Rome is one of the most beautiful places in the world and it’s one of the best holiday destinations in Europe! It’s full of history, beautiful art, and most importantly pizza and coffee, right? So while checking out the marvellous historical locations that the city has to offer, you will probably be taking that perfect photo for the gram as well. In a city where there’s something special at every corner, here are 10 recommendations for the most Instagrammable places in Rome!
1. The Colosseum
Of course, we have to start with first and foremost the legendary Colosseum! Located in the heart of the Piazza del Colosseo, this world-famous attraction is definitely something you should not miss on your trip to Rome. Before you enter the inside of it, make sure to capture that perfect photo moment! It’s a massive building so pick out one of the best sides and voila, you have your Instagram goals picture!
2. The Roman Forum
Right by the Colosseum is located the Roman Forum, which was once the centre of the ancient city of Rome and a location of important social and political activities. It is a brilliant sight to experience and learn more about, and one that also has the typical Roman aesthetic to it, perfect for the gram-capture!
3. Piazza Venezia
The very central part of Rome, the Piazza Venezia (Venezia Square), is located at the foot of the Capitoline Hill and has a stunning view of the Altare della Patria, which is well worth to be photographed. After your walk by the main street full of street artists, singers and dancers, make sure to stop by and take a picture of yourself in the piazza.
4. The Pantheon
Although a slightly grim sight at first, the Pantheon’s dark nature is a very attractive spot for the people visiting Rome. It’s a former Roman temple, now a church, that goes back to 126 AD! Make sure you check it out!
5. Piazza di Spagna
The square most famous for housing the Spanish embassy and the popular Spanish Steps is a place where many Romans come to hang out, have a chat and some chill time amongst friends or colleagues. The 1953 movie Roman Holiday, starring Audrey Hepburn, made this place famous to an American audience as well as many other films and songs, so certainly make sure to check out this legendary place!
6. The Trevi Fountain
We cannot talk about Rome without mentioning the Trevi Fountain. The fountain was renovated as recently as 2015 with full sponsorship by Fendi and it attracts thousands and thousands of tourists every single day. If you are lucky enough to get a good angle of the fountain without catching any people in your shot, definitely do it!
7. St. Peter’s Basilica
When in Rome, it is a definite must to visit Vatican City. The Basilica is a stunning church located in the heart of the Vatican and is entirely free to visit. The massive front square is a very beautiful sight with its many beautiful statues looking down on you from above. Certainly make sure to take an insta-shot in the square in front of the Basilica before you enter to explore it!
8. Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona is a square built in 1st century AD! The ancient Romans went there to watch the agones, and hence it was known as “Circus Agonalis”. Its beautiful fountain, restaurants, and statues, create a very aesthetically pleasing atmosphere that is perfect for every insta-gal that is after the perfect photo!
9. Villa Borghese
You have to make sure Villa Borghese is on your Rome itinerary list! It’s a massive garden, where you can find art galleries, sculptures, a river where you can rent a boat, even a zoo! There’s literally something for everybody and you have to make sure you visit it and capture the moments of yourself having fun or looking very aesthetically pleasing and pretty!
10. Literally any place with food!
Rome is THE place in the world where you can enjoy divinely delicious pizza, spaghetti, lasagna, real Italian gelato or perfect cups of coffee! So when you find yourself in the capital of Italy you just have to indulge! Make sure you take a photo of yourself enjoying your time and share it, so your friends know you’re true instagram goals.