Ah, Rome. The eternal city. The city to end all cities. Or as I know it better – the city where Julia Roberts stuffed her face with spaghetti in Eat, Pray, Love 🍝.
If you’ve taken even one second to go through my Insta feed lately, you’ll know that I just had the most AMAZING trip to Italy. And y’all, if you’re planning a trip to Italy anytime soon, then you’re in for a TREAT. From the literally countless pizza slices you’ll devour to the stunning historical sights you’ll taken in, a trip to Italy is going to be the time of your life. For sure, it’s one of my favorite countries in the world now! 💕🇮🇹
Now, I’m going to be doing a string of posts for all of the cities I visited on this grand lil’ Italian adventure (cue Eat, Pray, Love soundtrack 🎶). We’re going to start with Rome and then head over to Florence, Venice, Verona, and end up in Milan. Keep an eye out for these posts in the coming couple of weeks. I’ll be including tons of tips, tricks, and lots of fun stuff to help you when planning a trip to Italy.
Let’s start out with ROME! 😍 Deffo one of my top cities on this whole trip – we stayed about 3 days in Rome, which is the perfect amount of time if you know what you’re doing. If you go to Rome, you’re going to be taking pics. I mean, come on! This city is INCREDIBLE and your Insta feed would be sad without some Colosseum pics on there. That’s why I want to bring you through the top Instagrammable places in Rome – get ready for some great snaps! 📸
“Italy is Italy. But Rome is Rome.” – Robert de Niro
1. The Colosseum (duh) from Via Nicola Salvi
OK, this one’s a no-brainer. Seeing the Colosseum and braving the crowds of self-stick waving tourists should be at the top of your list of activities in Rome when you visit. However, as soon as you step up to this magnificent piece of history, you’re going to be overwhelmed taking that perfect pic for Insta.
The solution? Head up to the raised walkway at Via Nicola Salvi just east of the Colosseum and you’ll get the perfect view. Just follow the people who look like bloggers & insta-stars and you’ll find it. 😂
2. Trevi Fountain
So, we were pretty lucky on this trip to be only a minute walk from the Trevi, AKA where Lizze Mcguire infamously met the dreeaaammmy Paulo 😍. Of course, you’re going to have to fight off crowds of tourists to get to a good shot of this place. Try to get there super early in the morning (we’re talking 6 to 7 am people) to get a good shot in front of it without selfie sticks waving the background.
3. Every single street, everywhere
Literally every single street in Rome is perfect for your Insta. I mean, come on, how can you beat these!?
As we walked around the streets of the eternal city, we just popped onto random streets and took some shots. It’s probably one of my favorite things about Rome. Every street has something cute or unique about it, so you’re going to be OVERWHELMED with shots by the end of your trip.
4. The Monti neighborhood
The Monti neighborhood is right in the middle of all the action. You’re just minutes away from the Parthenon, the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and plenty of other sights. Just walking around in this cute place will make you want to stay in Rome forever!
P.S. Whether you’re simply looking for a room in Rome or 5-star hotels in Rome, you’ve got to check out CasaCau. This absolutely gorgeous apartment-hotel combo right spack-dab in the Monti neighborhood was one of the big highlights of our trip to Italy. There are multiple incredible apartments for you to choose from, the best service on the planet, AND you get food stocked in your kitchen & fresh croissants delivered to your door every morning. How great is that!? 😱🥐
Plus, like I said earlier, we were right in the middle of town, literally right next to Trevi Fountain. The location just couldn’t be any better.
For real, check Casacau out if you need a simply amazing place to stay, whether you’re spending 3 days in Rome or longer.
Lastly, I’ll mention one of the places we didn’t get to see while in Rome, but you should defy add to your list! We got plenty of recommendations to visit this bridge to get some great shots at sunset of both sides of the city.