April 21, 2013
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Matt Viser/Globe Staff
The Trevi Fountain, where tourists toss a coin in the water to ensure they will return to the city one day.
Columns at the Roman Forum, the political, religious, and commercial hub of Ancient Rome.
The Victor Emmanuel Monument, a building nicknamed “the typewriter” and “the wedding cake” that Italians criticize for being too grandiose.
A street band playing on a sleepy Saturday not far from the Spanish Steps.
Caesar’s grave at the Roman Forum, where a mound now marks the spot .
Windy streets built long before the cars — and mopeds — that now try to pass through. This view was in Trastevere, a more working class area of Rome.
The Colosseum, where Romans once watched gladiators fight to the death.
Artwork for sale in the Piazza Navona, a vibrant and lively area.
A modern day bathroom sign at the Roman forum.
One of the most famous statues, Michelangelo’s Pieta, inside St Peter’s Basilica .
The gelato in Italy is a treat to behold, with plenty of flavors to choose from.
An overview of the Roman Forum, the political, religious, and commercial hub of Ancient Rome.
The Pantheon, one of the best-preserved ancient buildings and a spot that captures the hustle and bustle of Rome as it has been for centuries.
St. Peter’s Square, nearly empty the day after Pope Benedict XVI left the papacy.
The view of Rome from on top of the Victor Emmanuel Monument, which offers a 360-degree view of the city.