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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.

  1. 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.

    (Courtesy Kaeli Conforti)
  2. Crowds fill St. Peter's Square on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Rome.

    (Courtesy Kaeli Conforti)
  3. The Swiss Guard outside St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy.

    (Courtesy Kaeli Conforti)
  4. 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.

    (Courtesy Kaeli Conforti)
  5. Rome's beautiful yet imposing Castel Sant' Angelo.

    (Courtesy Kaeli Conforti)
  6. The Ponte Sant'Angelo bridge lets Bernini's angel sculptures lead you back into the city center.

    (Courtesy Kaeli Conforti)
  7. A sunny Roman street scene we encountered during a walk around town.

    (Courtesy Kaeli Conforti)
  8. A Sunday street fair we stumbled upon in Piazza Navona.

    (Courtesy Kaeli Conforti)
  9. 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.

    (Courtesy Kaeli Conforti)
  10. Our first view of the Roman Colosseum. The 12 euro ticket includes entry to the nearby Roman Forum and historic Palatine Hill attractions.

    (Courtesy Kaeli Conforti)
  11. A look inside the Roman Colosseum.

    (Courtesy Kaeli Conforti)
  12. The final resting place of Julius Caesar, whose ashes were scattered on this spot in the Roman Forum.

    (Courtesy Kaeli Conforti)
  13. Vendors selling paintings near the Spanish Steps.

    (Courtesy Kaeli Conforti)
  14. 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.

    (Courtesy Kaeli Conforti)

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