"This is the quaint daily market in Campo di Fiori in the center of Rome, Italy. Over a decade ago I spent some time studying abroad and stayed in small apartment not far from this market. I have wonderful memories of visiting Campo di Fiori almost every morning to pick out fresh breads, cheese, and flowers for my room. It's always a treat to go back and visit."
"The Spanish Steps link the church Trinita dei Monti with the Piazza di Spagna below. It is a magnificent staircase built in the 17th century combining straight sections, curves and terraces. A visit to the Spanish Steps gives you the opportunity to meet people from all over the world or just sit down on one of the steps and watch the passers-by."
"Wildflowers bloom in the Roman Forum, uncaring of the history of the stones around them."
"This historic bridge over the Tiber River in Rome connects modern Rome with the old city and all its historic buildings, and museums. I noticed this reflectionwhile our tour bus was stopped at a traffic light."
"Italy was my first European vacation and was it spectacular! I visited Rome, Venice, and Florence and each city had it's own charm. I can't wait to go back and see more of Italy."
"Laundry hanging high above the pedestrians on a line strung across the street on a glorious spring day in Rome."
"Astounding view [from the top of St. Peter's Basilica], and worth the climb even if it's a thousand steps. You can do it."
"This particular night, I caved and paid five euro for a little dingy tripod that a street vendor had tirelessly been trying to sell me. I increased the ISO on my Canon Rebel to 400 and set the f-stop to 3.5 and a full one-second shutter speed. This was the result. Needless to say, I am thrilled I bought that little tripod! I still use it on many occasions."
"Walking through the ancient narrow streets of Rome's Trastevere section really takes you back in time. I love the paint color on this building and the marvelous reflection also caught my eye."