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Instagrammable Locations in Rome & Tips

Rome is a treat for the eyes and soul. A beautiful and romantic city with impeccable history. It is fairly easy to walk through Rome without needing much of transportation and while doing so explore many paths and stunning corners.

Rome does not really have secret gems for Instagram photos. All the locations are pretty much known to everybody. One tip that I have for you is to go early in the morning since Rome is one of the cities with the biggest amount of tourists. And my advice is for you to get creative, instead of having the same pictures and poses as everyone else.

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Castel Sant’Angelo at night

Rome does not really have secret gems for Instagram photos. All the locations are pretty much known to everybody. One tip that I have for you is to go early in the morning since Rome is one of the cities with the biggest amount of tourists. And my advice is for you to get creative, instead of having the same pictures and poses as everyone else.

Colosseum

The grand and probably most famous sight in Rome, with thousands of people visiting it daily. Instead of taking a picture in front of it, go up the hill in front of it. Along the wall, you will see at least 60 girls taking the same picture. Find an empty spot and get creative. Even better, head to Parco del Colle Oppio. While walking towards the Colosseum, you have the chance of getting some unique pictures. 

If you want, you can also book a table in advance in the Arome restaurant, which has the perfect Colosseum view with no one around you.

Fontana Di Trevi

The most known fountain in Europe is honestly stunning and architecturally beautiful. However, it is located in a quite small area and since thousands of tourists are there at all times it can get difficult to take a picture without lots of people being in it.

Your only option is to go as early as possible, around 6 or 7 in the morning. If you don´t feel like waking up this early, then find a high spot (metal fences) and blur the people around you. It is currently forbidden to sit or step on the fountain and soon there will be a barrier that would forbid tourists from going at all this close to the fountain.

Spanish Steps

You have no idea how many people are on the Spanish steps daily longing for a picture on the famous steps. In all honesty, the sight is nothing special and it is impossible to get a picture without people or while sitting on the steps anymore, as it is also forbidden. Security is always on the spot,  forbidding people from sitting.

My advice would be to skip these steps and head to Gemonian Stairs in Piazza Campidoglio that are often not noticed by tourists.

Castel Sant’Angelo

A cylindrical tower with great architectural structure. Head there early in the morning for a picture of just yourself in front of the tower, while standing on its bridge. If you do not manage to do that, then before going towards the tower, go from the other side of the bridge, on the left so you can capture yourself and Castel Sant’Angelo without anyone interrupting your view. 

Di Ponte Umberto

A stunning bridge between Castel Sant’Angelo and Saint Peter’s Basilica. For me one the most beautiful spots as well. From afar, you see the bridge, the river along with some fantastic views. You will never find many people around, but make sure to visit during morning and night. 

Trastevere

The Boheme neighbourhood that is far away from all touristy attractions. Go there to escape the big crowds of tourists and explore nice alleys, great restaurants and find artists with handmade goods. Most visitors fail to visit the area, as it is not quite known, but all it takes is a few pictures on Instagram, and the place will soon be booming with people.

The Vatican

Breathtaking. Exquisite. Impeccable. The Vatican is a real treat to the eyes and a definite must when you visit Rome. The artworks are not only amazing but also placed in perfectly decorated rooms and open spaces, with stunning ceilings. Even though it is impossible to not find big crowds, you will for sure get some very good pictures.

Also, you cannot miss the modern Bramante spiral stairs. Many people usually look for them for hours. But fright not. The staircase is your way to exit the museum, so follow the exit signs.

Eitch Borromini Rooftop

The trendiest rooftop in Rome at the moment, with the highest views, looking at Piazza Navona. Heading up to its terrace, you can get 360 views of many sights, such as the Pantheon dome, the Vittoriano in Piazza Venezia and the dome of St Peter’s Basilica.

Even though the restaurant is open all year long, the terrace opens during the summer months. But make sure to book in advance, if you want to dine there!

Villa Borghese

The third biggest park in Rome and a very pretty one with many things to see. Many gardens, museums, beautiful buildings, a lake and other attractions. The most Instagrammable spot in the garden is the Temple of Aesculapius, that you must definitely see.

Another great route is to head to Villa Borghese from the Spanish Steps or the other way around, for some stunning views of Rome from the top and other big sights. 


Even though getting pictures without hundreds of people around can be a challenge, be positive and enjoy your time in Rome. A city that will make you fall in love and impress you!

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