I WOULD GLADLY LIVE OUT OF A SUITCASE

IF IT MEANT I COULD SEE THE WORLD

Joel Annesley

At 2,000 years old, Rome is appropriately named the 'eternal city'; its historical significance, architecture, charm, cuisine, and more entice approximately 10,000 people per day to visit. Take a peek at Rome and all its beauty in this photo journal, plus get some great photography tips on locations, camera settings and more! You may also like the complete guide to Italy found here.

 

 

Palatine Hill and the Forum

The photos below were taken at Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum and Trajan's Market. It's best to visit all three sites on the same day since they are located next to each other. You can enter Palatine Hill and take a connecting walkway to the Forum, then upon exiting the Forum, Trajan's Market is just across the street.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS AND LOCATIONS

  • You can get great shots of Plaza Venezia, Trajan's Column and the surrounding area by heading to the upper floors of Trajan's Market. See photo - 'View from Trajan's Market' below.

  • When taking photos of arches and other highly detailed structures, make sure to get close-up shots so you can appreciate the high-relief carvings, columns, and more. See Photo - 'The arch of Septimius Severus.'

  • If you are taking photos of attractions at dusk or beyond, be sure to have a tripod to get crisp shots. Think about investing in a lightweight titanium tripod which is a less heavy option for travellers. See photo - 'Blue Hour at the Colosseum.'

Booking.com article - Why do I like this site so much?  

  1. Plans change, life happens; being able to book without being charged and most often being able to change your plans without penalty up to a few days before arriving is very beneficial.     

  2. As far as the site itself, I love the way it’s organized.  I can see reviews from other travellers, which I rely heavily upon.  I don’t care if a hotel has 3 or 5 stars; I’ve stayed in all types and loved all types.  For me, it’s all about the cleanliness score, and it’s a deal-breaker if it’s not at least 8.5 or above.  A terrible experience with an eight on the cleanliness scale has left me scarred for life.  A little overdramatic, I know, but it's my thing.

  3. Being a genius member and booking more stays with them results in better deals.  A Genius Member at Level two can get 15% off a room's price, get free breakfast on some bookings, and upgraded for free.  These are great deals to take advantage of on this site. 

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