The 11 Most Instagrammable Places in Italy

April 7th, 2023

We’ve all wanted to color our Instagram feed with an Italian city at least once. And it’s hard to blame ourselves since Italy is filled with Instagrammable places.

However, choosing your next Italian destination can be difficult due to this country’s abundance of landscapes. For your next trip to Southern Europe, check out our top 11 most Instagrammable places in Italy. You can thank us later!

1. Burano, an island in Venice

Burano in Italy

If you want a bright and eye-catching feed, Burano is a must. This charming little island has been ranked among the 10 most colourful cities in the world. The houses on this island are all different colours, bordered by the blue-green waters of the canals. The narrow streets lead to the main square, complete with a church, an ideal place for an Italian ice cream and people-watching.

Legend has it that the houses were initially painted to help fishermen find their way home in case of fog.

Tip: We recommend that you visit Venice. Indeed, the city is a must-see in Italy. With churches, palaces and canals, the architecture of Venice is remarkable. A real open-air museum. It’s easy to see why the city is listed as a World Heritage Site!

2. Sicily, the island with many Instagrammable spots

sicily, the most instagrammable place in italy

Don’t forget about the Italian islands, which include photogenic Sicily. With the rugged cliffs of Mount Etna and crystal clear coasts, Sicily will surely make your Instagram followers jealous.

Picturesque regions to pay a visit to in Sicily include:

  • Levanzo
  • Ragusa
  • Scala Dei Turchi
  • Piazza Pretoria
  • Taormina

But don’t just visit this region for the gram’. Enjoy its unique cuisine, warm climate, and fascinating history. Influenced by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, and many others, this island’s culture is unforgettably vibrant.

Tip: Sicily is among the most romantic destinations for couples

With fantastic views and a history that can be discovered together, Sicily is the perfect destination for couples. Visit this island with your +1, or send a couple you love to Sicily on vacation. It’s the ideal place for romance.

3. Lake Como

Lake Como in Italy

The third largest lake in Italy, located in the Lombardy region, Lake Como is a peaceful place that allows you to take beautiful photos between mountains and lake.

Y-shaped, this lake is also known as Lake Lario, and is undisputedly one of the most attractive places in Italy. Many small villages border the lake and enjoy the postcard landscape views. Bellagio and Bellano are two perfect examples. They are particularly recommended for photography and will give your Instagram account a softness and harmony.

4. Rome, by night

Rome by night

As the capital of Italy, it would be a shame to miss out, especially when you know that Rome has architectural beauty. Between its works of art, the Colosseum and the Vatican City, you’re sure to capture iconic photos that will verify you as a true globetrotter.

For your Instagram feed, why not take a night shot at the foot of the Trevi Fountain? With the fountain lit up, it’s the perfect opportunity to put on your best dress and pose without the busy daytime crowds. Bellisima!

We’ve put together a special guide to a holiday in Rome, check it out for inspiration and tips.

5. The Island of Procida, on the Bay of Naples

Island Procida

Procida is a tiny Italian island that is well worth a visit. Known for being the location of many films such as The Talented Mr. Ripley, Procida is known for its sweetness and authenticity.

You will have the opportunity to walk through the colourful streets of the island and discover yellow, pink or blue houses, decor to dream about! By taking the stairs of the city, you will arrive in the old historical centre of Terra Murata.

6. Florence and its romance

Florence in Italy

The city of love, if you want unbeatable couple photos, you must go to Florence. It’s the capital of Tuscany, and boasts multiple riches both culturally and architecturally.

For a successful Instagram photo, we advise you to head to La Piazzale Michelangelo. You will have a view of the whole city, including:

  • Florence Cathedral
  • The basilica of Santa Croce
  • The Palazzo Vecchio (Florence’s town hall)
  • But also the Arno river and the Ponte Vecchio which spans it.

If you go there at sunset, you won’t be disappointed with the result, as the monuments are illuminated, making Florence even more magical.

7. Milan, capital of fashion

Galleria in Milan

Full speed ahead to Milan and more specifically La Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. This shopping gallery is one of the oldest in the world. Its history is rich, as is its beauty and designer boutiques.

Many photoshoots can take place within these alleys, and also around the city of Milan. We know this city well, so you can find our favourite places in Milan in this article.

8. The Dolomites


A Unesco World Heritage Site, the Dolomites are located in northern Italy. The crystal clear waters of the lago di Braie, the church of Santa Magdalena, the Tre Cime di Lavaredo are all landscapes more beautiful than the others. The Dolomites are a real favourite in Italy and make a stunning backdrop with dramatic rock shapes.

Whether you decide to take your photos at the foot of the lake or on top of the mountains, they will be a guaranteed success.

9. The Amalfi Coast

Amalfi cost

One of the most beautiful coasts in Italy and even in Europe, the Amalfi Coast is a dreamy place that doesn’t seem real. In the south of Italy, from Sorrento to Salerno, discover this splendid coastline along the Tyrrhenian Sea. Between perched villages and green forests, this sublime landscape is a favourite place for many painters as it’s described as a place to awaken your artistic soul.

No matter where you take your photos, you are sure to be the envy of many, as the beauty of the Amalfi Coast is breathtaking.

10. The Cinque Terre

Cinq Terre

Between cliffs and turquoise waters, discover the Cinque Terre. These fishing villages in the heart of the Italian Riveria are a destination in Italy not to be missed. A 19th-century railway line crosses the villages located on the cliffs.

  • Riomaggiore is the most easily accessible village. The 19th century Italian artist Telemaco Signorini often stayed here and drew attention to the village through his paintings. The houses here are pastel-coloured, perfect for soft photographs at the end of the day.
  • Cornille has more colourful buildings. Narrow streets and brightly painted four-storey houses characterise the village. Ideal for early afternoon photos.
  • Monterosso al Mare is the largest of the five villages. It has a large beach, perfect if you want to be a mermaid.
  • Vernazza is one of the cutest villages. It nestles in a cleft between rocky cliffs and colourful houses. Every 20th July Vernazza celebrates its patron saint with fireworks and a festival, a great opportunity to visit Italy this summer.
  • Manarola is known for its beautiful bathing areas. Many colourful rowing boats are present in the harbour area, making the place photogenic. Manarola is the main sunbathing and bathing place in the 5 Lands.

11. Tropea in the Calabria region

Tropea island

The sandy beach of Tropea is ranked among the most beautiful beaches in Italy. An idyllic place for beautiful photos in the warm and crystal clear waters of Italy. Don’t miss the famous church Santa Maria dell Isola. This one is built on a rock and overlooks the sea.

As you can see, Italy is full of wonders and places, each more incredible than the last. So we’re sure that no matter which city you visit in Italy, your photos will be nothing short of sublime!

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