Most Popular Instagram Locations in Italy

50 Most Popular Instagram Locations in Italy for 2022

Those boots might be made for walking, but this boot is made for taking the best Instagram shots. Its astonishing attractions will make you never want to Ita-leave. From numerous Roman ruins and natural treasures to the world’s most famous art galleries and museums, almost every corner of Italy is photo-worthy. But have you ever wondered what are the most popular Instagram locations in Italy?

Words cannot espresso how fascinating this country is but luckily, we’ve included photos of each location to help out. Hence, it is no surprise that it is one of the top vacation destinations and one of the most instagrammable places in the world. That is why we are pasta-tive that you’re going to be amazed by what we have prepared for you.

All in all, dear influencers (and all those who feel that way), pack your bags and get to work! We have done the research and got a list of the 50 most popular Instagram locations in Italy that will make you leave a pizza of your heart in this beautiful country!

How did we do it?

Among different approaches to making a list of the most popular Instagram locations in Italy, we have decided to pick sights instead of cities. That is why you will find Milan Cathedral instead of Milan city on our list. Anyway, we made a list of the most popular sights by obtaining a list of over 700 attractions from the Google Travel service.

In order to define the most popular locations, we used Google reviews. However, we only considered the attractions with more than 5,000 reviews to get a more realistic outlook on the most popular destinations. Therefore, we got a list of 219 locations. The next thing was collecting the number of Instagram mentions (we used as many different mentions as possible) in both Italian and English language. Not all possible hashtags were taken into account, as users often make mistakes when tagging a location.

The number of mentions was collected in July 2022, so the numbers will naturally increase over time. In the end, we sorted the locations according to the number of mentions and got our final list of the 50 most popular Instagram locations in Italy.

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50. Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Santa Monica-Cella

Total number of mentions: 128,481 

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli is the perfect destination for all motorcycle enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies. It was designed back in 1969 and it hosts one of the most prestigious motorcycle world championships – the MotoGP World Championship. Furthermore, the track is more than 4,200 meters long and the current official race lap record is 1:25.380. How impressive is that?

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

49. Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

Total number of mentions: 130,751

Pinacoteca di Brera, located in Milan, is without a doubt one of the most notable galleries in Italy. It contains a remarkable collection of Italian paintings from the 13th to 19th centuries including works from Caravaggio and Raphael. Furthermore, most paintings are religious artworks, many of them large altarpieces, confiscated from churches and monasteries throughout Lombardy in the 19th century.

Pinacoteca di Brera

Pinacoteca di Brera

48. Altar of the Fatherland, Rome

Total number of mentions: 131,270

Every city has that one building that everyone who’s visiting is curious about. In Rome that is this one. The Altar of the Fatherland stands in the very center of ancient Rome, looking all mysterious and interesting. Namely, it is actually the Victor Emmanuel II National Monument, and the Altar of the Fatherland is a part of it. However, due to its tremendous representative value, the entire monument is often called so. It was built in the 19th century to honor the first king of united Italy and celebrate Italian unification. 

Altar of the Fatherland

Altar of the Fatherland

47. Piazza della Signoria, Florence

Total number of mentions: 137,721

When you think of Florence, you think of Piazza della Signoria. How could we know that you wonder? Well, because this is the main square and one of the city’s most notable trademarks. What’s especially well-known about this square, besides the fact it is located near Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza del Duomo, is the Fountain of Neptune. Yes, the one that is on all the Instagram photos from Florence. Therefore, getting a picture next to the fountain is an absolute ‘must-do’ when visiting.

Square of Signoria

Square of Signoria

46. Pitti Palace, Florence

Total number of mentions: 139,553

The Pitti Palace is a massive palace dating back to the 15th century. It is divided into four museums and, believe us, it is impossible to say which is more gorgeous. On the ground floor, there is the Treasury of the Grand Dukes featuring an abundant collection of decorative arts in the Medici’s lush Summer Apartments. Furthermore, the first floor includes the Palatine Gallery and the Imperial and Royal Apartments. Last but not least, the second floor houses the Gallery of Modern Art and the Museum of Costume and Fashion. 

