ROME GETAWAY

Photos: 14 Travel-Inspiring Scenes From Rome

One editor shared her 7 Tested Tips for Visiting Rome. Now check out the photos from her family vacation to Italy's capital city.

By , Monday, Jun 4, 2012, 12:00 PM

Source Article: Photos: 14 Travel-Inspiring Scenes From Rome

St. Peters Basilica, Rome, Italy

St. Peter's Basilica, one of Rome's most beautiful churches. Make sure you adhere to the modest dress code—both men and women are required to enter with their shoulders and knees covered out of respect.

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St. Peters Basilica, Rome, Italy

Crowds fill St. Peter's Square on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Rome.

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St. Peters Basilica, Rome, Italy

The Swiss Guard outside St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy.

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Vatican Museums, Rome, Italy

The Vatican Museums are free to enter on the last Sunday of the month between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and it's worth braving the crowds to see the Sistine Chapel.

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Castel SantAngelo in Rome, Italy

Rome's beautiful yet imposing Castel Sant' Angelo.

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Ponte SantAngelo, Rome, Italy

The Ponte Sant'Angelo bridge lets Bernini's angel sculptures lead you back into the city center.

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Street scene in Rome, Italy

A sunny Roman street scene we encountered during a walk around town.

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Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy

A Sunday street fair we stumbled upon in Piazza Navona.

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gelato options in Rome, Italy

Trying to choose from 150 flavors of gelato at Gelateria della Palma. My favorites were melon (it tastes exactly like cantaloupe!), strawberry, mango, and anything involving chocolate.

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Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Our first view of the Roman Colosseum. The 12 euro ticket includes entry to the nearby Roman Forum and historic Palatine Hill attractions.

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Colosseum, Rome, Italy

A look inside the Roman Colosseum.

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Roman Forum, Rome, Italy

The final resting place of Julius Caesar, whose ashes were scattered on this spot in the Roman Forum.

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A Sunday street fair in Rome, Italy.

Vendors selling paintings near the Spanish Steps.

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Vendors in Rome, Italy

Vendors cover their wares with colorful umbrellas during a passing storm. If a street vendor ever starts to get pushy, just avoid direct eye contact, say no, and keep walking.

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