8 Envy-Inducing Instagrammable Spots in Rome

You don’t have to be a professional photographer to see that the Eternal City is one of the most beautiful cities on Earth. 

You’ve got your ancient palazzos, centuries-old piazzas, artistic masterpieces, Basilica domes and classic Roman rooftops all under the same pink-tinted skies. Get your cameras ready and head to these eight picture-perfect Instagrammable spots in Rome (just don’t expect to find the obvious Colosseum and Trevi Fountain on our list!). 

Ready to give all your followers major FOMO? These Instagrammable spots in Rome will take your breath away.

1. Ponte Milvio

Ponte Milvio is a sprawling neighbourhood in northern Rome just over the bridge of the same name. And we’re not just talking about any bridge—it’s said that this bridge is where Roman Emperor Constantine the Great converted to Christianity in the year 312! 

Step onto the bridge, look out onto the Tiber river and the Corso Francia bridge and snap your shot. This romantic spot is especially perfect if you’re traveling with your special someone!

The Ponte Milvio bridge is one of the most Instagrammable spots in Rome, especially at sunset.
The bridge also happens to be one of our favorite sunset spots in Rome. Photo credit: @schillo_

2. Pincio Terrace

Without a doubt, this is one of the most beautiful places to watch the sunset in Rome. 

Right above Piazza del Popolo, the Pincio Terrace offers stunning views of the piazza and St. Peter’s Basilica dome. It’s not exactly a secret location to take out your camera, but definitely one worth the walk. 

View from the Pincio Terrace, one of the most Instagrammable spots in Rome.
The views from the Pincio Terrace are nothing short of breathtaking. Photo credit: @christian_machagua

3. The Orange Garden

Sitting on Aventine Hill, just steps away from the Circus Maximus, you’ll find this jaw-droppingly beautiful garden, officially known as the Savello Park

Amidst towering pine trees, you’ll find a pebbly path that leads to a beautiful terrace overlooking the Eternal City. Sweeping views of everything from the Altare della Patria to Santa Maria in Cosmedin to the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica await you. No wonder it’s one of the most Instagrammable spots in Rome!

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The Orange Garden, one of the most Instagrammable spots in Rome.
The garden itself also makes for a lovely place for a stroll. Photo credit: @itsgiadab

4. The Keyhole of the Knights of Malta

Just a few meters away from the Orange Garden, you’ll stumble upon one of the most unique places in Rome: the Keyhole of the Knights of Malta

Unless you come early in the morning, don’t be shocked by the line that forms outside the door to peek into the keyhole. Something very special is in store for you: the most striking view of St. Peter’s Basilica. If you want to step beyond the door and visit the gardents themselves, you’ll have to make a reservation.

The Keyhole of the Knights of Malta is definitely one of the most unique Instagrammable spots in Rome.
A bonus: nobody will get in your way while taking this shot! Photo credit: @awkward.little.rae

5. Fontana dell’Acqua Paola

Just a short walk from Trastevere, you’ll find the famous Acqua Paola Fountain, commonly called “Il Fontanone” by us locals. 

But it’s not just the stunning fountain surrounded by vintage Fiat 500s you should take shots of. Walk towards the terrace to catch mesmerizing views of Rome. 

The Fontana dell'Acqua Paola is one of the most Instagrammable spots in Rome—both the fountain itself and the nearby terrace.
This beautiful fountain gives the more famous Trevi a run for its money. Photo credit: @_grunvet

6. Via Margutta

Ivy-clad walls, art workshops and galleries dot this picturesque side street off of Via del Babuino. Step into Via Margutta and leave the crowds of tourists behind to immerse yourself in an oasis within the historic center. Here, there’s no wrong place to snap your Instagram shot—every ivy-covered corner is magnificent. 

Via Margutta is one of the most instagrammable spots in Rome.
Via Margutta is the colorful Roman street of your dreams. Photo credit: Federica Rustico

7. Altare della Patria

Nicknamed “the Wedding Cake” or “the Typewriter,” L’Altare della Patria is a monument built in honor of King Victor Emanuel I that sits right on Piazza Venezia. 

While you can take pictures of this beautiful monument from the street level, the best view is the one from the Terrazza delle Quadrighe—the terrace on top of the monument, only accessible by elevator. Once the elevator doors open, you’ll see just how worth it that €10 fee is. 

Head up to the top of the Altare della Patria and see why it's one of the most instagrammable spots in Rome.
The views from the Terrazza delle Quadrighe will leave you speechless. Photo credit: Federica Rustico

8. Street art in Ostiense

Not everyone knows that Rome has some very cool street art. In fact, graffiti has even been legalized in some areas, including the famous Ostiense neighborhood. 

Wander along and discover a world of beautiful street art, from JB Rock’s “Wall of Fame” to Omino71 and Mr. Klevra’s Cartoon Network murals. It’ll soon become clear why Ostiense is one of the best—and most unconventional—Instagrammable spots in Rome.

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