Italy in Photos

Photos taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italy


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Is the capital city and a special comune of Italy (named Comune di Roma Capitale). Roma also serves as the capital of the Lazio region. With 2,872,800 residents in 1,285 km2, it is also the country’s most populated comune. It is the fourth most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. It is the centre of the Metropolitan City of Roma, which has a population of 4,355,725 residents, thus making it the most populous metropolitan city in Italy. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of the Tiber. The Vatican City (the smallest country in the world) is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Roma, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Roma has been often defined as capital of two states.

Roma is in the Lazio region of central Italy on the Tevere river. The original settlement developed on hills that faced onto a ford beside the Tiber Island, the only natural ford of the river in this area. The Roma of the Kings was built on seven hills: the Aventine Hill, the Caelian Hill, the Capitoline Hill, the Esquiline Hill, the Palatine Hill, the Quirinal Hill, and the Viminal Hill. Modern Roma is also crossed by another river, the Aniene, which flows into the Tiber north of the historic centre.

Although the city centre is about 24 kilometres inland from the Tyrrhenian Sea, the city territory extends to the shore, where the south-western district of Ostia is located. The altitude of the central part of Rome ranges from 13 metres above sea level (at the base of the Pantheon) to 139 metres above sea level (the peak of Monte Mario). The Comune of Roma covers an overall area of about 1,285 square kilometres, including many green areas. Wikipedia

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Video 1 – Roma Termini, Piazza dei Cinquecento to Via Magnanapoli
Approximately 2.77 km – 1.72 miles

The walk starts in Roma Termini, Piazza dei Cinquecento – Viale Luigi Einaudi – Piazza della Repubblica – Fontana delle Naiadi, Piazza della Repubblica – Piazza della Repubblica – Via Nazionale – Via Napoli – Via Nazionale – Via delle Quattro Fontane – Via Nazionale – Giardino di Sant’Andrea al Quirinale, Via del Quirinale – Monumento celebrativo del “Bicentenario dei Carabinieri”, Via del Quirinale – Via del Quirinale – Statua di Carlo Alberto, Via del Quirinale – Via del Quirinale – Piazza del Quirinale – Via della Consulta – Via Piacenza – Via Milano – Via Nazionale – Via Quattro Novembre – Via Magnanapoli

Video 2 – Foro Traiano to Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II
Approximately 0.38 km – 0.24 miles

The walk starts in Foro Traiano – Via dei Fori Imperiali – Piazza della Madonna di Loreto – Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II

Video 3 – Piazza di S. Marco to Piazza del Arco di Costantino
Approximately 1.33 km – 0.83 miles

The walk starts in Piazza di S. Marco – Piazza Venezia – Via dei Fori Imperiali – Largo Corrado Ricci – Via dei Fori Imperiali – Via dei Verbiti – Piazza del Arco di Costantino

Video 4 – Via Celio Vibenna to Via del Teatro di Marcello
Approximately 2.34 km – 1.45 miles

The walk starts in Via Celio Vibenna – Via di San Gregorio – Piazza di Porta Capena – Via del Circo Massimo – Monument to Giuseppe Mazzini, Piazzale Ugo La Malfa – Piazza Bocca della Verità – Largo Amerigo Petrucci – Lungotevere Aventino – Ponte Palatino – Via di Ponte Rotto – Via del Teatro di Marcello