6 Outdoor Photo Locations in Rome You Have to See to Believe

Whether you’re a history buff, hopeless romantic, or the ultimate foodie, Rome is a place where lovers of all three can unite! The massive buildings and monuments, small town charm, and incredible works of art in architectural heaven and will make anyone have a true appreciation of this gorgeous location.

Being the capital of Italy, you can expect to see the beauty of Rome from the time you arrive, till the time you leave. The really cool and interesting thing about Rome is its rich history. It seems as though every step you make in Rome has a story behind it! That aspect alone makes you want to take pictures during your entire trip.

If you’ve never been to Rome, pack your bag and grab your passport, because it’s definitely a place that everyone needs to visit at least once in their lives. With it being a Facebook and Instagram worthy location, you’ll be able to wow your friends and family, making them wish they could be there with you!

If you have a bucket list and Rome is one of the locations you want to visit, I encourage you to do so, especially the outdoor historical locations. So grab your camera, or pull up the camera on your phone and get ready to snap it up! Check out these 6 outdoor locations you MUST take pictures of during your trip to Rome.

Colosseum

Colosseum - Rome - Italy

This remarkable monument is visited by the likes of over 6 million people every year. Known as the Flavian Amphitheater, the Colosseum is the main symbol of Rome. Whether you take a picture in front of this colossal beauty or relive the experience through stock photos, you will be looking at almost 2,000 years of history all in one picture!

During the Roman Empire, this colossal masterpiece housed over 50,000 people to enjoy spectacles of executions of prisoners, exotic animals, gladiator fights. Today, the Colosseum is one of Rome’s greatest tourist attractions.

Villa Borghese Gardens

Temple of Asclepius in Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Looking for more photo ops in Rome? Take a stroll in Rome’s version of Central Park! The Borghese Gardens is lined with lush pathways, it has a carousel for the little ones, and an artificial lake where you can rent a rowboat. Perfect for picnics and the ultimate spot for romance!

Trevi Fountain

trevi fountain

The beauty of Trevi Fountain makes it a must-see on the itinerary of many travelers. This immaculate fountain is the perfect example of Baroque design, and set right in the center, emerging from the water is the god of the sea Oceanus.

Just like all great works of art in Rome, Trevi Fountain has symbolism behind it. Oceanus is standing under the arch while his chariot is pulled by two sea horses, one wild and one docile, representing the moods of the sea.

To the left of the arch stands the statue of abundance, holding a horn of plenty. To the right of the arch stands the statue of health. She is crowned with a laurel wreath and is holding a cup in which a snake drinks out of.

The story behind this fountain is that you stand with your back turned to the fountain, and in doing that you toss one coin in to guarantee that you’ll safely get back home. If you toss a second coin in, you’ll fall in love with a Roman, and if you toss the third coin in, you’ll marry that Roman!

Visiting this gorgeous fountain is an experience all in itself, but if you want to get the full experience of the fountain, you should visit it during the day and then again at night!

Pantheon

pantheon

The Pantheon is truly an architectural dream. It’s described as the “Sphinx of the Campus Martius” because of its appearance and the history behind it. It has been replicated many times throughout history. Take a look at the University of Virginia’s library designed by Thomas Jefferson… see any similarities?

Mount Vesuvius

Eruption of Mount Vesuvius c1775

This iconic volcano is most famous for its eruption in 79 A.D. when it buried the city of Pompeii. The lava poured into the Roman city like a flood. It’s been said that 2,000 people died in that eruption and has been abandoned for nearly 2,000 years as well.

In 1748, explorers discovered that underneath the blanket of dust, the city had been pristinely preserved for all those years. A trip here would definitely leave you at a loss for words, and taking pictures would allow you to keep the history alive. You’ll definitely want to take a tour of this historic location!

Altar of the Fatherland

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You know how we said that every inch of Rome has a history in every step you take? Well, if you visit the Altar of the Fatherland, this majestic landmark holds all kinds of majestic allegorical meanings that represent Rome as a whole. Before you leave Rome come visit this marble wonder and absorb all it has to offer!

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