Explore the Eternal City of Rome
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Spiral Staircase in Vatican Museum
The Vatican museum's double-helix staircase, with its spectacular handrail, was designed by Giuseppe Momo in 1932. The double-helix design allows traffic to flow unimpeded as visitors ascend on one set of stairs and descend on the other.
Saint Peter's Square
While it's normally uncrowded, Saint Peter's Square can be filled to capacity on special occasions, such as the Holy Mass and canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Galleria Doria Pamphilj
The Galleria Doria Pamphilj houses a grand collection of paintings, furniture and statuary. It's one of the largest private art collections in Rome.
Campo de Fiori
Shop for clothes, produce and more in the plaza at Campo de Fiori.
Procession of Madonna in Trastevere
During Trastevere's annual 'Festa de Noantri,' a statue of the Madonna Fiumarola is carried through the streets.
Enjoy a wonderful cappuccino from Rome's famous Caffe Greco at Via Condotti.
Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs
Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri - the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs.
Basilica of St. Mary of the Altar of Heaven
The Basilica of Santa Maria in Ara Coeli (Basilica of St. Mary of the Altar of Heaven) features a gilded ceiling as well as religious artwork and artifacts.
Vatican's Swiss Guards
The Vatican's Swiss Guards are an elite group of soldiers entrusted with the protection of the city.
Pantheon in Rome
A ray of sunlight illuminates the central door of the Pantheon through the dome, which is open to the heavens.
Rome's Spanish Steps
The Spanish Steps are one of Rome's most popular meeting places.
The inner courtyard of the Palazzo Altemps, seat of the National Museum of Rome, features a number of impressive sculptures.