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Italy in Photos

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

Welcome to Italy in Photos where we will showcase the best of the fascinating city of Rome: – Rome is the capital and largest city of Italy, as well as one of the most ancient and influential cities in the world. Founded in the 8th century BC by the legendary Romulus and Remus, Rome became the centre of a vast empire that spanned from Britain to Egypt, and left a legacy of culture, art, law, religion and language. Rome is also the home of the Roman Catholic Church and the seat of the Pope, who resides in the Vatican City, a sovereign enclave within Rome. Rome is a city of contrasts, where the ancient and the modern coexist in harmony and diversity. Here are some aspects of Rome’s culture and traditions that you may want to know before visiting this fascinating city: – Architecture and city layout: Rome is famous for its monumental architecture, which reflects its rich and varied history. From the Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built in the Roman Empire, to the Pantheon, the best preserved temple of antiquity, to the Trevi Fountain, the most iconic baroque fountain in the world, Rome is full of stunning landmarks that will take your breath away. Rome is also known for its elegant squares, such as Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo and Piazza di Spagna, where you can admire beautiful fountains, statues and churches, as well as enjoy the lively atmosphere of cafes, restaurants and street performers. Rome’s city layout is divided into 22 districts, called rioni, each with its own character and history. Some of the most popular ones are the historic center, where most of the tourist attractions are located, Trastevere, a charming and bohemian neighbourhood across the Tiber River, and Monti, a trendy and artistic area near the Colosseum. – Arts and culture: Rome has been a major centre of culture and learning since ancient times, and has produced many famous artists, writers, philosophers and scientists. Rome is home to some of the world’s most renowned museums and galleries, such as the Vatican Museums, where you can admire the Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Rooms, the Capitoline Museums, where you can see the original bronze statue of the she-wolf that nursed Romulus and Remus, and the Borghese Gallery, where you can marvel at the masterpieces of Caravaggio, Bernini and Titian. Rome is also a city of theatre, music and cinema, and hosts many festivals and events throughout the year, such as the Rome Film Festival, the Rome Jazz Festival and the Opera Season at the Teatro dell’Opera. – Cuisine and gastronomy: Rome is famous for its delicious and varied cuisine, which reflects its multicultural and historical influences. Some of the typical dishes of Roman cuisine are pasta alla carbonara, made with eggs, cheese, bacon and black pepper, cacio e pepe, made with cheese and black pepper, amatriciana, made with tomato sauce, bacon and cheese, and saltimbocca, made with veal, ham and sage. Rome is also known for its pizza, which is thin and crispy, and its street food, such as supplì, fried rice balls stuffed with cheese, and porchetta, roasted pork with herbs and spices. Rome’s gastronomy is also rich in desserts, such as tiramisù, a creamy cake made with coffee, mascarpone cheese and cocoa, gelato, a soft and creamy ice cream, and maritozzi, sweet buns filled with whipped cream. – Religion and spirituality: Rome is the centre of the Roman Catholic Church and has a strong religious and spiritual tradition. Rome has over 900 churches, many of them dating back to the early centuries of Christianity, and housing precious relics, artworks and mosaics. The most important and impressive church in Rome is the St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest and most sacred church in the world, where the Pope celebrates mass and blesses the faithful. Rome is also a place of pilgrimage, where millions of people come every year to visit the tombs of the apostles Peter and Paul, the catacombs, where the early Christians buried their dead, and the many shrines and sanctuaries dedicated to saints and martyrs. Rome is also a city of tolerance and diversity, and hosts many other religious communities, such as Jews, Muslims, Orthodox Christians and Buddhists.

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Photo Gallery of Walk 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

Photo Gallery of Walk 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

Photo Gallery of Walk 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

Photo Gallery of Walk 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