Rome is a gorgeous city just waiting to be photographed. From the architecture to the history, everywhere you turn there is something incredible to see. Taking photos is one of the best ways to remember your trip. Here are 9 of the best places to take pictures in Rome.
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1. The Colosseum
Probably the most famous buildings in Rome, the Colosseum was once the scene of many sporting events. If you don’t want to stand in a 2-hour long line then I suggest getting your tickets ahead of time. You can get your tickets to the Colosseum here.
Photo Tip: Try looking for different photo spots on the outside of the Colosseum. For Example, across the street is Oppian Hill, It’s a great place to get a shot.
2. St. Peters Copula
This is one of the best views of Rome. You can find it by climbing 551 stairs to the top of St. Peter’s Basilica. You can opt to take the elevator up 320 of those stairs but it will cost you 7 Euros.
3. The Pantheon
Now a Catholic church, the Pantheon used to be a Roman temple, built as a temple for the gods. Inside the Pantheon you will see the gorgeous dome roof and 8 recessed walls, three of which are tombs, four are chapels and the remaining one is the high altar.
Photo Tip: You can get a great shot of the Pantheon outside near the fountain.
4. Trevi Fountain
One of my favorite photo spots is the Trevi Fountain. You can get so creative with the pictures you take here. It gets crazy busy so go early or late at night. Don’t forget to make your wish and throw in a coin. This was one of my Rome bucket list experiences.
5. Banks of Tiber
For another beautiful view of St. Peter’s Basilica, walk along the Banks of the Tiber river. You can get some awesome shots of the bridge and St. Peter’s Basilica in the background.
Photo Tip: Reflection photos are so pretty. The best time of day to get reflections is early in the morning around sunrise while the water is still calm.
The best place for people-watching is Piazza Navona. One of Rome’s most famous open squares is surrounded by gorgeous buildings, bars, restaurants, and filled with artists and performers during the day. If you go early in the day you can get some great photos that aren’t filled with tourists.
7. Vatican Museum
The Vatican Museum is one of the most visited museums in the world. You will see an abundance of photo opportunities inside. One of the best spots in the Vatican Museum is the spiral staircase, it is truly mesmerizing. The museum gets very busy during peak hours so make sure to reserve your tickets beforehand.
8. Piazza del Campidoglio
Another square in Rome is the Piazza del Campidoglio. It is located on the top of Capitoline Hill, one of the seven hills of ancient Rome. The symmetry of the Piazza makes for really good shots. A lot of tours leave from here so beat the crowds by getting there early. You could also visit later in the evening to see it light up at night.
9. Aventine Hill
Aventine Hill is also one of the seven hills of ancient Rome. Once on Aventine Hill, you will find The Knights of Malta gate, where you will see one of the best photo opportunities. If you look through the gate keyhole you will see a beautiful view of St. Peter’s Basilica, bordered by lush green trees.
I hope this helps you find the best places to take pictures in Rome! Been to Rome already? Where did you take your favorite photo in Rome? Let us know in the comments.