Mediaval remains of a guard post near Porta Salaria, one of Rome gates damaged by cannon balls in 1870 and destroyed in early 20th century. On the right of this small, badly maintained area surrounded by traffic, the copy of the tomb of Quintus Sulpicious Maximus, very young poet from the 1st century AD.
Street signs in Rome are made from travertine, a variety of marble extensively used in the Colosseum (and in the Getty Center in Los Angeles). But the reason that made the gas pipe respectfully bend around the street sign in via Magenta, near Termini central railway station, is probably bureaucratic rather than economic.
Palazzo Madama is the seat of the Italian senate since 1870. The building, originally erected in the 15th century by the Bishop of Chiusi, became later a property of the Popes from Medici and Farnese families.
A very old plane tree in villa Borghese park, just a few hundred metres from via Veneto.
Road signs assortment in viale della Milizie, quartiere Prati: one of the ubiquitous signs directing to the nearest INAIL office, a rather unexpected skid danger sign, advertisement of a caviar-based beauty treatment and others.
“Angel with the sponge” (inscription “Potaverunt me aceto” / “They gave me vinegar to drink”), from a series of ten angels holding instruments of the Passion on Ponte Sant’Angelo. Spanning from the city centre to Emperor Hadrian’s monumental tomb (now Castel Sant’Angelo), the bridge was built in 133 AD and embellished with ten statues from Bernini’s studio in 1669.