Rome, Italy – Colosseum

This was taken a few years back…before my love of HDR’s.  What I would give to get back to Rome and spend a week HDR’ing!  Rome is in my top 5 places to visit in the world.  I could photograph the Colosseum for hours!  Hopefully I can get to Italy next year.  I still have yet to visit Tuscany, Venice, Florence, Pisa, etc….    Italy is one great place 2 explore!   As for Rome, it is a big city.  It seems as though everything is a 10 minute taxi ride away.  That equals alot of Euro!   A tour would be fun!   Lots to see and do in Rome.  A typical hop on/hop off bus has these stops…

– TERMINI: Piazza dei Cinquecento – corner Via Cavour
– SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE: Via Liberiana 16 – side Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore
– QUIRINALE: Via Nazionale – corner Via XXIV Maggio
– PIAZZA VENEZIA: Museo Vittoriano, side Piazza Ara Coeli
– COLOSSEO: Via Celio Vibenna
– CIRCO MASSIMO: Piazzale Ugo La Malfa – side Circo Massimo
– ISOLA TIBERINA: Piazza di Monte Savello ATAC bus stop
– BOTTEGHE OSCURE: Via Botteghe Oscure – ATAC bus stop
– NAVONA: In front of S. Apollinare Church
– CHIESA NUOVA: Piazza della Chiesa Nuova (Corso Vittorio Emanuele)
– SAN PIETRO: Opposite Caffè San Pietro – Via della Conciliazione
– CASTEL SANT’ANGELO: Piazza Sant’Angelo opposite to the Castle
– AUGUSTO IMPERATORE: Piazza Augusto Imperatore front restaurant “Gusto”
– TREVI: Via del Traforo – corner Via del Tritone
– BARBERINI: On the square – Corner Via Veneto (front of Fontana delle Api)
– REPUBBLICA: Piazza della Repubblica corner Via Terme di Diocleziano – Boscolo Exedra Hotel / Mc Donalds

If you have visited Rome, other than The Colosseum and the Vatican…what would be your top spots?

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 34.0mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Exposure:  1/500 (Single RAW HDR)
  • Aperture:  f/18
  • Gear:  Hand Held
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Color Efex Pro
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    4 comments on “Rome, Italy – Colosseum

    1. jim Nix says:

      I would probably skip Rome and go straight back to Florence. That place is magical. Then head up to Bellagio. That place is heaven. What else can you ask for? 🙂 Nice one Pete. Jim

    2. sean says:

      Just got back from Venice/Rome/Florence/Cinque Terre.

      One of my favorite spots in Rome was trevi fountain. The atmosphere and fountain were awesome. Took some night photos and daytime shots and either way I enjoyed it much more than the fountains in Piazza Navona.

      • Sean, I agree…Trevi is awesome! When I went last…I didnt have time to stay…just did the ole walk by and was on my way! Next time, I’ll spend a little time there!! =))

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