Pitti Palace

Pitti Palace

45. La Pelosa Beach, Sardinia

Total number of mentions: 141,352

The La Pelosa is everyone’s favorite beach in Sardinia. Its turquoise-colored sea and white sand make it look like a true oasis. Moreover, the view from the beach is absolutely spectacular. Namely, it includes the Torre della Pelosa, an ancient 16th-century watchtower. In addition, the beach offers a variety of activities such as diving excursions and renting surfboards and canoes. However, since the beach is so popular, the number of visitors is limited and there is an entrance fee.

La Pelosa Beach

La Pelosa Beach

44. Circus Maximus, Rome

Total number of mentions: 141,509

The Circus Maximus is a former chariot-racing stadium constructed in the 6th century BC. It was the largest one in ancient Rome and could accommodate more than 150,000 people. Furthermore, it was also used for the Roman Games and gladiator fights. Nowadays, it is a public park containing the Circus Maximus ruins. What’s more, it is still in use today, mainly to host concerts and rallies.

Circus Maximus

Circus Maximus

43. Massimo Theater, Palermo

Total number of mentions: 144,449

Massimo Theater is the biggest theater in Italy and the 3rd biggest in Europe. It was opened in 1897 and to this day it is considered one of the most notable symbols of Palermo. Furthermore, it is not only known for its impeccable neoclassical exterior and ravishing interior, but also for its perfect acoustics. Moreover, it includes the “Rotonda del Mezzogiorno”, a room in which, if you stand in the middle, you can hear your voice intensified out of proportion whereas others in the room hear distorted sounds, almost incomprehensible. 

Massimo Theater

Massimo Theater

42. Aragonese Castle, Ischia

Total number of mentions: 147,350

The Aragonese Castle is one of the castlest castles you will ever see. Namely, it is a medieval castle situated on a volcanic rocky islet, connected to Ischia by a causeway. Furthermore, the castle’s history dates back approximately 2,500 years. That means that many things have happened here, and some of them are not too great. Hence, the castle hosts the Torture Museum, featuring objects such as “The Head-Crusher”, “Eye Spoons” and the “Testicle-Squashing Trestle”. However, if you put aside possible nightmares caused by the museum, the astonishing surrounding landscapes and interesting stories make this place definitely worth visiting.

Aragonese Castle

Aragonese Castle

41. Gran Paradiso National Park

Total number of mentions: 153,092

The Gran Paradiso is the oldest national park in Italy, established in 1922. Furthermore, the park is a prime example of intact alpine nature. Namely, its captivating landscape includes fascinating mountains and valleys dotted with glaciers, streams and meadows full of flowers. Furthermore, the park’s symbol is the Alpine ibex, a species of wild goat and one of the reasons why the area was originally protected. In addition, the park has a rich history and includes rock engravings, roads and bridges of Roman origin, medieval castles, as well as royal hunting houses.

NP Gran Paradiso

NP Gran Paradiso

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40. Campo de’ Fiori, Rome

Total number of mentions: 156,677

Literally translated, Campo de’ Fiori means “field of flowers”. However, contrary to what many believe, it does not derive from the flower market that often takes place on the square, but because in the past the square was literally a field of flowers. Besides that, it was once a place where public executions took place as well. Nonetheless, nowadays the square is famous for its flower, fruit and vegetable market and is one of the most popular meeting places.

Campo de Fiori

Campo de Fiori

39. Mirabilandia, Savio

Total number of mentions: 159,703

Mirabilandia is the largest theme park in Italy and one of the best theme parks in Europe. Furthermore, the park consists of 6 theme areas as well as a waterpark called Mirabeach. Moreover, the park’s attractions are definitely a one-of-a-kind experience. Namely, Mirabilandia houses the Divertical, the world’s tallest water coaster with an impressive 60 meters fall, as well as the Desmo Race, the only spike dueling coaster in the world. In addition, it includes a 92-metre tall Eurowheel, the second tallest Ferris wheel in Europe.

