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Your Guide To The Best Instagram Places in Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy the eternal city is one of the most charming and photogenic cities in the world. Home to some of the most famous monuments in the world, Rome is full of Instagrammable places! With 4 days in Rome, we combed through the most Instagram worthy places you won’t want to miss! Here’s to la dolce vita!

Colosseum in Rome
View of Colosseum near the train station

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The Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain is easily one of the most Instagrammable places in Rome. Do I have any Lizzy Maguire fans here?! Because the Trevi Fountain is so famous, it’s crowded at all times!

If you really want pictures with little to no people, it is best to plan your photoshoot at the Trevi Fountain by 7 AM. If waking up early is not in the cards, you can usually still get a photo with the right angles, you just might not be able to capture the full fountain. The Trevi Fountain is also one of the best free things to do in Rome!

Remember, don’t go inside the fountain and bring at least 3 coins to toss over your shoulder into the fountain! 

Update: You are no longer allowed to sit on the ledge of the Trevi Fountain as you see me doing below. 

Address: Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

One of the best Photo Spots is Rome's Trevi Fountain. Woman in yellow dress sitting on edge

The Spanish Steps

Located in Piazza di Spagna (the Spanish Square), you will find another top photo-worthy place in Rome. Again, the best time to do your photoshoot at this Rome Instagram spot is early in the morning to avoid the crowds.

We did our photoshoot at the Spanish Steps right after seeing the Trevi Fountain, so it is definitely within walking distance if you want to hit both.

Sunset is another great time to visit the Spanish Steps, however, the steps will be full of people so many not as Instagrammable.

Update: You are no longer able to sit or eat on the Spanish Steps, you you can still walk up and down them and take a photo.

Address: Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

The Spanish Steps are a must visit in Rome and are very Instagrammable


Not only is the Pantheon one of the most Instagrammable places in Rome, but it is also one of the coolest places to visit in the eternal city. This now Roman ruin is the only unsupported dome in the world. Make sure to go inside and see it!

For photography purposes, the best time once again is to do your photoshoot in the morning to avoid crowds. Our photo was taken mid-day in May and it just rained (which is why there were fewer people). Come back at night to hang out and drink wine.

Address: Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Head to the Pantheon early to get the best Instagram shot


You can’t visit Rome without seeing the Colosseum! It holds the spot as one of the 7 Wonders of the World.

The best place to get an Instagrammable photo with no one in it is by going to the back of the Colosseum near the train on the edge of the wall. You might have to walk up the steps depending on which way you are coming from.

Also, we would highly suggest taking a tour inside! A guided tour with skip the line is totally worth it.

Colosseum Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Arch of Constantine

You can find the Arch of Constantine right next to the Colosseum. Believe it or not, a lot of detail on the arch has been added on and was not a part of the original. Additionally, you can find a good photo location on the hill behind the arch!

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View of Arch of Constantine near the Colosseum

Palatine Hill

If you do a guided tour of the Colosseum, it usually includes a visit to Palatine Hill. Palatine Hill looks over the Roman Forum (which is also incredible). I think this is easily an underrated Instagrammable place in Rome. Head to the overlook for a stunning view of Roman ruins!

Palatine Hill is located across from the Colosseum!

The views from Palatine Hill in Rome are very Instagram worthy
Views from Palatine Hill

Roman Forum

Next, is actually inside the Roman Forum. Here you get to walk next to tons of ancient ruins, making for some epic photo opportunities! Seriously, there are ancient Roman ruins everywhere, and a lot of them are not even blocked off making for the perfect photo opportunity!

Because this area of ruins is pretty big, you just have to look for the right angles to avoid people. If you look at the below shot at the top right corner, you will see all the people overlooking it.

Castel Sant’Angelo

Another underrated photo location gem to get Instagram photos in around Castel Sant’Angelo. You can get Instagrammable photos all around this castle including the walkway up to it. If you decide to pay to go inside, there is a great view of the entire city including the Vatican.

Address: Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00193 Roma RM, Italy

views from Castel Sant'Angelo
Views at the top of Castel Sant’Angelo

Piazza Navona

This Piazza is probably one of Rome’s best squares! There is one main fountain that is incredibly Instagrammable with two smaller fountains on each end. This is also a great place to come to sit at a restaurant, have some Aperol Spritz, and people watch.

Piazza Navona is usually packed with vendors and street artists selling things (especially during the weekends), so it is best to come early in the morning for photos. It was raining the first time we visited, so the square was empty.

The Best Instagrammable Places in Rome including Piazza Navona

Altar of the Fatherland

Known in Rome as “The Wedding Cake” and “The Typewriter”, Altar of the Fatherland is actually the largest national monument in Italy and totally Instagrammable! Around the corner from this monument is also the Capitoline Museums of Rome, which also offer tons of Instagrammable places. The square behind the Typewriter was planned by Michelangelo.

Address: Piazza Venezia, 00186 Roma RM, Italy (Altar of the Fatherland)

Address: Piazza del Campidoglio, 1, 00186 Roma RM, Italy (Capitoline Museums)

Altar of the Fatherland in Rome Italy

The front of Capitoline Museums in Rome are super Instagrammable

Instagrammable Doors and Streets in Rome

Rome is also full of Instagrammable doors and streets. If you love photographing doors, you are going to love Rome. Some areas to find super Instagrammable streets is around the Jewish Ghetto (pictured below). The ally screams photograph me and there are even additional ruins in the Jewish Ghetto as well.

Rome is full of Instagrammable streets including the Jewish Ghetto

Other charming allies are situated around the amazing gelato place called Frigidarium. We went here every day just to walk around.

Furthermore, there are really stunning doors all around Rome. This particular door is found on Via di Torre Argentina 68 Lazio, Italy

Find tons of photo-worthy doors around Rome Italy

Rome Instagrammable Places Wrap-up

I hope you enjoyed our guide on Rome’s most Instagrammable places! I hope you enjoy Rome as much as we did and leave with beautiful photos and lasting memories of the Eternal City!

Be sure to tag me on Instagram @findlovetravel from these spots so I can share it on my stories!

Find a detailed guide on how to Spend 4 Days in Rome and other Italy travel tips here! These guides include where to eat and stay in Rome along with other practical tips and advice before visiting.

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17 thoughts on “Most Instagrammable Places in Rome”

  1. AH Rome is always so beautiful. We’ve been there so many times plus Toti used to live in the city centre and we know all these amazing spots. Can’t wait to come back to Italy and enjoy the beautiful Eternal City!!

  2. Rome was my first solo travel destination and it has a very special place in my heart. It’s such a beautiful city with so many great photo spots. My favorites are definitely Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum of course 🙂

  3. I have been wanting to visit Rome forever but never been! It looks stunning and I love your pictures! Will have to visit these places and get my insta pics!

  4. Fantastic round up of all the beautiful places in Rome! I see that I missed a few, so I guess I’m just going to have to go back for them 🙂


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