Take a look up at one of the most beautiful railway halls in Europe. The porch, flooded with ligh...
Every year on August 5th, the legend of this church's foundation is remembered. On this night in ...
The official home of the Pope and the offices of the Catholic Church's government.
Christendom's first basilica, badly damaged by a bomb attack in 1993, was quickly restored. From ...
The 12th century mosaics in the apse of the basilica alone are a gem, but the best is in the vaul...
The biggest arena of the ancient world, where gladiators did battle with wild animals. The Italian...
Rome (Roma) is the capital city of Italy and of the Lazio region, as well as the country's larges...
Michelangelo designed both the trapezoid Capitol Square and the façades of the surrounding buildi...
Famous antiques such as the Venus, the Roman she-wolf and lots of paintings. The Capitoline Museum...
Amidst the now ruined temples, arches and basilica, Caesar and Cicero once trod the hallowed grou...
The chains with which St Peter is said to have been bound in the Mamertine Dungeon are preserved ...
Dominated by a temple to Mars the Avenger, the Roman god of war and meant as a memorial to the ba...
The dazzling whiteness of the 38 m high Trajan's Column (built in 113 AD), once the centrepiece o...
The striking feature at Piazza Venezia is a snow-white marble block, the national monument to Vic...
This defiant palace, built by the Venetian Pope Paul II in 1451, belonged to the Republic of Veni...
Paintings from the Middle Ages to the late 19th century are shown in chronological order. There a...
This Roman temple, designed in the 1st century BC, in the shape of a cylinder with a dome on top,...
Rome's most attractive and most popular baroque square. The Baroque arena is still the Romans' fav...
Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Fountain of Four Rivers is the centrepiece of the Piazza Navona. The gods ...
In the largest church in the world, the heart of Christendom beats under Michelangelo's dome. St P...
Home to the Papal conclaves, as well as to Michelangelo's legendary Renaissance-style painted cei...
St Peter's Square, completed in 1667, is a masterpiece - and a miracle of optical illusions. What...
The Vatican Gardens take up a large portion of the Vatican state. As well as a few functional bui...
Castel Sant'Angelo, the popes' refuge, was built on the site of Emperor Hadrian's (117-138 AD) cy...
Rome's most beautiful bridge, the Ponte San Angelo, is for pedestrians only and leads directly fr...
Aphrodite and Apollo in a Renaissance palace. Aphrodite, Apollo, Hermes and Ares: the divine sculp...
The old Altar of Augustan Peace, now in a glass house designed by star architect Richard Meier. An...
This large Renaissance piazza was the meeting place for everybody who came down Via Cassia or Via...
The Spanish Steps, one of the world's most famous open-air staircases, is as big and lively as a ...
The aristocracy built their palaces on the narrow Corso, which in the Middle Ages was called Via ...
Erected in honour of Marcus Aurelius following his victory over the Marcomanni in 176 A.D. The fr...
You're not even allowed to dip your little toe into Rome's most popular Baroque fountain, but eve...
Pope Gregory XIII (1572-1585) wanted a summer residence that was to be more comfortable, spacious...
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Triton sits high on the shell, held up by four delicate dolphins, spurting out a fountain of wate...