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A Walk Through the Eternal City

Ever been to Rome in winter? We had two days in January in this beautiful city to discover it on foot. Here are some impressions I took along our 40km walk.

I got up early to catch the first morning light at the river Tiber to take some shots of the Hadrian's Bridge (Pons Aelius) and Castel Sant' Angelo.

Stepping down to the river there is a nice view with the dome of St. Peter's Basilica (Vatican) from under the Aelius Bridge.

Frog's eye view on Hadrian's Bridge in early morning. This is they only daylight time when the bridge is still not frequented by tourists.

The Aelius Bridge is called Ponte Sant' Angelo, and angels are situated at both sides all along the bridge.

Another picture taken from Aelius Bridge at night (HDR).

The next three images are about mobility in the city.

The picture above is taken with a view from the Spanish Steps.

View of typical small streets in the center of Rome.

Come on to the other side (but watch out for cars).

A superimposed picture of Monument Vittorio Emanuele II, seen from Piazza Venezia.

The visit to the Colosseum is a must (order tickets online in advance is highly recommended).

The Piazza della Rotonda with columns of the Pantheon and Fontana del Pantheon.

View to the St. Peter's Basilica in the morning when the streets are still empty.

Piazza del Populo and St. Peter (background) seen from the Villa Borghese park entrance.

Standing on a manhole cover with SPQR inscription meaning Senatus Populusque Romanus (the senate and people of Rome).

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