Ah Italy, the place of love and romance, sights and views, history and culture. In fact, a destination can’t get more instagrammable than Italy! This Mediterranean paradise has a whole host of picturesque cities and small towns perfect for a family holiday and a couples paradise at the same time. Head to Rome for your added dose of fascinating facts or make your way to Venice for a calming, tranquil experience. Wherever it is in Italy that tickles your fancy, you’ll no doubt be able to make your Italian escape into a picture-perfect trip.
Venice is one of a kind. Thanks to its colourful buildings and twisting canals, Venice is definitely a destination for the ‘gram! Hop onto a gondola as you make your way through the city on water and snap those all-important pictures. However, canals aren’t the only thing that Venice has to offer. Wander around its public squares for picturesque shots of the city’s architecture.
Best places in Venice to photograph:
- Rialto Bridge
- The Riva Degli Schiavone
- St. Mark’s Basilica
Italy is home to some wonderful marvels. In particular, a trip to Rome doesn’t disappoint. Stare in awe as you come across towering and inspiring pieces of architecture.
Best architecture to photograph:
- The Colosseum
- Piazza Navona
- St. Peter’s Square
Rome’s Trevi fountain is not just a beautiful sight to see in person, but it’s definitely an insta-worthy shot. Legend has it that you should throw a coin into the fountain using your right hand and over your left shoulder and this will ensure your return to the city in the future. Luckily, Italy has loads of fountains to choose from to get that perfect snap.
Best fountains to photograph:
- Trevi Fountain
- Fontana della Barcaccia, Piazza di Spagna
- Fountain of the Naiads, Piazza della Repubblica
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‘Trevi Fountain’ – Rome 🇮🇹 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Known as ‘Fontana Di Trevi’ in Italian, it’s estimated that €3,000 are thrown into the fountain each day. Not surprising though, as I saw one person throw in at least five euros worth just for one picture. ••• Fact: In 2016, an estimated €1.4 million was thrown into the fountain. The money is then used to subsidise a supermarket for the needy. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Shot taken on @canonaustralia 6D Mark II 📷 #travel #europe #italy #rome
Italy’s coastline is simply beautiful. You can expect deep blue waters and colourful buildings jutting out along the rugged cliffs. One of the best views to be seen in the whole country, the Amalfi Coast is a winner when it comes to picture-perfect shot.
Best coastlines to photograph:
If Italy is known for one thing, it is its delicious cuisine. We’ve all had pasta and pizza, but it’s not the same as when you’re in Italy. Whatever you choose to order, it will no doubt be the tastiest! Not forgetting, you’ll always have plenty of parmesan on hand. On top of that, it won’t just be the food which is instagrammable, but the restaurants too.
Best restaurants to photograph:
- Clube del Doge, Venice
- Ristorante Paris, Rome
- Ristorante La Sponda, Positano
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