Romantic Rome: The Best Spots for Lovers
If you’re planning a trip to Rome with an emphasis on the romance, there are some truly beautiful spots in which you can linger and feel the glamour of your Italian holiday. Honeymoons, anniversaries, destination weddings and elopements, as well as simply a special trip with a special someone, are all wonderful reasons to search out the special corners and beauty that will inspire kisses and embraces.
With that in mind, here’s our guide to some of the most romantic spots in Rome…
To Propose In Rome
Don’t be tempted into proposing at Trevi Fountain or a similarly crowded spot… there are plenty of magical places to make your proposal in Rome infinitely more memorable…
In the Gardens of the Villa Doria Pamphilj
Just outside the center of Rome, the Villa Doria Pamphilj is a seventeenth century villa that features expansive gardens, fountains and hedges that you can wander at your leisure. There are no shortage of lush green groves or quiet spots for a romantic picnic, during which you can pop the question and celebrate afterwards with a glass of Italian wine. For a unique variation, there is an enchanting maze right beside the villa that is a wonderfully unique place to ask her to marry you.
At the Sanctuary of Fortune, Palestrina
A short bus ride from the city is the commune of Palestrina, a village perched on a hilltop, which is not only a charming and authentic Roman village, but is also where you can find the remains of the ancient Sanctuary of Fortune, a shrine that dates back to the 2nd to 1st century BC. Ask her to marry you amongst the ancient ruins and be blessed by Fortune herself!
For A Honeymoon in Rome
See Rome’s Monuments by Night
Take a romantic taxi cab ride around Rome to view the city by night. Rome’s monuments are beautifully lit in the evenings, particularly the Colosseum, and you can take in all the sights as they are spread across the city. For something extra special, ask the driver to put on some mood music, and stop wherever the romance takes you.
Sunset at Pincian Hill, Villa Borghese
Invite your newlywed love for a late afternoon stroll through the exquisite gardens of Pincian Hill, then cuddle up on the terrace and watch the sun set together over the Cupola of Saint Peter’s Basilica.
For A Romantic Photoshoot in Rome
The Aventine Keyhole
Enter through the gorgeous gardens and have a romantic photo looking through the Aventine Keyhole. The view of St Peters at the Vatican is perfectly framed by the doorway to the Priory of the Knights of Malta, and will create a breathtakingly special portrait that is uniquely – and stunningly – Rome.
At the Pont Sant’Angelo at Sunset
Nearly all who visit this bridge agree that it is a special place, no matter the time of day that it’s visited, and even when there are lots of tourists around. However, the most beautiful time to watch the waters of the Tiber River become glassy and reflective is at sunset, when you can be photographed with a spectacular backdrop of water, delicately carved angels and the Castel of Sant’Angelo.
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