Romance abounds in Rome — from the striking scenery to the rich cuisine and beautiful language, it’s easy to swoon over the ancient city. Having visited this tantalising city twice, I can safely say this is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and its history is probably the richest of all.
As you read on, picture the dazzling sunlight that falls on the ancient structures and glittering duomos throughout the city. Imagine the radiant light from lamp posts which spills over the cobblestone streets, lined with intimate restaurants and the sweet sound of Italian fill the air.
Envision yourself weaving through the winding streets, walls dripping in ivy, hand-in-hand with your loved one, making memories that will last a lifetime. If you want a truly special romantic experience in Rome, Lovescribe has some idyllic spots to share with you that should induce a little love!
Top 5 Romantic Places to Visit in Rome
Parco Savello, or Giardino degli Aranci or, better known to tourists as, Orange Garden, is a little slice of Eden. From the small terrace surrounded by orange trees take in the view across the Tiber as the citrusy scent of orange blossoms fills the air. Its gorgeously sun-kissed are perfect for lovers simply wanting to relax together. You may stumble across a hidden brass keyhole framed by an archway of vines and provides a pristine view of St. Peter’s Basilica.
A walk through the streets of Trastevere is the best way to discover hidden treasures, glimpses of ancient Rome and flashes of real, authentic Roman life. As the sun starts to set, cross the River Tiber and simply get lost with your lover in the labyrinth of weaving streets. There are numerous ivy-covered trattorias that lure you in for an Aperol Spritz and the beautifully worn piazzas fill with joyful fervour!
3. Appia Antica
One of the oldest and most important roads from ancient Roman times, this tree-lined path is truly picturesque and ideal for an intimate picnic. Follow the footsteps of romantic poets along lovely walks in a pastoral setting dotted with ancient ruins that have not changed from the days of Byron, Keats and Goethe.
4. Gianicolo Hill
If you want to capture Rome’s spirit in one stunning panorama, a visit to the Gianicolo Hill is a must. As the highest vantage point in the Trastevere District, by day it is jaw-dropping and by night you find lots of steamy Fiat 500 windows and lip-locked lovers every few meters along the vista-kissed walls.
5. Trevi Fountain
Whilst this is a cliché for couples, the magic and magnitude of this 1732 fountain has something unavoidably romantic. To steal some intimate kisses, I strongly recommend going at sunrise or perhaps on a sporadic midnight stroll? Get your coins at the ready and toss them in together as you make a wish with your sweetheart. Tradition has it that one coin ensures your return to Rome, two coins ensures a romance with a Roman, and three guarantees marriage with them!
Top 5 Amorous Must-Dos in Rome
- Rent a Vespa
Nothing says romance like whizzing past renaissance masterpieces and recreating the scenes of ‘Roman Holiday’ starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck on a classic
- Paddle with your Beloved
Villa Borghese is central Rome’s largest park complete with picturesque promenades and a sun-dappled lake where you can paddle with your significant other among startled ducks. Indulge in a lovingly stroll to the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna and settle down for a delectable lunch al-fresco style.
- Watch a film at the open-air cinema
Fancy a film night under the starry Roman skies? If you visit during the summer months then be sure to snuggle in to your sweetheart’s arms at the annual outdoor cinema festival, ‘Isola del Cinema film festival’. Even if you’re not fluent in the Latin language of love, many international films are screened there.
- Picnic at the Aventine Hill
The Aventine Hill is one of seven hills on which ancient Rome was built and boasts a beautiful panorama of the city, perfect for sunset-watching with your amore. Indulge in the peaceful atmosphere with a picnic blanket, a quintessential bottle of Prosecco and strawberries. #dreamyitaly
- Pose for a caricature at the Spanish Steps
These steps back to the 18th century and aptly named as they connect the Piazza di Spagna with the Trinita dei Monti church. After you reach the top, swoon over the jaw-dropping skyline in front of your eyes before selecting an artist to create an exaggerated memory you can treasure for eternity!