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The Top Instagram Worthy Places of Rome

Hello and welcome back! Rome, an eternal city is a place that is not worth to be visited once, but maybe twice. Or maybe three to four times. I am not a fan of restricting myself in any way. However, it is also a paradise for content creators. One Instagram Worthy Spot is next to another and one incredible view comes after the next one. And if you are looking for a guide to all the top Instagram worthy places of Rome, you found it right here!

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One of the disadvantages of Rome might be that the city is incredibly packed with tourists from all over the world (Have a look at my post about Mass Tourism Around the World for more info!). I can’t blame them as I am one of them. However, the hunt for the perfect selfie can be a little bit draining and hard, especially if a person runs into your shot for the 5th time. Therefore this post is focused on how to get the best Instagram shots of Rome, even when you are not the only person admiring that special sight. It might be hard, but I am sure with my tips you will get it done eventually!

The Colosseum

Let’s start with a sight that is easy to take pictures with! The incredible Colosseum remains one of Rome’s biggest landmarks and Instagrammers from all over the world a frolicking to go there. Touring the colosseum is one of the greatest things to do in Rome. The good news is that it is easy to get your shot when you are standing just in front of that little mural. To get there, make sure to walk up the Via Nicola Salvi. From there you can easily set up your tripod and sit on the small wall and promise: no one will get into your shot!

The Colosseum is also one of the biggest highlights of Rome at night! It is beautifully illuminated and you just want to start to sing “That’s Amore” by Dean Martin!

Colosseum at Night

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Foro Romano

Something I learned about in every single Latin lesson in school was how important the Foro was for the Romans back in their days. Today the Foro is a huge area with impressive relics lying around. If you want a shot with it, there is an easy way to get it!

Picture of the Foro Romano

Altare Della Patria

There are only a few buildings that left me absolutely speechless. There are a few that are quite overwhelming but the Altare Della Patria is one of the most incredible pieces of architecture that I have laid my eyes on.

I couldn’t put down my camera when I was there. The special tip I have for you is to visit it during sunset to get some of the most incredible pictures.

St. Peter’s Basilica

This might be the one sight in Rome that is the most occupied. It is the one thing that you would always visit even if you have only one day in Rome. The St. Peter’s Basilica is so magnificent and beautiful that you simply need to take photos of and with it!

Tip: If you want to see the inside of the Basilica, make sure to book your tickets in advance and make sure to be there super early. People start to line up to get inside even before sunrise, so be prepared!

We went there at approximately 11 am on a cloudy day, so we managed to get the shots we wanted without too many people in our shots, of course, if you go there earlier, there will be fewer people, but for me, it was ok like this! A simple trick to get the attention of the other tourists, in my opinion, is to simply get yourself closer to your camera. You will take up more space in the picture, drawing the attention back to you.

Castel Sant’Angelo

Quite close to the St. Peter’s Basilica is the Castel Sant’ Angelo. It was meant to be a mausoleum for some emperor but now it is turned into a museum. The most impressive perspective on it is the one you get from the bridge. Make sure to get a shot there, although it might be a little bit crowded.

But even when you can’t get that shot right away, don’t be frustrated. Once you cross the bridge, you can walk down a pair of stairs, so you can stand directly next to the Tiber. From there you will get awesome shots with no one else standing in it!

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Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi e Piazza Navona

It is hard not to get overwhelmed by Rome when they are so many instagrammable places sprinkled across the city. One of my personal highlights was the Piazza Navona with the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi! This breathtaking fountain resembles the four biggest streams across the globe (or at least the parts where papal authority had spread): Nile, Ganges, Rio de la Plata & the Danube.

Girl standing in front of the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi e Piazza Navona

Taking pictures here was quite easy, as even during lunchtime, this fountain was not overcrowded.

Fontana de Trevi

This must be one of the most photographed places in Rome. And that gets us to the point where things start to get hard. Trevi Fountain is always PACKED. There are so many people trying to get their shot, having yours won’t be easy breezy. It is also not that helpful to go there early in the morning, as due to the surrounding buildings, the sun won’t really reach the fountain in the early morning.

crowds standing in front of Trevi Fountain
girl with yellow skirt in front of Trevi Fountain

The trick is to be patient and take the time you need to get the shot. Oh and try to take as many pictures as you can and to get them as fast as you can!

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