Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Hi guys! It's been a while, I know... in all honesty I sort of fell out of love with the whole blogging thing. Yep. I said it. After doing it for 7 years I just needed a break and to concentrate on one channel - which in this case, was Instagram. But now I feel ready to take on multi-channel approach once again and start sharing! Anyway, I wanted to share with you the most instagrammable places in Rome to get that perfect shot for the 'gram! From the top locations to little bit more obscure ones, get the top tips from an ex-expat!

The Colosseum.

So of course I had to start with the number one tourist-heavy spot in Rome! Beware, you will get harassed with water bottles, bracelets and magnets by the street sellers - but If you look for the official tour guides with the lanyards on, you'll be able to get discounted entry into the Colosseum - which believe me, is WELL worth it. It's about 50 for fast track entry and a guided tour, whereas the main queue you have to wait at the very least for 2-3 hours. You can of course try to get a shot inside - but you're best bet is to go up some steps for an overhead shot with the Colosseum in the background. For this picture, I went to into a bit more detail - I found a pizzeria, walked all the way back to this point, waited for a clearing to get the perfect shot without anyone in it.

-Top Tip- 
If you're after a really good corner shot, then look along the wall for graffiti that says 'SAK' you can see it where i'm sat - it's been there years and you can get the right angle if you sit there.

There's also a couple of cafe's near this spot to your right, however be prepared for pricey menus! It was so lovely sitting outside having a cappuccino admiring the Colosseum though.

Piazza Navona.

First of all, you need to visit Piazza Navona at night for a meal - it's absolutely lovely, but of course as usual in city centre Rome, be prepared to pay the price tag. We went here for our last night as a treat, and oh my it was good! There's plenty of side streets to explore - very authentic Italian if you're after that typical Lizzie Mcguire scooter shot! Fun fact - this was actually taken outside a Brothel - yeah, that's Lewis capturing my 'Is that what I think it is?!' look haha!

Altare Della Patria/The Altar of the Fatherland.

Nicknamed the 'wedding cake' this has been a building I've been visiting with my family since I was about 6 years old when we used to live in Italy. It's an absolutely stunning building, which holds an eternal flame that is protected by guards - it was actually built as a monument to pay respects to the first king of unified Rome.


Travestere is a super funky neighbourhood in Rome - picture colourful old buildings and tasty trattorias. You'll find a side street to take a quiet picture in front of beautiful door, or street view - there's something around every corner to see and snap!

Vatican & Sistene Chapel.

Ok, so the Vatican and sistene chapel are must visit destinations when you go to Rome, however make sure you get there early to avoid the crazy queues! There's plenty of beautiful architecture for a great backdrop picture, whether it's at Vatican City within the walls in front of the dome, or even a picture inside (where your camera is allowed!).

-Top Tip-
When you're wondering around the magnificent museum building before you enter the sistene chapel, there is a corridor that has a couple of windows with a stunning view of the Vatican - I managed to get this beautiful shot - and then all the tourists started to copy me!

Trevi Fountain.

I couldn't leave out my favourite place ever in Rome - the beautiful Trevi Fountain. It's a must-see day or night, but if you're really after that perfect picture you need to get there for around 6am. No - for real. If you're there when it creeps up to 7am, it starts to get REAL busy - after that, you have no chance of getting a shot on your own.

-Top Tip-
Get off at the metro stop called 'Spagna' which takes you out at the spanish steps, then it's about a 5-10 min walk from there to get to the fountain - super easy!

I hope you found my tips on hot spot locations easy for your Rome adventure! If you fancy more - I also vlogged the trip! Take a look here:

Lots of love,
Hannah xoxo


1 comment

  1. I am going to Rome in October and your post has given me so many tips! It looks so beautiful - I really cannot wait! xx

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