Amusement park in Italy

Amusement park in Italy

38. Aquarium of Genoa

Total number of mentions: 160,654

The Aquarium of Genoa, with its 3,100 square meters, is the biggest one in Italy. Furthermore, it includes more than 70 exhibits with approximately 12,000 specimens from 600 different species. From rare species such as manatees to the most famous ones like dolphins, penguins and sharks, the Aquarium of Genoa has got it all. However, due to its popularity, the number of visitors is limited so it is advised to purchase your ticket online in advance.

Aquarium Genoa

Aquarium Genoa

37. Stelvio National Park

Total number of mentions: 161,795

Stelvio National Park is situated in the heart of Central Alpes and encompasses numerous scenic landscapes that include waterfalls, glaciers, forests, and Alpine villages. However, one of the main attractions is the Stelvio Pass (2758 meters high), a legendary climb for road biking and motorcycling, connecting Bormio to South Tyrol and Switzerland. In addition, it is also one of the best ski resorts in Europe. What’s more, the entrance to the park is free of charge and accessible nonstop. 

Stelvio National Park

Stelvio National Park

36. Teatro alla Scala, Milan

Total number of mentions: 167,871

Teatro alla Scala, or simply La Scala, is a cultural jewel of Milan. Namely, it is a notable opera house, inaugurated on 3 August 1778. Since then, many famous composers such as Puccini and Verdi wrote and conducted their works there. Moreover, it is considered one of the best opera and ballet theatres globally. In addition, the theatre hosts a theatrical museum and library called Museo Teatrale alla Scala which features artworks regarding the history of opera and La Scala.

Teatro alla Scala

Teatro alla Scala

35. Sempione Park, Milan

Total number of mentions: 170,747

Sempione is a beautiful large park in Milan encompassing huge green lawns, trees, flowers and a stunning artificial lake with turtles. Furthermore, the park includes several impressive buildings such as The Civic Aquarium of Milan, the amphitheater Arena Civica, and a triumphal arch Arco della Pace. However, be careful during the night. The legend says when the moon rises the Black Lady with a veil over her face can be spotted smelling the violets. Anyone who follows her ends up in a mysterious mansion where she reveals her face and the truth leads them to madness.

Sempione Park

Sempione Park

34. Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence

Total number of mentions: 176,576

The Basilica of Santa Croce is the world’s largest Franciscan church. Legend says it was founded around 1212 by St Francis himself when he visited Florence. Furthermore, one of its most striking features is its 16 chapels, the most famous one being Capella de Pazzi. In addition, it is best known for containing many tombs and funerary monuments of famous Italians like Michelangelo, Galilei, Foscolo, and Machiavelli.

Basilica of Santa Croce

Basilica of Santa Croce

33. Bridge of Sighs, Venice

Total number of mentions: 182,830

The Bridge of Sighs is a famous enclosed bridge in Venice. However, despite Venice being known as a romantic city, this landmark is different. Namely, the bridge gets its name from the sighs of prisoners who were crossing it on their way to prison cells or the execution chamber. The windows on this very bridge were their last chance to catch a glimpse of this magical city.

Bridge of Sighs

Bridge of Sighs

32. Ovo Castle, Naples

Total number of mentions: 183,224

Ovo Castle, also known as Egg Castle, is an imposing seafront fortress situated in Naples. And it was built on an egg. Or so the story goes. Namely, the famous poet Virgil supposedly put a magical egg in the foundation of the castle. However, if it was to break, that would lead to catastrophic events in Naples. Evidently, the egg did a great job and the castle can keep providing stunning views of Naples. Nowadays, it is used for events and temporary art exhibitions. The castle is, not the egg.

Ovo Castle

Ovo Castle

31. Pollino National Park

Total number of mentions: 191,348

Pollino is one of the largest national parks in Italy established in 1988. What’s more, since 2015 it is also a UNESCO Global Geopark. Furthermore, one of its most famous attractions is the Romito Cave featuring fascinating speleothems and prehistoric graffiti. In addition, another famous attraction is the Devil Bridge over the Raganello River. From there it is possible to enjoy some of the most beautiful views of the river’s gorges and the captivating scenery. 

