Julie Italy 6 Comments

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

Best Rome Itinerary | Rome in photos

Overlooking the Roman Forum and the Colosseum from the Altar of the Fatherland | Rome in photos


St Peters Basilica | Rome in photos

Inside St. Peter’s Basilica

 Piazza Navona Fountain | Rome in photos

The Fountain of the Four Rivers on Piazza Navona


Castel Sant Angelo | Rome in photos

Ponte Sant’Angelo and Castel Sant’Angelo | Rome in photos


Altar of the Fatherland Rome | 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 in this post) | Rome in photos

 Roman Forum | Rome in photos

The view of the Roman Forum from Terrazza sul Foro


Sancta Sanctorum Ceiling | Rome in photos

The ceiling of the Sancta Sanctorum | Rome in photos


St Peters Basilica Dome | Rome in photos

The dome of St. Peter’s Basilica and the top of the Baldacchino

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The view from the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica | Rome in photos


Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona | Rome in photos


How to Visit the Colosseum | Rome in photos

The view of the Colosseum from the Arena Floor

 Roman Forum | Rome in photos

Overlooking the Roman Forum from Palatine Hill | Rome in photos


Palatine Hill View

Another unique view of Rome from Palatine Hill


Rome Sunset | Rome in photos

The Altar of the Fatherland at sunset (photo taken from Oro Bistrot)

 Rome Rooftop Bars | Rome in photos

Cocktails at Oro Bistrot | Rome in photos


Vatican Museums

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.


Bramante Staircase

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.

Divinity Rooftop

Sunset view of Rome from Divinity Restaurant & Lounge Bar | Rome in photos

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 Appian Way

The Appian Way | Rome in photos


Altar of the Fatherland Rome

On top of the Altar of the Fatherland


The School of Athens Vatican Museums

The School of Athens fresco in the Raphael Rooms of the Vatican Museums

 Best Restaurants in Rome

The amazing view over the Spanish Steps from Imàgo restaurant | Rome in photos


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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.

Trastevere Rome

Café in Trastevere | Rome in photos

 Venchi Gelato

And you can’t share photos of Rome without having at least one picture of gelato.

More Information about Rome

For a full list of things to do in Rome, check out our article Best Things to Do in Rome. For the best viewpoints of Rome’s famous landmarks, take a look at our article Best Views of Rome.

Learn how to plan your time with our One Day in Rome Itinerary, 2 Day Rome Itinerary, 3 Day Rome Itinerary and 4 Day Rome Itinerary.

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

VENICE: Learn more about what to do in Venice in our Venice Bucket List. To help you plan your time, we have a detailed one day Venice itinerary and a 2 day Venice itinerary.

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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Comments 6

  1. Avatar for Joy

    Thank you for such a wonderful and truly helpful blog! May I ask about your photography equipment? With newer models in the market, would you still recommend the Canon G7 X Mark II? Would appreciate your advice. My trip starts on Sep 21, 2022.

    1. Avatar for Julie Post

      Hello Joy. In our Photography Gear Guide, I list our photography equipment. What is not yet listed is our new camera, the Canon R5, which is an amazing camera but large and expensive. All of the photos in this article were taken with a Canon 5D Mark III with a 24-70mm 2.8 lens. I don’t know much about the Canon G7, but I just looked it up and it gets very good reviews. Plus, its small size makes it easy to stash in a bag or purse, which is a huge bonus. We have a similar camera, a Sony, that Tyler uses to shoot videos, but it just stopped working on our last trip. I love Canon, have always used the brand, and have been very pleased. But again, I don’t know much about the smaller models so can’t offer any solid advice. You could go to a camera shop and learn about all of your options. Cheers, Julie

  2. Avatar for Kathy (mom)
    Kathy (mom)

    Hi Julie, I love the beautiful pictures and your explanations. The Borghese does look amazing. Tyler and Kara seem very into the sightseeing. No grumpiness! Do you say somewhere how you traveled from place to place? Oh, and I can almost taste the gelato!

  3. Avatar for Pat Stilwell
    Pat Stilwell

    What fantastic photos! The picture of Tyler is like a professional portrait. I really look forward to these blogs.

  4. Avatar for Jurgita

    Julie, did you take a tripod with you and did you add any new lenses to your camera kit? Those evening shots and inside of Basilican and The Pantheon are spectacular!

    1. Avatar for Julie Post

      Thank you! I did bring a tripod (for family photos and some experimentation with time lapse photography) but those shots were hand held. I have a telephoto lens which will get used in Africa.

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