Rome Photo Galleries – Virtual Tours of Rome, Italy

Rome Photo Galleries: Photos of Ancient Roman Sites, Monuments, Churches, and Squares in Rome, Italy

Explore Rome with our photos of Rome’s monuments, churches, squares, and ancient Roman sites. Click on a link above each photo to go to the picture gallery where you’ll see more photos and find more information.

Roman Colosseum Photos

Rome Photo Galleries - Roman Colosseum Photos

Virtual Tours of Rome, Italy: Roman Colosseum Photos. Colosseum © by James Martin, Europe Travel.

The Roman Colosseum, constructed between 70 and 82 AD, is the heart of ancient Rome. Once used for fierce gladiator and wild animal fights, today it’s one of Italy’s top tourist attractions. Here’s a look at both the exterior and interior of the Colosseum. More »

Rome Picture Gallery

Rome Picture Gallery

Columns, Roman forum, Rome picture – Roman Forum Photo © by Martha Bakerjian.

Take a virtual tour with this introductory Rome picture gallery. You’ll see photos of Rome’s most popular tourist sights including ancient Roman sites, churches, and lavish fountains and squares. Enjoy the splendor of Rome, the Eternal City. More »

Basilica of Saint John Lateran

Basilica of Saint John Lateran

Basilica di San Giovanni, apse picture, mosaics – Basilica of St John Lateran Picture © James Martin, Europe Travel.

The Basilica of Saint John Lateran, or San Giovanni in Laterano, is Rome’s cathedral. The Baroque cathedral holds six papal tombs, and the papal altar is said to contain many relics. Take a look inside the Basilica with these photos. More »

Basilica of Saint Paul

Basilica of Saint Paul

Photo of the stunning mosaic in the Church of Saint Paul, Rome. © by Martha Bakerjian.

Saint Paul Basilica, San Paolo Fuori le Mure, originally dates from 324 AD and is one of Rome’s largest and most important churches. Inside are stunning 13th-century mosaics, and the chains believed to have been used to join Paul to the Roman soldier who guarded him. More »

Saint Peter’s Basilica

Saint Peter's Basilica

Saint Peter’s Square Photo © by James Martin, Europe Travel.

Although not technically in Rome, many people include a visit to Vatican City and Saint Peter’s Basilica as part of a Rome itinerary. Bernini designed the magnificent square in front of the Basilica and some of the monuments. Take a virtual visit to Saint Peter’s Basilica, the square, the Swiss Guards, and the Passetto between Castel Sant’Angelo and the Vatican. More »

Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona

Fontana Dei Fiumi in Rome’s Piazza Navona. Piazza Navona Photo © by Martha Bakerjian.

Piazza Navona is lined with luxurious cafes and Baroque palaces, but tourists come mainly to view the three lavish Renaissance fountains. Fontana Dei Fiumi, the central fountain, is said to be the most complex of all the fountains in Rome. It was created by Bernini in the early 1650s. Take a virtual walk around Piazza Navona. More »

Piazza Farnese

Piazza Farnese

Piazza Farnese Rome Picture: Building and Cafe in Piazza Farnese. Piazza Farnese Picture © 2006 by James Martin, Europe Travel.

Although not nearly as popular as Piazza Navona, Piazza Farnese, between Campo de Fiori and the Tiber River, is one of my favorite squares in Rome. The square has two unusual bathtub fountains, made of tubs taken from the Baths of Caracalla. Hotel Residenza in Farnese (read my review) is just off the piazza and is a nice place to stay. Enjoy our photos of Piazza Farnese. More »

Ancient Tomb Display in the Baths of Diocletian

Ancient Tomb Dipslay in the Baths of Diocletian

Inside a Tomb in the Roman Baths. Tomb photo © SecretGardensItaly, used by permission.

The Baths of Diocletian were the largest public baths in ancient Rome, covering 32 acres and accommodating up to 3000 bathers. Today part of the ancient bath complex belongs to the National Roman Museum and holds a display of painted tombs, funerary urns, and sarcophagi. Take a closer look with these photos. More »

Sant’ Onofrio Cloister

Sant' Onofrio Cloister

Sant’ Onofrio Pictures: Saint Onofrio Cloister. Sant’ Onofrio Photo © SecretGardensItaly, Rome Photo.

If you’re looking for a peaceful place to escape the crowded city, head to Sant’ Onofrio Cloister on the Janiculum Hill. There are beautiful frescoes with scenes from the life of the hermit Onofrio, the elaborate tomb of Renaissance poet Torquato Tasso, and the Tasso Museum. Take an armchair visit to the cloister. More »

Christmas in Rome

Christmas in Rome

Christmas Tree in Piazza Venezia. James Martin, Europe Travel. Rome Photo.

Rome is a top Italian city to visit during the Christmas holiday season. From early December through Epiphany on January 6 the city comes alive with a Christmas market in Piazza Navona, huge Christmas trees in Piazza Venezia and Saint Peter’s Square, and the display of nativity scenes. Take a look at Rome during the Christmas season with our pictures from December 2009. More »

Villa Torlonia

Villa Torlonia

Picture of pool with fountains in front of an obelisk in Rome’s Villa Torlonia Park. Villa Torlonia Park © SecretGardensItaly, Rome Photo.

Villa Torlonia, a lavish 19th-century villa in Rome, was the residence of former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini from 1925 through 1943. The grounds are open to the public free of charge, and there are two museums at Villa Torlonia. During summertime concerts are held in the gardens. Take a look at the villa and grounds with these photos. More »

Jewish Catacombs

Rome Photo - Jewish Catacombs

Visiting the Jewish Catacombs. Visiting the Catacombs © SecretGardensItaly. Rome Photo.

Beneath the grounds of Villa Torlonia are well-preserved Jewish catacombs, possibly the oldest in Rome, with some amazing frescoes. Here’s a look at the catacombs on Europe Travel. More »

Rome at Night

Rome is picturesque after dark and strolling through the streets and by the monuments of Rome can be very romantic. Enjoy these night photos of Rome by James Martin on Europe Travel. More »

A Look at the Testaccio Neighborhood

James Martin takes us on an illustrated walking tour of Rome’s Testaccio neighborhood, home to the former stockyards and a hill made of Roman amphora fragments. Today it’s a venue for good food and nightclubs. More »

Baths of Caracalla

The monumental ruins of the Baths of Caracalla are at the foot of the Aventine hill they are from the second to sixth century AD. The huge bath complex could hold up to 1600 bathers and held an array of facilities such as a gym, art galleries, gardens, and shops selling food and drinks. Here’s a look at the ruins of the baths and the mosaic floors on Europe Travel. More »

Rome Photo Ops – Where to Take Your Own Photos

Looking for good places to take your photos in Rome? Heare the top places to take good pictures. More »

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