The capital of the Italy has a rich and fascinating history, dating back to around 2700 years ago. Rome grew from a small settlement on the Tiber river to become the capital of an empire spawining over most of the known (western world). Over the past 2000 years Rome has been the centre of the catholic faith.
This gallery contains the photographic record of a brief visit to Rome in May 2005. You'll find over 200 photos (of which 72 are panoramas) of the major sights.

Colosseum photo gallery  - 8 pictures of Colosseum
Vatican city photo gallery  - 72 pictures of Vatican city
Roman Forum photo gallery  - 23 pictures of Roman Forum
Churches photo gallery  - 24 pictures of Churches
Piazza del Popolo photo gallery  - 15 pictures of Piazza del Popolo
8 photos of the Colosseum an amphitheatre built in ancient Rome times
72 photos of St. Peter's basilica, the vatican museums and St. Peter's square
23 photos of the Roman Forum, the political, commercial and juridical centre of Rome
24 photos of several churches in Rome
15 photos of the beautiful Piazza del Popolo square in downtown Rome
Squares photo gallery  - 20 pictures of Squares
Pantheon photo gallery  - 5 pictures of Pantheon
Trevi fountain photo gallery  - 8 pictures of Trevi fountain
Tiber river photo gallery  - 9 pictures of Tiber river
Trastevere photo gallery  - 8 pictures of Trastevere
20 photos of the Piazza di Spagna, Barberini, San Silvestro, Colonna, Navona, Campidoglio and Campo dei Fiori squares in Rome
5 photos of the Pantheon which was originally built between 27-25 BC as a temple dedicated to all gods.
8 photos of the Trevi fountain, built in 1762 on a design by Nicola Salvi
9 photos of the Tiber river and the area around it
8 photos of the Trastevere neighbourhood on the west bank of the Tiber
Panoramas and Views photo gallery  - 8 pictures of Panoramas and Views
Miscellaneous photos photo gallery  - 12 pictures of Miscellaneous photos
8 panorama views of Rome
12 miscellaneous images of Rome
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