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TOP 10 – Most Instagrammable Places in Rome

What are the most Instagrammable places in Rome?

For every Roman citizen, Rome is the most beautiful place in the world. The magic of art and antiquities is reflected in every corner and in every street. It is the Eternal City not only for its age: this year it turns 2775 years old. It is also eternal for its atmosphere, for its beauties, for its hidden and undiscovered places. Nowadays, among cameras and various flashes, Rome is one of the most beautiful places to photograph. It’s also the perfect backgrounf for selfies. So let’s find out together the top 10 of the most instagrammable places in Rome.

1. Colosseum

In first place is the Colosseum, one of the seven wonders of the world. It is also present on the 5 cent coin. Inimitable and symbol of Rome, it is one of the must visit and see in detail. Once an arena for gladiator games, today it is one of the most visited monuments in the world. If you are not really into culture, you can always take a walk around it and admire it from afar. Its aura of millenary stone of Rome is also perceptible from the outside.

Tip: choose the time of the evening to be able to enjoy the profile of the monument in the moonlight.

2. Altare della Patria

It is one of the best known monuments of Rome, also known as the wedding cake or the typewriter. The Botticino marble with which it is built stands out in a Rome made of travertine. It represents the Monument to the Unknown Soldier and is located in Piazza Venezia, close to the Capitoline Hill. It was open to the public on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the unification of Italy. Today it is one of the most photographed monuments.

Tip: take advantage of the colored lights of the sunset to bring out the white of the marble and have a unique photo.

3. Spanish Steps

Spanish Steps, feverish and colorful, is perhaps one of the most envied squares in the world for its suggestive staircase. In spring it becomes a riot of flowers. In the heart of Rome, it is the beating heart of luxury shopping for Via dei Condotti and the other adjacent ones. It houses one of the most beautiful fountains in Rome, the Barcaccia, the work of Pietro Bernini and his son Gian Lorenzo Bernini, one of the greatest artist of the time.

Tip: the best time to photograph the Spanish Steps is at dawn, only in this way you can shoot undisturbed.

4. Trevi Fontain

“Marcello, come here!”: this is how Anita Eckberg shouted during the famous bath in the Trevi Fountain. It is the emblem of the Dolce Vita, a stone’s throw from Via Vittorio Veneto, but also the undisputed symbol of the city. Anyone who has come to Rome, for tourism or for work, knows the history of the superstitious gesture. Throwing the coin into the fountain (strictly from behind) means making a wish.

Tip: photograph it early in the morning (also because it is a very crowded place at other times of the day) and don’t forget to make a wish.

5. Pantheon

Originally, the monument was dedicated to all the gods of ancient Rome. It was later converted into a church and it houses the tomb of Raffaello Sanzio, one of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance. On the top there is a hole from which light enters, even if according to the legende water too doesn’t enter due to the architecture of the dome. Every year, on the day of Pentecost, a shower of rose petals falls from the oculus: a truly unmissable sight to be photographed.

Tip: choose the moment when the light creates a beam inside the monument, like a cinematic bull’s-eye. 

6. Piazza Navona

It is one of the most beautiful squares in Rome. It represents the triumph of Baroque Rome, thanks to the majestic Fountain of the Four Rivers by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. In a profusion of allegorical figures, the artist represented the four continents known at the time: Europe, America, Asia and Africa. At the time of Ancient Rome here there was the Stadium of Domitian, but today it is one of the most beautiful corners of Rome to experience. Moreover here we hold most of our classes in Piazza Navona. Do not miss the opportunity to learn how to make the typical dishes of Rome. Take also a picture with your creations in one of the most beautiful places of the city.

Tip: taking a photo with your own pasta is a curious and captivating idea. 

7. Saint Angel Castle

Saint Angel Castle stands out on the Lungotevere, with its golden colors that shine in the golden hour giving a magical touch to the photographs. Perhaps that is why it is one of the most popular monuments. Once it was the Mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian, today it represents one of the symbols of Rome. From every angle, the castle looks wonderful.

Tip: you can photograph it from Saint Angel Bridge with the angels from Bernini’s workshop to frame you. 

8. Saint Peter Square and the Colonnade

The great Bernini embrace of the Colonnade of Saint Peter is one of the most beautiful photos that can be taken in Rome. One of the symbolic places of Rome, but also of Christianity: St. Peter’s Basilica is a majestic and centuries-old building. The colonnade becomes almost an antechamber of the basilica. It is composed by 284 doric columns, sixteen meters high, arranged in four rows to create three aisles. The choice was motivated by the desire to create an optical effect with which to reduce the distance between the basilica and the square.

Tip: try to get the right perspective that can also include Michelangelo’s dome. 

9. Gianicolo Hill

The Gianicolo is one of the hills of Rome from which you can enjoy one of the most evocative views of the capital. Location of the first scene of the film “The Great Beauty”, it was also called Montorio, “monte aureo”, which means golden mountain because of the yellow sand of which it is composed. The Fontanone is a majestic monument, whose water creates a perfect symphony and soundtrack to the vision. You can see the entire historic center from above recognizing the main monuments.

Tip: the best times to photograph the landscape are sunrise (for the soft lights that watercolored the monuments) and sunset (for the vivid brush strokes that highlight their outlines). 

10. Garden of the Orange Trees

At the top of the Aventine hill, the Garden of the Orange Trees is one of the most beautiful locations from which to enjoy the view of Rome. A quiet and reserved place, it is adjacent to one of the most beautiful and ancient medieval churches in Rome, Santa Sabina It’s also close to the famous keyhole from which you can admire the dome of Saint Peter. In the park it is possible to admire the fragrant bitter orange trees that give to the park its name. According to an ancient legend it seems that they are miraculous, but it is absolutely forbidden to pick the fruits.

Tip: choose to take a “lost paradise” shot with the view of Rome in the background.

And there are many other places to photograph in the city, because every corner can become a suggestive moment to take. This is just one of the Top 10 of the most instagrammable places in Rome. Each person, based on their tastes or choices, can create their own list.

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