Ancient Rome in Photos

Written By: The Planet D

Rome is a fascinating city dating back thousands of years. We took a stroll around the ancient ruins to capture these amazing Rome pictures. Enjoy!

Pictures of Rome

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A nighttime view of the Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain is crowded, dirty, and loud during the day, but when we took this photo of Rome at night, there was nobody around. It was midnight and we had the Trevi Fountain all to ourselves.

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Roman Forum at Dusk

It’s difficult to make out what the Roman Forum is during the day, it almost seems like a mess of ruins, but at night, when it is lit up and free from crowds, you can see a grand beauty.

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The Colosseum

We were lucky enough to stay right across the street from the Colosseum of Rome. We had different perspectives throughout the day and night. This Rome photo was taken while picnicking on the grassy clearing.

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The Vatican at Night

The Vatican is another place overrun with tourists.

But we took a Vespa Tour of Rome and stopped by the square. There was absolutely nobody there.

The Pope’s light was one showing that he was home and we waved hello.

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The Pantheon of Ancient Romek

The Pantheon was a really cool spot. To give it an ancient feel, I wanted to do some crazy processing.

I feel that this Rome image transports me to 1000 BC and whatever God they worshipped then is looking down over the ancient structure.

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Marcus Aurelius Statue

I know most of my Roman history from movies.

So when seeing the Marcus Aurelius statue, Gladiator came to mind.

It was another impressive sight that we had all to ourselves at night.

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The Vittorio Emanuele II Monument

The Vittorio Emanuelle II Monument stands at a busy roundabout. With a long exposure, I could capture the impressive building by blurring the cars driving by.

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The Watchful eye in the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome

The Protestant Cemetery of Rome is a tranquil place of peace and relaxation to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city.

This tombstone is the first of its kind but has been replicated at cemeteries all around the world.

The likes of Keat and Shelling are buried here and the cemetery offers beautiful opportunities to capture unique Rome photos

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67 thoughts on “Ancient Rome in Photos”

  1. Wow what a great pictures…A nigh time view of the Trevi Fountain is looking Gorgeous really nice photography…… I love this post and these photos…thanks for sharing with us…

  2. yes there is no word everybody posted what i am think……
    really nice photography…..
    i don’t know real Rome shows like that or not….

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  3. Excellent photo of the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument in Rome.

    St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pantheon, the Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius? Very good.

    The Trevi Fountain is wonderful, but it had problems recently! The Colosseum and the Roman Forum are amazing.

  4. These images are intriguing and somewhat regal, fantastic to look at!

    My favourite image is ‘The Watchful eye in the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome’ her long wings and the fact that she is headless is very unique in comparison to the other headstones.

    • Thank you Loco2. I think that this is the most captivating piece for sure. We were told that she has been replicated all over the world. There is actually a head there, it is just dangling very low. Dave chose to take the photo from this angle, it does make for a very captivating shot.

  5. Wow,
    Great Rome..i love this post and these photos…thanks for sharing with us…
    u may visit now

  6. Now I know why the quote “Rome was not build in a day” Amazing art all over, just can’t wait to have my personal collections of such extraordinary work

  7. All I can say is… WOW! I never thought the Trevi Fountain would look so good in black and white. Plus that angel cemetery shot is stunning.

  8. Great shots. We didn’t have time to visit Rome on this trip to Italy since we have both been there before, but I know we will be back. We stayed at a pretty awesome hostel there while in transit though.

  9. I’ve seen better… not. Amazing pictures Dave. Hopefully it will be as beautiful in real life when we are there next month. Going to have to learn some tips from you some day soon!

  10. We feel you! Despite our best intentions we fell in love with Italy as well.

    Damn it, Europe. Why can’t we quit you?!

  11. Stunning photos, guys! One of my favorite photo galleries you’ve ever posted. Love the dream-like quality…

  12. Wow,
    Great Rome..i love all of these photos..thanks for sharing this informative post for me..
    u may visit now

  13. Absolutely amazing photos guys. Is there somewhere you run through your equipment and post processing techniques for shots such as these? I’m wondering if you could make my home time of Swindon, England, look as attractive as this too?!

    • Hey Will, I used long exposures and a 6 stop ND filter for the Trevino Fountain to get the smooth water effect. All on a tripod of course.

  14. Excellent!
    nice post..i love all of these photos..thanks for sharing this informative post..
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  15. Wow, I just recently went through my old photos from Rome and these put them to shame. Amazing photography as always! I want to go back now!

    • Thank you Leigh, that is a huge compliment. Rome was a very inspiring city. I only wish I had more time there and better weather. But then again, I’d have too many photos to choose from if we had too much time there.

  16. Wow! I’m so glad I threw in extra coins in the Trevi the last time we were there. I want to go back already. Stunning photos!

  17. AMAZING photos, but my favorite is definitely the Trevi Fountain – wonderful new perspective on it.

    • Wow, thanks John. The best time to take a photo of the Trevi Fountains was at night. It was so crowded during the day, but after midnight, it’s nearly deserted.