imàgo restaurant | Rome in photos
The view of the Roman Forum and Colosseum from Palatine Hill.
For more great viewpoints, take a look at our article 20 Amazing Views of Rome.
Café in Trastevere | Rome in photos
And you can’t share photos of Rome without having at least one picture of gelato.
More Information about Rome
For advice on where to eat, read our guide about Where to Eat in Rome, that has restaurant recommendations near the Colosseum, Vatican City, and the historic heart of Rome, plus some great rooftop restaurants. We also have a guide to the Best Rooftop Bars in Rome.
Don’t miss our detailed guides about How to Visit the Colosseum and How to Visit the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica.
More Information for Your Trip to Italy
FLORENCE: For a list of things to do, take a look at our Florence Bucket List and learn how to plan your time with our 2 Day Florence Itinerary. We also have information about how to visit the Florence Cathedral, about the best rooftop bars in Florence, the best viewpoints in Florence, and where to stay in Florence.
BEST OF ITALY: In our guide to the Best Places to Visit in Italy, we list 25 beautiful destinations to consider for your next trip to Italy.
NORTHERN ITALY: Verona is a beautiful city to add to your Italy itinerary and we also have a detailed guides on Lake Garda and how to day trip to Lake Como and Bellagio. In our Northern Italy Itinerary, visit Venice, the Dolomites, Verona, Milan, and Lake Como.
We have TONS more information about Italy in our Italy Travel Guide, including Rome, Florence, Venice, Tuscany, the Dolomites, the Amalfi Coast, the Cinque Terre, Basilicata, and Puglia.
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