:: 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!
:: For Rome's city centre ::
These little buses are a great way of getting from place to place within
central Rome, and almost all the main attractions are within a short walk
of a stop that's used by one or another of their routes.
Not enormously quick, occasionally busy and with, sometimes, rather a wait
between them - they're nonetheless a joy to use, and easy to board and leave!
Ordinary ATAC tickets can be used (they even sell them onboard) or the Roma Pass.
As ever, click on the individual images here for a larger version
And as this page has been up for a good while now, do be sure to get
up-to-date info rather than relying on anything I've written here!
:: 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....
:: Vino Novello ::
Italy's equivalent of beaujolais nouveau, this light red wine is fermented
quickly from the September grape harvest, and at its best while young and fresh.
By law its release can't be earlier than the first week of November (usually
available from the 6th of that month), but supplies are soon exhausted -
although some does always make its way to Ischia!
Many Italian regions now have versions - with Venice, Milan, Sardinia,
Tuscany, Campania and Sicily amongst those we've found so far.
Here's what one regular producer has to say of theirs:
A tough job but...
:: 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!