:: Sites, sights and museums ::
Rome - sets of photos from only a few of the many museums, exhibitions, archaeological
sites and districts... arranged in a roughly similar order!
Click the thumbnails on this page to open each collection
For other Rome pictures - by date, place etc - use the links near the top of the page!
:: Places of worship ::
In addition to those from earlier pagan religions, almost a thousand churches
of one faith or another can be seen in Rome.
Here you'll find galleries of photos from just some of them - Christian or
otherwise, ancient or modern....
Click on the thumbnails to open individual collections
:: LXXV Roman fountains ::
Only a drop in the ocean!
Rome is said to have 2000 decorative fountains - and as many more again, just
for drinking from!
The 100 photos here show 75 of them... most of the famous ones, as well as others
that may be less familiar?
For walks that pass many of the city's aqueducts, baths, fountains etc, the local
tourist board produced a good leaflet "Rome - the culture of water" - available
Click on individual images here for larger versions, some with further notes
- apologies in advance for the state of those copied from 35mm slides!
:: A day on tram no. 3 ::
Sights and sites near the 33 stops along the 11 kilometres of route number 3 - on which there are again trams as far
as Porta Ostiense / Piramide... with buses (labelled as service 3B) temporarily on the final stage, across the river to Trastevere.
With departures scheduled for every 8 minutes or so at peak times, and tickets costing only €1.50
for 100 minutes - €6 for the day - a nice alternative to a tour by Ho-Ho bus, if with no commentary.
To visit everything shown here, you'll probably need to allow at least one full day!
Click on individual images for - in most cases - a larger, clearer version...
:: On the square in Rome ::
An evenly-proportioned look at the Italian capital....
:: Roman oddments ::
The photos that don't fit elsewhere!
:: Monoch-Rome ::
The Italian capital, in black and white... mostly
:: Ostia Antica & Bracciano ::
Two places that make a pleasant change from the centre of Rome - both of them easily visited by train as day trips...
Enjoyable for the medieval borgo, adjacent to the Papal castle, and also the extensive remains of the port city that
once supplied ancient Rome - whilst not a patch on Pompeii and sites around Vesuvius, those are still worth a look!
For more details, see....http://www.ostia-antica.org/touristguide.pdf
And for photos of the nearby ruins of Portus, a contemporary town constructed around Trajan's hexagonal harbour after
the one at Ostia had begun to silt up, see __http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/portus
Go for the Castello Orsini-Odescalchi - where Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes married - and, on the shores of the volcanic
crater lake at Vigna di Valle, a fine museum with racing seaplanes that competed for the Schneider Trophy and other
unusual aircraft. For details ___http://www.aeronautica.difesa.it/museo_storico_eng/Pagine/default.aspx
Otherwise the local tourist board website is on ___http://www.turismobracciano.com/
Click the individual images for larger versions, lots of them with a few notes and comments!
:: Portus - the harbours of Ostia ::
Click on the individual images to see a larger version
For photos of the ruins at the Roman town of Ostia Antica,
:: Ventotene & Ponza ::
The Ponzan archipelago is an enchanting group of islands off the coast of Lazio, relatively
undiscovered by international tourism but perennial favourites for holidaymakers from Rome.
There are year-round connections with places on the coast of Lazio, however the high summer
hydrofoils that used to operate from Naples (stopping in at the island of Ischia along the
way)to both Ventotene and Ponza have offered only a weekend service recently (incl 2012).
In July 2011, a summer-only service from Rome's port, Fiumicino, to Ponza restarted - but
may well have ended again?
Click on the individual pictures to see a larger version!