Can you be more photogenic, Rome?

see it for yourself…

I hope our itinerary and tips helped you with the planning. 

We’ve been back from Rome months now and we still can’t believe we were there! 

Browsing through those travel pictures makes me extremely happy! First is the rich culture behind Rome, second is as two photographers travel together, we finally found our way to work out on video and pictures. My love is into movies and video, so all he wants is to take a short film of me, me at the same time, want to take pictures of him, and for the blogs. I know it may be exhausted to travel with a travel blogger, hehe, but we did it well and got so much good stuff. The key is, always be patient, be prepared, have good communication. we have our workflow like: take video first, then take still pictures. I don’t know how you do it, but curious about how a couple does travel to work this out, please feel free to share with me! 🙂 And now, I am sharing all the picturesque places we love with you.

On the list:

Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain)

If this extravagant fountain can not move you to take your camera out then you are weird! hehe, just kidding, it’s truly beautiful and very cinematic, just as La Dolce Vita, it deserves you to wake up early to beat the crowd. see our tips and experience here.

Pantheon & Fontana del Pantheon

My favorite architecture in this Rome trip, can’t get enough with the view as Peter Greenaway’s The Belly of an Architect opening shot just right here. One of the signatures of Rome. you can see the tips and what to expect of Pantheon here.

a nice location for wedding photo for sure! good for you guys! :)

Obelisco Della Minerva (Elephant and Obelisk)

This hidden gem, petite plaza just right behind the Pantheon. it’s very picturesque as the obelisk, the elephant, the wall have a harmonious color palette that personally loves it! 

Capitoline Museums

The most photogenic museum in Rome, I do not doubt to put it on the place. I love, love, love this museum so much, and would like to go back again if I was in Rome now, and guess what? Gucci has the same idea too, their creative Director Alessandro Michele chose the Capitoline Museums to unveil the new Gucci Cruise 2020 collection. See how it looks like and tips here.

Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps)

If you didn’t get a good shot here, you may regret…
Spanish Steps is quite a beauty but it’s also not easy to get, be sure to come as early as you can, and see some shooting angle, compositions from this post

Foro Romano (Roman Forum)

Honestly, my favorite from three of the major ruins (Palatine Hill, Roman Forum, Colosseum). And I found it super photogenic in a smart way. Especially the Temple of Saturn (Tempio di Saturno) and The Temple of Castor and Pollux. you can see the story and shooting angles at this post.

Roman Forum ultimate Rome trip guide


There is no way to be back home from Rome without a picture of the Colosseum. This iconic architecture is super unique and inspiring. be sure to check what kind of ticket to buy at this post and our no filter experience here. It’s a battle, but you can win it!

Colosseum tips

Piazza del Popolo

Indeed one of my favorites. Love the idea of a twin sister church, very unique! No wonder Peter Greenaway’s The Belly of an Architect also has opening shot right here. Also, the plaza is full of life, get some bubble framings is the Instagram goal! See this post to get the story and shooting idea.

Borghese Gardens

It’s a nice place for a picnic or if you are looking for some green place in the city. You can do double with Piazza del Popolo. we had a great time rowing like painting by Monet. hehe. 😛 although it’s not our favorite place, we found this big cat that worth the trip! see how to get there from this post.

MAXXI museum

The modern museum gave us a good time, design by famous female architect Zaha Hadid, the clever usage of the space is indeed worth a visit! see the tips and our experience here.

Musei Vaticani (the Vatican Museum)

Ok… see how the capital of Christianity has the highest art collection in the world and no doubt so many good shots embed with art. Don’t miss it if you are in Rome! But, you have to work hard to get it and prevent the scams by seeing this post for tips and experience, it’s a great one, even includes entry FREE Sunday. 

St. Peter’s Basilica

It’s just awe-inspiring and extravaganza…  yeah, the line is pretty long, but you can avoid it by seeing this post, and see what to expect right here.

Castel Sant’Angelo

Love this castle just right along the Tiber river, it provides a nice angle for shooting the famous Ponte Sant’Angelo (Sant’Angelo Bridge), the castle itself is also an interesting architecture, but mostly I like the story behind it, purely romantic idea. you can see the post talk about the story and tips. also, around the exit, there is a merry-go-around, for sure you can get some Instagram goal picture out of it, just say it… 🙂

Piazza Navona

Another famous plaza of Rome has three beautiful fountains in the middle. I like it. But it indeed is very popular that you may have to get up early to get some good shot here. 

The Mouth of Truth (Bocca della Verità)

It is Roman Holiday folks, you may want to get at least one shot here. so don’t miss it! see the tips and what to expect here.

Yes, these are my list for Rome, if you would like to see how my love shooting in Rome, this is the video. My favorite travel video, enjoy it!

Camminare a roma (Walking in Rome)

If you would like to know:

what kind of ticket and tour to get, see this post.

what restaurants we recommend, see this post.

Full tips and itinerary for Rome trip, see this post.

The most controversial emperor Nero’s party house, see this post.

Have you been to Rome? where is your favorite place to take pictures at? please let me know, I will be so happy to talk about it! thank you! 🙂

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