Pollino National Park

Pollino National Park

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30. Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Total number of mentions: 194,363

Villa d’Este is a Renaissance masterpiece and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This absolutely gorgeous villa is famous for its exotic terraced hillside gardens and an abundance of fountains. That is to say, there are 51 fountains and nymphaeums. But there’s more. Namely, the villa also includes 398 spouts and 364 water jets. But that’s not all. There are also 220 basins and 64 waterfalls. And there’s more. However, the rest is on you to discover because this is starting to sound like a TV commercial. 

Villa d'Este

Villa d’Este

29. Rialto Bridge, Venice

Total number of mentions: 207,807

The Rialto Bridge is the most famous one and the oldest one out of four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice. It was built in the late 16th century as a replacement for the old wooden bridge which suffered fire damage and collapsed twice. Nowadays, the bridge is brimming with people and shops. Furthermore, it has three footpaths, one on each side of the outer balustrades, and one set between the two rows of shops.

Rialto Bridge

Rialto Bridge

28. Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence

Total number of mentions: 213,104

One of the best things to do in Florence is to enjoy spectacular panoramic views of this picturesque city. And what better place to do so than Piazzale Michelangelo? There is a reason why this beautiful square is also known as Florence’s terrace. However, besides amazing views, it also includes numerous replicas of Michelangelo statues. In addition, just below the square, there is a magnificent rose garden definitely worth visiting.

View from Piazzale Michelangelo

View from Piazzale Michelangelo

27. Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

Total number of mentions: 220,066

Time travel might be difficult to pull off, but travelling to Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio is definitely not. As it turns out, it is pretty much the same thing. Namely, the Palazzo Vecchio was constructed in the Middle Ages on Roman ruins, or more precisely, a Roman theatre. Furthermore, this impressive medieval fortress includes amazing Renaissance chambers and paintings. What’s more, there is a series of hidden passages inside the Palazzo, built to escape the enemies and hide the valuables.

Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio

26. Piazza del Campo, Siena

Total number of mentions: 228,667

Piazza del Campo is the main square in Siena built between 1325 and 1348. It is reputed as one of the greatest medieval squares in Europe. Furthermore, besides its architectural beauty, what makes this square so unique is its shell-shaped form. In addition, it is dominated by Palazzo Pubblico and the Torre della Mangia, possibly the most famous buildings in Siena. What’s more, every July and August the square hosts an anything-goes/no-rules horse race followed by a party.

Siena

Siena

25. Valley of the Temples, Agrigento

Total number of mentions: 267,107

The Valley of the Temples is one of the largest archaeological sites in the world, located in Agrigento, Sicily. What’s more, much of the site hasn’t been explored yet. However, due to its immense historical value, in 1997 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Furthermore, this fascinating attraction encompasses the remains of 7 Doric-style temples and the Tomb of Thereon. Therefore, it is one of the most extensive and best-preserved examples of ancient Greek art and architecture.

Valley of the Temples

Valley of the Temples

24. Spanish Steps, Rome

Total number of mentions: 273,500

The Spanish steps in Rome are a perfect location for everyone who’s into spending their free time doing sports or just wants a taste of muscle inflammation. Namely, there are 135 steps. Luckily, there is a fountain nearby. Unfortunately, you cannot sit there or drink from it so it might not come in handy but at least it’s pretty to look at. However, although you can get a perfectly good photo by climbing just half of the steps, we recommend going for the challenge. It’s worth it. Moreover, at the top you will notice numerous artists painting visitors, just like it used to be.

The Spanish Steps

The Spanish Steps

23. Mole Antonelliana, Turin

Total number of mentions: 274,303

The Mole Antonelliana, with its height of 166 meters, is the highest museum in the world. Furthermore, it is located in Turin and, although it was originally conceived as a synagogue, today it houses the National Museum of Cinema. Moreover, Mole Antonelliana’s cupola viewing platform offers some of the best views of this beautiful city. Namely, it stands 85 meters high and provides a spectacular 360° view of Turin.

