This post is part of the monthly #DolceVitaBloggers series hosted by my lovely friends Italian at Heart, Questa Dolce Vita and MammaPrada. Every month, any blogger/vlogger who loves Italy or is Italian or simply wants to share their memories of Italy, writes on a particular topic as part of the linkup. This month’s topic is “Favorite Italian City” and needless to say mine is Rome. So here I am sharing about my favorite Instagram-able spots in the eternal city!
People on Instagram will agree how we are almost always obsessed to click a picture with the sole intention of posting it on Instagram. We want it to be perfect- the look, the dimensions, the presentation. I too am obsessed with Instagram (not as much as I used to be before because of the darn algorithm!) so a post like this was bound to happen. Enjoy Rome from the eyes of an Instagrammer and do give a follow if you are on Instagram!
ANYWHERE IN TRASTEVERE: Just walk around in the neighborhood of Trastevere and every alley has to be photographed for the app. Take a turn anywhere, you will be gaping at the raw beauty of this side of Rome. Don’t confuse yourself to be on a movie set….It’s only Trastevere! Every corner is imperfectly perfect and ready to be Instagramm’d.
👉👉#GratefulForMyFollower Starting today, every week I will be sharing the name of a follower that I am grateful to have on #Italophilia🇮🇹 It a small token of appreciation for people who take out time to follow my travels, blog and life! So today it's *drumrolls* for @sherylmcdougald 🤗 . . Sheryl has been a follower since as long as I remember and that makes me so so happy!!😍😘 Thanks Sheryl for being part of my growing community and for consistently following my feed. Its always great to make lifelong connections with people like you! #GrowMyTribe
Remember the time when your friends' photos used to actually show in your feed??🤔 I am fondly thinking of that time because lately I haven't been seeing a lot of posts that "I want to see" and always end up seeing posts that "I should see". This also hampers inspiration and creativity but I'm trying to keep up with the new algorithm and stay in the positive circle. Doing what I really want to do and keeping it real should help. Who's with me??🙅🙋 #RantOver
ANY PLACE WITH COLOSSEUM IN VIEW : This will never ever go wrong. Even if the picture was upside down and you were wearing the weirdest outfit, even if the picture was blurred or wrongly placed….. But as long as you have the Colosseum as your background, I’d guarantee that you’d get double the likes than you usually do! 😉 It is the best backdrop in Rome for just about anything!
~06.09.2013~ Four years ago I traveled to Italy for the first time and my life changed✨ . . ~06.09.2013~ Quattro anni fa, ho viaggiato in Italia per la prima volta e la mia vita cambiato✨ . . Salute to everyone who has been following me and my travels on social media ever since that day or today or this very moment!🍷🍷 Thank you ITALY for giving me a new world🇮🇹🙏 #ITALOPHILIA
STREETS FROM ALTARE DELLA PATRIA TO CAMPO DE’ FIORI: Get a city map of Rome and the next time you visit, reach Altare della Patria and take a hundred shots of the area and Roman Forum. Then move towards Campo de’ Fiori- a leisurely 20 minute walk filled with hidden backstreets that have never been discovered (on Instagram I mean). Sheer delight! You will find yourself surrounded by artists and music players and will end up photographing them and the most unusual store fronts.
I couldn't help but click this corner shot of the Salsamenteria Ruggeri in Rome👆 The pretty neon sign, a bicycle in the alley, the dog quietly gazing at the Piazza and a man checking his phone add so much character!! Btw if you are in Rome, do visit this place, it has been around since 1919. They sell meat, wine, bread, cheese and all kinds of delicious products🍷🍞🧀🍗 The shop looks even more prettier at night😍
-I recently read an article on travel jealously/envy and how social media is responsible for it. -While I agree with it to some extent, I think most of it is self made and is born out of insecurities. Everyone came to the world for themselves and we are all trying to do our own thing. So why so much jealousy in the first place? Figure your calling. Did you ever think to notice jealousy and comparisons lead nowhere. Also, what's stopping you from doing it?? Probably you.. yourself. Social media for me is about telling my best moments to the world because that's what I choose to. And even though there are lot of things that happen on the road, everything doesn't make a part of what I want to share. Remember that travel isn't just sitting on the beach, drinking cocktails and clicking Instagrammable pics 😉 neither is any other part of social media. There is much more to it! Just widen your mind and focus on yourself🍫🍷 (Sorry for the super long caption) 🙈🙈
VIA MARGUTTA: Remember Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck’s movie The Roman Holiday?? Of course you do! That made you want to ride in Rome on a vespa too, didn’t it?? Well parts of the movie are shot on the historic street called “Via Margutta”. Not only is it a photographer’s dream but it is not as crowded as the rest of the city!
EVERY PLACE IN ROME IS INSTAGRAM-ABLE: In my opinion, the whole of Rome is “Instagram-able”. Visit the famous sites early morning when the city is asleep and you will find not one but plenty of great Instagram-able spots. My favorites include The Pantheon and Castel Sant’Angelo. Then of course there is Trevi fountain where you have to get a picture clicked with yourself throwing a coin!
#WinterInRome is an initiative by my lovely friend Linda of @thebeehiverome to encourage winter travel in the eternal city💓🌟 Follow the hashtag to know more and you might change your mind like I did to now visit the city in winter (less crowds more fun). This shot is from Rome's baroque architectural museum – Piazza Navona.
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