Italy is known for picturesque landscapes, stunning architecture and one-of-a-kind views that are a photographers dream come true. While the best pictures usually aren’t planned, there are a few places you’ll want to make sure to add to your must-see list -- especially if you’re on a mission to Instagram your way through Italy’s most iconic destinations.
As you plan your adventures, be sure to check out these places to capture the most photogenic parts of Italy. Taking photos is a great way to slow down and take in your surroundings, plus they make a meaningful (and cheap) souvenir that won’t end up in a junk drawer one day. If getting quality pictures is hard with all the people or you’re in a time crunch, try getting up early to get all your photos done before the rest of the city wakes up. You’ll have fewer people in your shots, better lighting, and a plenty of time to explore and capture photos of otherwise crowded places.
While you’re sure to discover unique and beautiful things to photograph, this list will get you started so you don’t miss out on some iconic photo ops, whether you’re studying abroad or just passing through.