Mole Antonelliana

Mole Antonelliana

22. Royal Palace of Caserta

Total number of mentions: 276,022

The Royal Palace of Caserta is like an Italian version of Versailles. Everything is absolutely gorgeous, royal and, of course, a little bit over the top with all the fanciness. However, this jaw-dropping palace is a lot more than just its looks. Namely, this is the largest royal residence in the world and represents one of the greatest expressions of Italian Baroque. What’s more, in 1997 it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition, there is the Royal Park, a fascinating mix of picturesque nature and magnificent fountains and sculptures. There you can get some fresh air, and believe us, you’ll need it after all these breathtaking attractions.

Royal palace of Casserta

Royal palace of Casserta

21. Piazza del Popolo, Rome

Total number of mentions: 316,153

Piazza del Popolo, the people’s square in practice, but not in theory, is one of the main squares in Rome. That is to say, the square gets its name from the poplars because it used to be covered by a poplar forest. Nowadays, it is no longer a poplar but a popular place where numerous events are held. Furthermore, it includes several fountains, monuments as well as twin churches. In addition, right in the center of the square, there is an impressive almost 37-meter tall Egyptian obelisk called the Flaminio Obelisk.

Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo

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20. Sforzesco Castle, Milan

Total number of mentions: 322,996

The Sforzesco Castle is one of the largest fortified structures in Europe. It is located in Milan and dates back to the 14th century. Furthermore, this massive estate houses numerous museums and is swarming with art. What’s more, the castle’s incredible artwork includes Leonardo da Vinci’s work – the Sala delle Asse fresco and the Trivulziano Codex, a collection of his writings and drawings.

Sforzesco Castle

Sforzesco Castle

19. Castle of the Holy Angel, Rome

Total number of mentions: 345,510

The Castle of the Holy Angel is an imposing cylindrical building dating back to the 2nd century. Furthermore, throughout almost 2000 years of history, this building has had many roles and purposes. Namely, it was conceived as a mausoleum for the Roman Emperor Hadrian, but later it served as a fortress, Pope’s residency, castle, and even a prison. Nowadays, it is a fascinating museum providing some of the best views of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Castel di Sant'Angelo

Castel di Sant’Angelo

18. Villa Borghese, Rome

Total number of mentions: 373,696

Villa Borghese is one of the largest and most beautiful parks in Rome. However, it is so much more than just a park. Namely, it is an outstanding combination of nature and Roman art which comprises numerous sculptures, monuments and fountains. Moreover, this gorgeous park is home to Rome Zoo, Pincio’s Water Clock and the Borghese Gallery which contains paintings from famous artists such as Raphael, Caravaggio and Titian.

Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese

17. Roman Forum, Rome

Total number of mentions: 408,676

The Roman Forum is a remarkable site containing numerous immense ancient ruins located in the very heart of Rome. Furthermore, in ancient Rome, this fascinating place served as the key political, social and civic hub. Nowadays it is an enormous open-air museum brimming with historic treasures. What’s more, strolling through the site you can’t help but wonder what life was like back then, when Julius Caesar walked those exact streets.

Roman Forum

Roman Forum

16. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan

Total number of mentions: 426,078

Milan is a fashion capital brimming with exclusive boutiques and home to some of the biggest names in fashion. Thus, what better place to shop for haute couture than Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the world’s oldest shopping malls? This exceptional four-storey double arcade dates back to the 1800s and is swamped with luxury brand shops, restaurants and legendary venues. In addition, in the middle of the floor you will notice mosaics, one of them being associated with an ancient city ritual. Namely, if you put your heel on the bull’s testicles in the mosaic and spin 3 times, you will invoke good luck. 

Most Popular Instagram Locations in Italy: Vittorio Emmanuele II

Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II

15. Gardaland Resort

Total number of mentions: 485,002

Gardaland amusement park is like Italy’s Disneyland. Namely, it is the most famous amusement park in the country known as the place of never-ending fun. Therefore, it is recommended to stay for at least two days to make the most out of your visit. Furthermore, the resort has 32 rides which include 7 roller coasters, 3 water rides and 7 family rides. Moreover, besides the Gardaland park, the resort also encompasses a LEGOLAND waterpark and a Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium.

