Rome through Instagram: Inspiring IG Accounts

Rome through Instagram

I love Instagram. I love Rome. In this naughty little mid-week treat, I combine the best of both worlds and offer you a glimpse into discovering Rome through Instagram. 

By now, I think you are all aware of just how much I love Rome. If you for some reason happen to be in doubt, you can read this article about my love for Roman food. My Norwegian readers can also do a quick time travel through my much dreaded archives, and rediscover all the love letters I wrote to Rome during my time there (please don’t).

Anyway. Rome. Roma. This wee article is simply just a treat for those of you who are,  just like me, utterly obsessed with beautiful Rome – its lively piazzas, its delicious cuisine and its warm colours. Here, I’ve put together a list of all my favourite IGers and bloggers. It’s basically a wee guide to discover (and fall in love with) Rome through Instagram. It features all those inspiring people that I always turn to when I need a wee dosage of magical Rome in my everyday life. So without further ado, let’s have a look at the most inspiring Rome accounts on the ‘gram.

  1. An American in Rome: Natalie Kennedy

California-born and Italy-based, Natalie Kennedy is one of the best Rome bloggers out there. She was supposed to only stay in Rome for 1 year, but she accidentally fell in love and got married. You can read her full love story here. Today, she is running one of my favourite IG accounts.

A modern Roman chariot! Today is Rome's 2,770th birthday. Tanti Auguri, Roma! #natalediroma

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2. sara_ :Sara White

Sara White is a Canadian web designer and photographer living la dolce vita in the eternal city. Her photos are absolutely stunning, and I may or may not have a mild crush on her entire life.

Friday afternoon vibes.

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3. Browsing Rome: Diana

Did I really make it this far without introducing a food blogger?! Diana’s IG is all about delicious Italian food, good wine and fresh veggies. In other words, it’s the perfect place to go for some serious food envy. As I am probably one of the worst chefs out there, I very often find myself screenshotting her food and sending it to my boyfriend with the loving message of “Make me this. I’ll bring wine”. Yum.

4. Elizabeth Minchilli

Yet another food blogger! Elizabeth Minchilli is somewhat a legend in the Roman food scene, and she has written several books on Rome (both its architecture and its food). Together with her daughter, Sophie, she even leads food tours around Rome.

Elizabeth is a pro. If she can’t make you fall in love with Bella Roma, then no one can.

So happy to be right here, right now. #umbria #picodoggie

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5. Cavaforlunch: Christina Sunneklep

Ha! Well, not to be completely self-obsessed here, but I couldn’t really end this list without mentioning myself… I spent nearly 2 years living in Rome, so I still count myself as some kind of expert. While I can’t cook like Diana from Browsing Rome or take photos like Sara White, I still hope that I can inspire some more people to embrace the beauty of Rome.

Flower therapy 🌺 #cavaforlunchcom

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Christina Sunneklep (b.1992) is a rather snap-happy Norwegian travel blogger. For the past few years, she's been winging it in Rome - now she's doing her best to conquer Glasgow, Scotland.



  1. Justine April 22, 2017

    Love this! Eminchilli’s second photo is particularly beautiful! I also love Rome… so thanks for this dose of wanderlust!

  2. Mally April 22, 2017

    Jeg elsker også Roma! Var der i fjor og vil tilbake asap! <3

    • Christina April 22, 2017

      Ja, det er virkelig helt fantastisk der :)

  3. Flo April 22, 2017

    Oh I love all these accounts! Rome is such a photogenic city and I can’t wait to get back there. Thanks for the wanderlust! <3

    • Christina April 22, 2017

      I always get so inspired by all of them :)

  4. Christie Sultemeier April 22, 2017

    OMG I love this blogpost idea!!! I might have to copy you… :) Such a cool idea. And I love Rome too! Anything Italy, actually. Thanks for sharing!

    • Christina April 23, 2017

      Thank you, Christie! I’m glad I managed to inspire you :)

  5. Hannah April 22, 2017

    ah I have been day dreaming of Italy so much lately and this just adds fuel to the fire! LOVE that sunrise (sunset?) photo in Umbria with the dog.
    Also I now really want pizza. But proper Italian pizza because the takeout crap around here will just not do it justice. ;)

    • Christina April 23, 2017

      Haha, maybe it’s a sign, Hannah? ;) Hopefully you’ll be on your way to Italy soon (and hopefully you’ll get your hands on a decent pizza as well…) xx

  6. Renates Reiser April 23, 2017

    Så mange nydelige bilder! Takk for mange tips til fine kontoer å følge. Haha, drømmen min var også å plutselig ende opp gift mens jeg besøkte Roma, slik at jeg kunne bli der forever, men det gikk ikke helt slik dessverre. :p

    • Christina April 23, 2017

      Haha, det å plutselig ende opp gift var nok planen min også! Det gikk dessverre ikke helt sånn for meg heller :P

  7. Helen April 23, 2017

    What beautiful photos! The light in Rome is just something else, you can’t help but fall in love with the city.

    • Christina April 23, 2017

      Very true, Helen! The light is simply magical :)

  8. Elena/ MuslimTravelGirl April 23, 2017

    This is such an awesome idea! I loved Rome but this showed me a different side of it. :) Awesome

    • Christina April 23, 2017

      Thank you for your lovely comment, Elena! I’m glad you enjoyed it :)

  9. Chantell Collins April 23, 2017

    These are some really lovely photos around Rome that gives a real insight into the city.. Italy is one of my favorite countries in Europe – I just love the culture. And I am looking forward to visiting Rome again later this year.

    • Christina April 24, 2017

      I couldn’t possibly agree anymore, Chantell – Italy is definitely my favourite country! Hope you get to visit again pretty soon xx

  10. Dhaval April 25, 2017

    Thanks for this lovely post and pics both.Such a cool idea. And I love Rome too!

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Christina April 25, 2017

      Thank you for your lovely comment, Dhaval! xx


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