Whether you’re looking to sweep someone off their feet or fan an old flame, what could possibly be more romantic than a holiday in Rome? While the city is certainly not short of monumental destinations and sightseeing stops, a true romantic would surely not forget to set some time aside for making unforgettable memories with their loved one. To help you plan the perfect date, we’ve compiled some ideas for the casual, elegant, and quirky dater, steering each in the right direction.
For That Eternal Touch of Elegance…
Take in the view over Piazza Navona from the Terrazza Borromini
Swoon your date with Italian Opera under the stars. Every Summer the Roma Teatro dell’ Opera takes its stage to the Ancient Baths of Caracalla, dazzling guests with lyrical classics in an undeniably romantic setting.
Sample the city’s Michelin Starred kitchens. A wide variety of gastronomical eateries have popped up in Rome over the last decade, providing a change from traditional Roman cuisine, many of which have earned the very distinctive “Michelin Star”. As they say, the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach!
Cocktails with a view. Feeling fancy? Take your after-dinner drinks on a terrace, overlooking the Eternal City! Try one of the Best Rooftop Bars in Rome!
There’s Nothing Wrong with Casual Either
Poppies in bloom at Rome’s Aqueduct Park (Parco degli Acquedotti)
Row boats across a miniature lake in Villa Borghese. Located on the edge of the historical center, this lush park features a variety of flora, scattered with fountains and sculptures. Visitors can wander on foot, ride bicycles and four wheeled quadracycles, or even hop on the miniature train that circles the park. In the center of the park, a small lake fronts a majestic temple, providing the perfect backdrop for a romantic rowboat kiss.
Picnic amongst ancient Roman aqueducts.Rome’s Aqueduct Park allows you to get up close and personal with ancient architecture, and without the hustle and bustle of tourist crowds! In fact, the park, which is suburban but easily reachable by public transport, is generally peaceful – aside from the occasional runner, smiling dog, or airplane passing overhead. There’s plenty of space to lay out a picnic and watch the sun set behind a glorious view.
Catch a classic flick at the Outdoor Cinema, like a local. Summer nights are the perfect setting for a date in Rome – why not try a classic “night at the movies” with an Italian twist? Grab some blankets and snuggle up at one of Rome’s many outdoor cinemas. Gather around for a classic (usually Italian) film – who cares if you don’t understand the language? It just adds to the romantic appeal!
Take a stroll to see Rome’s romantic sights, monuments and streets. It’s no surprise that Rome itself is fertile ground for Romantic musings. If you don’t know where exactly to go, you can pick up our Private Rome Evening Stroll. Your guide will be sure to deliver the most passionate corners of the city for Valentine’s, or any other day of the year.
And For You Quirky Types…
Street Artist Exhibition at the MACRO Modern Art Museum
Get the secret password for access to a hidden Speakeasy. Rome’s Vintage Bars and Speakeasies are perfect for the night owls who appreciate quality spirits. Often tucked away in hidden spaces, you’ll have to book in advance for directions and passwords to enter these Prohibition-themed hangouts. Check our blog on Vintage Bars and Speakeasies for the best in town.
Soak up Rome’s live music scene. Check event calendars to see what’s on at big concert venues like Auditorium Parco della Musica, funky local hangouts like Alcazar, or book a table for two in one of Rome’s Top Jazz Clubs.
Explore a Museum. With myriad options, Rome is certain to have a museum that’s perfect for you! Avoid crowds for a more intimate experience at one of Rome’s Undiscovered Gems or a Modern Art Museum!
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