Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, Rome (1) Inscription reads:
DIVO ANTONIO ET DIVAE FAUSTINAE EX SC
Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, Rome (2) Inscription reads:
DIVO ANTONIO ET DIVAE FAUSTINAE EX SC
Bernini's River God Ganges, Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, Rome
Vatican Museum Ceiling, Vatican Palace, Rome - 53
Vatican Museum Ceiling, Vatican Palace, Rome - 52
Colonna dell'Immacolata, Piazza di Spagna, Rome In the southeast part of the square stands the Colonna dell'Immacolata (column of the immaculate conception). The column was found in 1777 underneath a monastery. It was erected here in 1857 to commemorate the dogma of the immaculate conception. It is now topped with a statue of Virgin Mary.
Via dei Condotti, Rome (2) Taken from the top of the Spanish Steps
Bronze Cross, Colosseum, Rome Threatened with demolition by Sixtus V for town-planning reasons, it was declared a sacred monument dedicated to the Passion of Christ by Benedict XIV, placing a cross on a pedestal, as a symbol of the sufferings of all Christian martyrs. This cross is still the starting point for the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. Since then, it has become an object of worship for Christians and was protected from further destruction and ruin; in fact, Popes after that restored and consolidated it.
Statue on Vittorio Emanuele II bridge, Rome - 50
St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, Rome - 46
The Pieta by Michelangelo. Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, Rome - 51 The Pietà is a subject in Christian art depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus.
Inscription, Arch of Titus, Rome
Arch of Titus, Rome
Interior, St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, Rome - 43 The papal altar in the middle of the church is surmounted by the famous gilded bronze baldachin, designed by a youthful Bernini between 1624 and 1632. It stands 29 metres high and was commissioned by Pope Urban VIII Barberini (1623-1644) to fill the “empty” space below the dome and create an upward movement.
Pantheon, Rome - 42
Fontana del Moro, Rome The fountain was originally designed by Giacomo della Porta in 1575 with the dolphin and four Tritons. In 1653, the statue of the Moor, by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, was added. In 1874, during a restoration of the fountain.
Trajan's Column base, Rome Trajan's Column is a Roman triumphal column that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars.
Trajan's Column, Rome Trajan's Column is a Roman triumphal column that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars.
Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi by Bernini, Rome
Via dei Condotti, Rome (1) Taken from the top of the Spanish Steps
Ponte Sant'Angelo, Rome by night - 36
Bernini's Pluto and Proserpina, Galleria Borghese, Rome - 35 Abduction of Proserpina, where Proserpina is seized and taken to the underworld by the god Pluto.
Cola di Rienzo, Rome - 34 Political activist who ignited the Italians into a revolt against the corruption of the wealthy ruling class of Rome in the 14th century.
Di Renzo was eventually killed by an angry mob
Arcibasilica Papale di San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome - 33 Papal Archbasilica of St. John Lateran
St. John Lateran's Archbasilica,
St. John Lateran's Basilica
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome - 32 National Gallery of Modern Art
Fontana dei Cavalli Marini, Villa Borghese, Rome - 31
Vittorio Emanuele II monument seen from the Villa Borghese, Rome - 30
Replica Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius, Capitoline Hill, Rome - 29
Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia, Rome - 28
The Temple of Hercules, Rome - 27 The temple dates from some time in the late 2nd century to the early 1st BCE
Isola Tiberina, the Tiber Island, Rome - 26 Isola del Cinema film festival
Statue of Victor Hugo, Villa Borghese, Rome - 25
Statue of Lord Byron, Villa Borghese, Rome - 24
Monument to Goethe, Villa Borghese, Rome by night - 23 Monument to Goethe by Gustav Eberlein; the poet is shown standing on a colossal Corinthian capital and is surrounded by statues portraying characters of his works Iphigenia in Tauris, Mignon and Faust.
"Donated to Italy in 1903 by Emperor William II of Germany, the monument was created by German sculptor Gustav Eberlein (1847-1926) and is located on the avenue dedicated to Goethe on the corner of Viale S Paolo del Brasile. In Eberlein's sculpture Goethe is depicted standing on a large Corinthian base, surrounded by statues portraying characters from his writings. A demonic figure from German folklore, Mephistopheles originally appeared in literature as the demon in the Faust legend, and later featured in the work of Goethe. "
Opera House, Rome - 22
St Peter's Basilica, Rome by night - 21
St Peter's Basilica, Rome by night - 20
Columns, remains of the Temple of Castor and Pollux, Roman Forum, Rome - 19
Bernini's Apollo e Dafne, Galleria Borghese, Rome - 18 Bernini sculpture, Apollo and Daphne.
Colosseum Interior, Rome - 17
Ponte Sant'Angelo, Rome by night - 16
Piazza Risorgimento and the Via Crescenzio, Rome - 15
Map Room, Vatican Museum, Rome - 14
Hotel Lift, Rome - 13
Dome interior. Vatican Museum, Rome - 12
Castel Sant' Angelo, Rome - 11 Castle of the Holy Angel, the tomb of the Roman emperor Hadrian.
Neptune, Vatican Museum, Rome - 10
Laocoon of Troy, His Sons, and the Serpents, Vatican Museum, Rome - 09
Apollo, Vatican Museum, Rome - 08
Houseboat, River Tiber, Rome - 07
Vittorio Emanuele II monument, Rome - 06
Fountain of Neptune, Rome - 05
St Peter's Basilica, Rome - 04
Cinema dei Picccoli, Villa Borghese, Rome - 03
Spanish Steps, Rome - 02 Top to bottom.......
Colosseum, Rome - 01