Most Instagrammable Places in Rome – 2022

Rome is one of the most photogenic cities in Europe.  Ancient landmarks, colourful neighbourhoods, elegant fountains, beautiful architectural buildings are just some of the best Rome Instagram spots to take the best shots. 

When you’re visiting the Eternal City to shoot, the last thing you want to do is miss out on one of these magical Instagrammable locations. That’s why our guide to the most Instagrammable places in Rome is here to inspire and help you map out your visit. 

 

The view from San Gianicolo Hill  

 

Gianicolo Hill offers a breathtaking scenic view of Central Rome. It is located outside the ancient city and is very close to historic places like the Vatican. This is a perfect place for sight lovers as well as for history lovers. It is one of the highest hills in Rome and includes many famous historic centres such as the Dome of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Borghese Villa, and Galleria Borghese.  The hill is also known for its defence against French troops. Thus, every day at noon, a cannon goes off from here to proclaim the time of day. This has happened every single day for the past 165 years, only having been interrupted once! The hill lies just behind the characteristic Trastevere neighbourhood. Therefore, it is one of the most Instagrammable places in Rome. You can spend a lovely evening in this area, enjoying the sunset over St Peter’s Basilica, then heading down the hill to one of the many restaurants and bars to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine. Visit the San Gianicolo Hill to get that panoramic Instagram picture checked off your list.  

 

Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana 

 

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The most imposing and symbolic building in the developed and modernized district of Rome is without doubt the Palazzo Della Civilta Italiana, which is also known as the “Square Colosseum”. This building was commissioned by Benito Mussolini. Hence, the building remains a symbol of Italian Fascist architecture. In addition to this, Mussolini wanted this building to remind people of the ancient Colosseum and give them the impression that fascism would last forever. Furthermore, each side of the building consists of six rows of nine arches, rising to a height of 50m. Likewise, these numbers are a homage to the project’s fascist patron, with the six rows reflecting the six letters of Benito and the nine arches the nine letters of Mussolini. Most recently, the Fendi fashion house purchased and renovated the building where they established the global headquarters. Furthermore, occasional contemporary-art exhibitions are staged on the ground floor. A very elegant and high-fashion location to get the perfect Instagram picture to spice up your feed.  

Piramide di Caio Cestio (Pyramid of Cestius), Via Raffaele Persichetti 

If someone told you that they had visited a pyramid while visiting Rome, would you have believed him? Now you have a chance to see it yourself. The Pyramid of Cestius is a monumental pyramid, built over 2,000 years ago by a Roman nobleman Gaius Cestius. It was made accessible to the public for the first time ever in 2015. Located on the outskirts of Rome, it is one of the best-preserved ancient buildings in the Italian capital. This pyramid is 37 metres tall and nearly 30 square metres large. Fun fact; the pyramid used to be covered in marble. Now, that is impressive! Thanks to the great state of preservation of the pyramid, visitors can even enter the burial chamber, which is concealed inside, still boasting beautiful ancient decor and frescos. WOW, your Instagram followers, with a picture of this hidden gem!  

Trastevere 

 

 

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Perhaps the most charming neighbourhood in all Rome is Trastevere. A  beautiful and vibrant area full of authentic Roman trattorias and cafes. From romantic winding alleyways and cobblestone streets to majestic churches and splendid piazzas, there’s plenty to keep tourists busy. This atmospheric neighbourhood with the great nightlife is located on the west bank of the Tiber. One of the true beauties of Trastevere is Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, with the picture-perfect Basilica alongside the golden mosaics and external fountain. The Basilica is one of the oldest churches in Rome and was dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Trastevere is very quiet during the day, pleasantly removed from the crowds and hustle and bustle of the city, yet conveniently located within walking distance from the Historic Center, the Vatican City and Spanish Steps. Hence, it is one of the top things to do when in Rome. It is truly the ideal location for a lovely stroll to see the true colours of Bella Rome and the best photo to brighten up your Instagram feed. 

 

Quartiere Coppedè  

Quartiere Coppedè is an unexpected and extraordinary area within the Trieste district in Rome, Italy. Its architecture incorporates a mix of Ancient Greek, Medieval, Mannerist, Roman Baroque, and Art Nouveau styles. For this reason, it is also known as Rome’s “Fairytale” district. The architect of this gorgeous district is the Florentine architect Gino Coppedè, who was working on the quarter from 1913 until he died in 1927. It is a unique location; you will probably not find it in tourist guides. No two buildings look the same. Likewise, all the buildings have beautiful murals painted onto the exterior. Additionally, the wonderful ‘frog fountain’ is a great location to take your memorable Instagram photo. Moreover, Coppedè’s fantasy style buildings have attracted several filmmakers over the years. This novel setting was seen on the big screen in movies such as The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974), Inferno (1980) and  The Omen (1976). 

 

Conclusion:  

Rome is a beautiful timeless city and the most Instagrammable places are scattered all around it! Realistically, you’d need at least a few days if not longer to photograph all these locations. I’d recommend picking the ones that really stand out and then photographing others nearby so that you don’t miss your favourite shots. 

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