11 most Instagrammable places in Rome

From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, these Instagrammable spots in Rome are the best places to take the perfect photos.

Rome may have been built thousands of years before the smartphone, but the city still has an abundance of Instagrammable spots made to be photographed. There are picturesque locations at every turn in Italy's capital, from unusual hidden gems to incredible landmarks like the Colosseum. But where are the best places in Rome for grid-worthy photos?

These popular travel creators have shared their favorite spots for taking photographs of the Eternal City, from the famous sights to off-the-beaten-path secrets. There are tips on how to beat the crowds, the best museums in Rome that many visitors overlook, and even the nearby gelato spots you shouldn’t miss. Worried about how you’ll find them all? Don’t. There’s a Google Maps link for all twelve locations.

Ready to boost your likes? Here are Rome’s most Instagrammable spots.


Admire Baroque architecture and vibrant street life at Piazza Navona.

1. Piazza Navona

“Take some snaps from every angle to capture the magic of Bernini's fountains at Piazza Navona. Indulge in gelato while you soak in the history and beauty that surrounds you. To avoid the crowds, visit early morning or late evening and experience the serene charm of this stunning square.”  @biankadventures

Address and opening hours:

Piazza Navona, 00186 Roma RM, Italy. Open 24/7.

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Experience the Pantheon, Rome's architectural masterpiece.

2. Pantheon

“The oculus at the top of the Pantheon's dome was never covered, allowing rainfall through the ceiling and onto the floor. Because of this, the interior floor is equipped with drains. If you manage to be in there when it rains, prepare for a magical show.”  @hakuna.matravelers

Address and opening hours:

Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Roma RM, Italy. Open 9:00 AM-7:00 PM every day.

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Find angel statues and views of Castel Sant'Angelo at Ponte Sant'Angelo.

3. Ponte Sant'Angelo

“To take the perfect picture, it is best to get down the stairs on the left bank of the river. You’ll get a great shot of Ponte Sant'Angelo with the castle in the background and no crowds in the picture. Go in the afternoon; the light isn’t so good in the morning.”  @hakuna.matravelers

Address and opening hours:

Ponte Sant'Angelo, 00186 Roma RM, Italy. Open 24/7.

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Oppian Hill promises panoramic views of the Colosseum and Rome's skyline.

4. Colosseum, Oppian Hill

“Opposite the Oppio Caffe is an amazing vantage point to see the Colosseum from a different angle. If you shoot from a slightly lower angle you can cut out the cars and crowds and make it look like you had the place to yourself, even if sadly, that isn’t an option at Rome’s most famous landmark.”  @eviegoldiee

Address and opening hours:

Viale del Monte Oppio, 00184 Roma RM, Italy. Open 7:00 AM-dusk every day.

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Snap photos of intricate sculptures for free at the Hendrik Christian Andersen Museum.

5. Hendrik Christian Andersen Museum

“A lesser-known but beautiful (and free) museum in Rome is the Hendrik Christian Andersen Museum. A Norwegian artist, he designed the building and decorated it in an eclectic neo-Renaissance style. Visit to get lost among the artist’s stunning sculptures and paintings.”  @daisyromaniello

Address and opening hours:

Via Pasquale Stanislao Mancini, 20, 00196 Roma RM, Italy. Open 9:30 AM-7:30 PM every day except Monday.


Admire Roman sculptures and ornate candelabra in the Galleria dei Candelabri.

6. Galleria dei Candelabri, Vatican Museums

“Known as the Galleria dei Candelabri because of the marble candelabras that divide the space into six sections, this spectacular corridor in the Vatican Museums brings together Greek and Roman artworks with statues, sarcophagi, and reliefs. Want to try to photograph it completely empty? All you have to do is buy the first admission and make a beeline for the space. Good luck!”  @daisyromaniello

Address and opening hours:

00120 Vatican City. Open Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-7:00 PM, and Friday-Saturday, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM.

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See the impressive exterior of St. Peter's Basilica from Gianicolo Hill.

7. Gianicolo Hill

“You cannot miss the view of the Eternal City from Gianicolo Hill, the second-highest hill in Rome. My favorite spot is on the opposite side of Gianicolo's most famous Belvedere. There lies a spectacular view of Michelangelo's dome on the top of St. Peter's Basilica, perfectly framed by trees.” @daisyromaniello

Address and opening hours:

VFR6+HH Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy. Open 24/7.

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Trevi Fountain is Rome's largest Baroque fountain and one of the most famous in the world.

8. Trevi Fountain

"If you really want pictures with few people in the background, it is best to plan your photoshoot at the Trevi Fountain by 7 AM. Pro tip: On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, they usually clean the fountain around 8 AM, so avoid those times (more information on the Trevi Fountain official website.”  @findlovetravel

Address and opening hours:

Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Roma RM, Italy. Open 24/7.

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Reach the top of the Bramante Staircase to capture enchanting aerial views.

9. Bramante Staircase, Vatican Museums

“There’s one thing that you shouldn’t miss at the Vatican Museums which isn’t strictly a work of art — the Bramante Staircase. The spiral staircase at the exit was created by the architect Giuseppe Momo in 1932 and is shaped like a double helix. The two interconnected spirals, one going down and one going up, were designed for easy crowd control, but it became one of the most photographed parts of the Vatican City.”  @daisyromaniello

Address and opening hours:

00120 Vatican City. Open Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-7:00 PM, and Friday-Saturday, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM.

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10. Spanish Steps

“If you're wondering how to get a picture on the Spanish Steps without the crowds, here's the answer: you have to go before the shops that surround the stairway open, which is around 10:00 AM. It's best to go on a weekday, as even early morning is crowded on the weekends.”  @petitesfeet


Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Roma RM, Italy. Open 24/7.

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History is literally written on the walls of the Arch of Titus.

11. Arch of Titus

“This 1st-century monument at the heart of Rome is a must-visit and very Instagrammable. Frame your shot in front of the Arch of Titus with the Colosseum in the background for an amazing composition that captures two of Ancient Rome’s most prominent landmarks. It’s amazing how much detail is preserved despite them being 2,000 years old.”  @curiousines

Address and opening hours:

Via Sacra, 00186 Roma RM, Italy. Open daily, 9:00 AM-6.30 PM.

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