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*  Early October is the perfect time to visit Rome.  The tourists are (relatively) sparse, the lines are short, the prices are lower than high season, and the weather is glorious!

*  We bought a Roma pass, which combines museum entrances with public transportation.  This was a cost-effective and simple approach, and I recommend doing this if you want to see a couple of the museums.

* We threw coins in the Trevi fountain - legend holds that this ensures your return to Rome - and Rome is definitely worth returning to!

Rome Map

* If you're interested in a specific place, click on the pictures below.  Otherwise, sit back, get comfy, and thumb through the pages.  There is no way to capture the essence of Rome in photos, but I hope you enjoy seeing it as I did.
LINKS:  (these open in a new window so you don't lose this site)
Guides:
* Lonely Planet Guide to Rome

* UNESCO World Heritage Site (Historic Rome)

* Roma Pass information * Good list of Rome museums with hours and fees
Maps:
* Panoramic Rome Map and images (great site that shows 360 degree panoramic images of Rome landmarks) * Planetware Rome maps (good for planning)
Transportation:
* Official Metro site (English) * Downloadable Central Rome bus map (quite good, actually - readable if zoomed on your computer)
* Rome metro/bus information (all in Italian, but downloadable bus maps here in Le mappe del trasporto)
Around town Antiquities
Around Town:
  • Buildings and architecture

  • Markets and shops

  • Capuchin Monks

  • Isla Tiberina

  • Our hotel and neighborhood

Antiquities
  • Palatine Hill

  • Forum and Colosseum

  • Hadrian's Villa

  • Appia Antica (Roman Appian way)

Monuments & Museums Plazas & Fountains
Monuments and Museums
  • Piazza Colonna

  • Castle San Angelo

  • Capitoline Museum

  • Pantheon

  • Quirinale Palace

  • Victor Emmanuel Monument

Plazas and Fountains
  • Campo Di Fiori

  • Piazza Navona

  • Spanish Steps

  • Trevi Fountain

The Vatican Vatican City
  • St. Peter's and the Vatican

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