Most Popular Instagram Locations in Italy: Gardaland in Italy

Gardaland in Italy

14. Verona Arena

Total number of mentions: 490,951

Verona is often called “little Rome” due to its abundance of notable sights. Funnily enough, “little Rome” has its “little Colosseum”- the Verona Arena. It was built around AD 30 and is one of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres. Furthermore, it was during the Renaissance that the people realized how great the acoustics were in the arena. Therefore, since then it featured some of the world’s most notable opera singers and is still often used as a venue for operas and concerts.

Most Popular Instagram Locations in Italy: Verona Arena

Verona Arena

13. Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Total number of mentions: 506,427

The Uffizi Gallery is one of the most famous art galleries in the world showcasing a remarkable 300,000 pieces collection of priceless artworks, mainly from the period of the Italian Renaissance. Some of the most notable works include Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, Caravaggio’s Medusa as well as Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation. In addition, it is organized as a long labyrinth of rooms chronologically displaying the art. Hence, make sure you have enough time at your disposal because it is easy to get lost in a labyrinth of such amazing artistry.

Most Popular Instagram Locations in Italy: Uffizi

Uffizi

12. Piazza Navona, Rome

Total number of mentions: 514,542

Piazza Navona is a beautiful square located in Rome, on a place where once stood the Stadium of Domitian. Besides the athletics competitions, until the mid-19th-century people would gather here to watch recreations of naval battles. Namely, every summer the square was flooded and turned into the “Lake of Piazza Navona”. Still, the most astonishing parts of this jewel of Baroque architecture are the three fountains that adorn it to this day. The most famous one is Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi with a 16 meters tall obelisk in the very middle.

Most Popular Instagram Locations in Italy: Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona

11. Florence Cathedral

Total number of mentions: 534,274

Can you imagine the magnificence of something that took 2 centuries to build? No need to do that when you can actually visit it. Namely, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, also known as the Florence Duomo, is an imposing Gothic-style church built between the 13th and 15th centuries. Furthermore, its gorgeously ornamented facade will leave everyone speechless and wanting more. Luckily, if you want to explore the astounding interior of the cathedral, you can and it’s free!

Most Popular Instagram Locations in Italy: Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

Top 10 most popular Instagram locations in Italy

10. Pragser Wildsee

Total number of mentions: 618,301

The Pragser Wildsee, also known as Lake Prags or Lake Braies, is often referred to as the Pearl of the Dolomites. Furthermore, this fairytale-like place is one of the most beautiful Alpine lakes in South Tyrol. What’s more, it is becoming more and more popular among recreation seekers, nature lovers and hikers. The only downside is that, when you show your photos to your friends, they won’t believe you were actually here because this place looks like it’s photoshopped.

Most Popular Instagram Locations in Italy: Pragser Wildsee

Pragser Wildsee

9. St. Mark’s Square, Venice

Total number of mentions: 815,573

St. Mark’s Square is the main square in Venice and one of its most visited sights. Once there, be careful not to get vertigo from turning your head too much to see all of its attractions. Namely, the square encompasses St Mark’s Campanile and St Mark’s Clocktower but the staggering St. Mark’s Basilica is the centrepiece. Moreover, the famous Doge’s Palace is also situated on the square. If that’s not enough, there are also 3 museums and the Royal Venetian Gardens are only a few steps away.

Most Popular Instagram Locations in Italy: St Mark's Square

St Mark’s Square

8. Leaning Tower of Pisa

Total number of mentions: 822,659

If anything can show us that good things can come from mistakes, it’s this tower. And although we’ve all seen countless photos of people pretending to be pushing it or pulling it, somehow each year they get more original. Therefore, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is the perfect place to get creative with your photos. However, even though this incredible gravity-defying structure is still standing, it had to be fixed a couple of times in order not to tip over. Thus, if you want that Pisa-tower-as-an-ice-cream photo, now is the time.

