We spent three glorious weeks in beautiful Rome, so we have a lot of places and tips to share with you all! Here are the most Instagrammable places in Rome along with some handy tips for visiting.
1. The Spanish Steps
These beautiful steps are a famous meeting place in Rome- and we can see why! They are just stunning
Tips: Sunrise is essential if you want a photo like ours below! Around 7am the light is perfect and the streets are basically empty. We use a tripod and take multiple shots so we can edit out any people passing by behind us.
2. The Colosseum
Of course everyone knows the Colosseum of Rome! But still had to add it to this list.
Tips: Sunrise of course! You get really good lighting and no people. Photo angle below is up on the steps- if you don’t make it for sunrise you can snag this spot and get a photo without anyone behind you.
3. The Pantheon
This marvel building is Rome’s most well preserved Ancient Roman Monument! The exact age remains unknown but it is about 2000 years old- mind blowing! The word Pantheon is a Greek adjective meaning “honor all Gods”.
Tips: As always, get there early! If you can’t be smart with your photo angling- up close on the fountain with the view of the Pantheon behind you is the trick.
4. Castel Sant’Angelo
This building was once commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family, but is now a museum.
Tips: Early or around sunset for good lighting and minimal people. Go into the museum too and wander around!
5. Trevi Fountain
How could one go to Rome and not see this fantastic fountain? Of course, this one is probably in the top 3 most busiest places in Rome- and we can see why! It has just been restored and looks fantastic.
Tips: I think you know the theme by now, get there early! You are also not allowed tripods- the police will tell you off so be prepared for this. It is also a beautiful sight at night but prepare for the crowds.
6. Roman Forum
This ancient city has so much to explore- we loved wandering around the forum. Gorgeous views of Rome and lot’s of history to learn.
Tips: A crowded place most hours of the day but there are some lookouts where you can snap a photo like below without people getting in the way.
7. Altar of the Fatherland
This stunning monument, the largest in Rome, was controversial since its construction destroyed a large area of the Capitoline Hill to build it. The locals do not really like it and refer to it as “the wedding cake” or “the dentures”.
Tips: For a photo out the front, early is best as always. You can also pay 10 Euros and go up to the top for a fantastic view of Rome! The side provides great views of the Forum & the Colosseum.
8. Ponte Umberto |
This is a place for sunsets! This one is for those of you who don’t want to get up early. You can witness a stunning sunset down here by the river.
Tips: Wander down the stairs where the leaves frame the dome perfectly as shown in our second image.
9. Fiumi Fountain
The lesser known fountain but still a beautiful place to visit! This fountain is located in a square surrounded by restaurants and streets to explore.
Tips: Explore the surrounding streets and grab a yummy gelato on your visit!
10. Palazzo Zuccari
This gem was a fun one and more obscure thing to see in Rome. It is a really cool door and very unique!
Tips: Walk up the Spanish steps to see the view of Rome along the way.
11. Temple of Asclepius in the Villa Borghese Gardens
This garden was a hidden gem and so close to Rome city! Take a wander around sunset and see beautiful trees and monuments.
Tips: Sunset is beautiful for this park! You’ll also get lovely views of Rome city when you walk down Viale Adamo Mickievicz next to Casina Valadier (as shown in our second image below).
12. Rooftop of the Iconic Pantheon Hotel
A lesser known spot for drink or a bite to eat while taking in panoramic views of the city. Worth a visit!
Tips: If you don’t want to spend too much on food you can still go up and have a coffee or a drink.
13. The Vatican Museum
Unfortunately you can’t take photos inside the Sistine Chapel but you can remember your visit with a snap in the courtyard! There are a few beautiful places to wander around and enjoy here.
Tips: The Vatican is actually the busiest in the mornings, we had a super short line and minimal wait when entering around 3pm. However you must get there before 4pm as that is when the last admission is.
We hope you enjoyed our tips and wandering through the beautiful city of Rome!
Happy exploring! <3