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Most Instagrammable Places in Florence – Best Photo Spots!

Instagrammable Places Florence

Florence is part of Italian heritage with picturesque locations for tourists. No matter how often you visit this charming Renaissance city, you’ll find something new to click and save in your memory, both digital and sensory. From wine bars to bustling streets and piazzas, there are many Instagrammable places in Florence.

Now, the question is, where should you start first? Let us answer that for you with our list of the best photo spots in this city of Italy that easily overwhelms you with its old-world charm.

Instagrammable Places Florence

Piazza della Repubblica

The Piazza della Repubblica used to be a center in Florence with a column that marks the center of the ancient settlement in the city. When you reach the column in the piazza, you’ll see that it’s the most photogenic place you’ll find here! At first glance, Piazza della Repubblica does not look Instagrammable, but you need to reach the heart of the piazza, the column, to find your spots for photographs.

Don’t let the busy street and occasional scaffoldings on surrounding buildings distract you from finding your spot! A suggestion is to start with the lovely carousel, enjoyable for people of all ages, or wait until the sun sets down behind a building and leaves you with streaming rays of sunlight to capture with your camera.

Piazzale Michelangelo

If capturing the skyline of Florence is your goal, Piazzale Michelangelo is the right place. It’s far from the city center but does not let you miss the details of the city for your photos. A downside of this spot is that you’ll have to climb a steep hill to get there, but if you don’t mind some exercise during your vacation, this could be good.

Also, the path is not complicated to follow. You only need to cross the Ponte alle Grazie and let the signposts lead you to the right spot. Make sure you haven’t walked a lot during the day before you visit here because the long staircase will wind you. Piazzale Michelangelo is a great spot to snap sunset pictures in Florence. As the sun goes down, light shines on the buildings, making them glow for your camera.

Giotto’s Bell Tower

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Giotto’s Campanile, or Giotto’s Bell Tower, is located right next to the cathedral. You should visit the bell tower on a day you want to relax and take in the hustle and bustle of Florence. During the day, you can climb up to enjoy a view from the vantage point or walk leisurely to look at the street artists creating magnificent art pieces.

The days can be busy, but nights are serene at the bell tower and the cathedral. Floodlights are situated around the two locations, illuminating the cathedral and Giotto’s Bell Tower in bright light. For a perfect night shot, you can stand right below the bell tower and gaze up at the tower rising into the night sky.

Ponte Vecchio

If you don’t upload at least one awe-inspiring photo of Ponte Vecchio on your Instagram feed, your visit to Florence will feel incomplete. It’s one of the most Instagrammable places in Florence, with sights that make you want to stay there for the entire day.

To take the best Ponte Vecchio photographs for your feed, you need to pose somewhere parallel to it. Here are some ideas to make your shots more worthwhile. You can take a photo of the bridge itself in the best lighting and the almost-golden glow that it gets from the shop windows. You can also find a location to snap a picture of the river from the bridge.

Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio was a seat of power in the city, but now it’s the town hall where you can take Instagrammable photos! The history of this building is so fascinating that you’d want to open up Google and locate the places where ‘certain’ incidents happened. Also, it was the palace of the Medici, and if you’re familiar with Florence’s history, you know what to expect.

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There’s a ticket to enter the palazzo and explore the structure that holds the history of the merchant family, but if you don’t want to spend money on a ticket or don’t have the time for it, you can get a great shot from the outside too.


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Piazza del Duomo

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is a sight you don’t want to miss before leaving Florence. You don’t have to pay any entrance fee to step inside the cathedral and take as many photos as you want, but you’ll need a “Grande Museo del Duomo” pass to visit other locations in Piazza del Duomo.

This particular spot is not only Instagram famous. It practically represents Florence! You’ll see the Duomo on t-shirts, souvenirs, and postcards. Imagine how amazing it would be to have this location on your feed. We recommend that you take your time exploring the building and appreciating its magnificent beauty before clicking pictures in your favorite spots, or you can do the opposite.


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Accademia Gallery

Accademia Gallery opens up at 8.15 am, and there is a line of people waiting to get inside that early. So, if you want to take memorable snaps, you’ll have to wake up earlier than usual and may want to skip breakfast.

The first thing you want to do at the Accademia Gallery is to visit the statue of David and let its glory overwhelm you. Take your time fitting it into your memory before taking an Instagram-worthy photo. There are more statues and other works displayed at the gallery that you can capture, but don’t forget to turn your camera’s flash setting off. Otherwise, you might get shouted at by the invigilators.


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Giardino delle Rose

Giardino delle Rose is located near Piazzale Michelangelo, and you can visit these two locations together. Now, it depends on you which one you want to visit first. The rose garden is located south of the Piazzale. You need to cross a little doorway on the side to enter a small garden that looks lovely in the spring and summer months.

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A popular Instagrammable spot in Giardino delle Rose is a Folon sculpture of a suitcase. It’s hollowed out and sits in a spot that shows a spectacular view of the city’s skyline. You can find the right spot and let your camera do its magic. Other sculptures in the garden are donated by Folon’s widow, and the Japanese garden is from Kyoto.

Via del Giglio

Via del Giglio is a regular street in Florence, but what makes it Instagrammable is a secret not many tourists know. It’s a hidden gem of a street that leads to Via del Melarancio off an abrupt left turn. The abrupt turn creates a triangle of land that has CAMNES university building on the opposite side.

The building creates a glorious scenery for onlookers by stringing lights that illuminate Via del Giglio and Via del Melarancio. You should stand in front of the CAMNES building to photograph Florentine street life under fairy lights!


Now you know the most Instagrammable places in Florence. From church to garden, bridge, and popular streets, there are many photo spots for you. Let your travel bug out this spring or summer season and visit the city of Florence to create memories for a lifetime!

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