Most Popular Instagram Locations in Italy: Leaning tower of Pisa

Leaning tower of Pisa

7. Ponte Vecchio, Florence

Total number of mentions: 989,138

Ponte Vecchio is a famous bridge in Florence that doesn’t quite look like a bridge, or at least not like a “regular” bridge. Namely, it is known for its numerous art shops, jewelry and antique boutiques. However, right in the middle of it, there are three arches that provide an amazing view over the Arno River. Moreover, the perfect time to enjoy the view is at sunset when the river reflects all the colors of the sky, making Florence look even more romantic.

Most Popular Instagram Locations in Italy: Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

6. Pantheon, Rome

Total number of mentions: 1,139,840

The Pantheon is Rome’s best preserved Roman monument, built on the site where Romulus, the founder of Rome, ascended into the sky to join the gods. The latter may or may not be true. However, what we know for sure is the splendor and scale of this magnificent building’s interior. Moreover, the most spectacular part of this former temple, nowadays a church, is the dome. It is topped by a 9-meter diameter oculus, designed that way so the visitors can be in direct contact with the heavens. After all, what else to expect from a temple dedicated to all the gods?

Most Popular Instagram Locations in Italy: The Pantheon

The Pantheon

5. Burano

Total number of mentions: 1,221,809

Burano is a small fishing island with about 4,000 inhabitants, located in the Lagoon of Venice. Furthermore, its main attraction are the colorful houses which make it look like a life-size postcard. According to legend, they were painted bright colours so the sailors could see them on foggy days when returning home. Besides that, Burano is also known for its long tradition of lace production and houses a Museum and School of Lacemaking.

Most Popular Instagram Locations in Italy: Burano

Burano

4. Milan Cathedral

Total number of mentions: 1,331,033

Milan Cathedral is one of the largest and most impressive churches in the world. And how could it not be when its construction lasted for half a millennium? Namely, the construction started in 1386 and wasn’t completely finished until 1965. Furthermore, the church is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture featuring thousands of intricately carved spires and statues. In addition, you can walk on its rooftop! Just imagine how stunning the view must be from up there.

Most Popular Instagram Locations in Italy: Milan cathedral

Milan Cathedral

3. Trevi Fountain, Rome

Total number of mentions: 1,607,243

What’s the most famous fountain in the world? That’s right, it’s this one! Namely, Trevi Fountain is one of the most majestic architectural masterpieces. It is located at the intersection of 3 roads and marks the final point of Aqua Virgo, one of Rome’s earliest aqueducts. What’s more, if you close your eyes and throw a coin in the water over your left shoulder using your right hand, one day you’ll return to Rome. If you throw in two coins, you’ll find love in Rome, and if you throw in three, you’ll get married or divorced. 

Most Popular Instagram Locations in Italy: Fontana di Trevi

Fontana di Trevi

2. Cinque Terre National Park

Total number of mentions: 2,556,239

Cinque Terre National Park encompasses 5 picturesque medieval cliff-side towns, interconnected through trails along the coast. Furthermore, they are surrounded by captivating landscapes that include endless vineyards on one side and a beautiful coast on the other. Moreover, all 5 of them are actually fishing villages, unique and charming in their own way, but equally stunning. In addition, the best way to explore them is to hike along the scenic coastline and simply enjoy the view.

Most Popular Instagram Locations in Italy: Cinque Terre national park

Cinque Terre National Park

1. Colosseum, Rome

Total number of mentions: 3,642,220

The Colosseum appears to be on top of the list of the most popular Instagram locations in Italy. It is a mighty oval amphitheater standing in the centre of Rome. It is famous not only due to its imposing structure but also due to its brutal history. Namely, it represents the origin of gladiator fights in the time of the Roman Empire. Furthermore, once inside the Colosseum, it is possible to see the subterranean passageways once used as a sort of an elevator for surprise entrances of gladiators and animals. Nonetheless, despite its blood-soaked past, the Colosseum is one of Rome’s most outstanding landmarks and definitely worth visiting.

Most Popular Instagram Locations in Italy: Colosseum

Colosseum

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