A romantic Saint Valentine in Rome

January 21th 2014 by Silvia Cartotto

February is the month of love: everything around us is about the Saint Valentine's Day. Here you are some advices to spend exclusive and romantic moments in the most beautiful city of the world: Rome!

1. On the Aventine Hill there is a secret in the palace of Priory of the Knights of Malta. It's not inside, but just in front of the main door. Looking into the keyhole, in fact, you and your partner will be able to see the dome of St. Peter. If you want to surprise your girlfriend, blindfold her until you're in front of the keyhole. She'll appreciate this romantic idea.

2. In the Monte Mario Park you can have a peaceful walk out of the traffic's noises: its name is Zodiaco and it is also know as the path of lovers. Here you can appreciate Rome in all its extent and beauty, from 139 mt. in height.

3. The terrace of Castel Sant'Angelo, specially at sunset: the river Tevere under you, the Basilica of Saint Peter on the right and all the beauty of Rome in your eyes. I think that this is one of my favourite romantic place in Rome, absolutely. The magic of the landscape is undescribable: you have to try it to understand what I mean.

Romantic RomeRomantic Rome


4. The water Paola's fountain, near the quarter Trastevere and the Gianicolo Hill. From here the view is not the best in Rome, I know: but the fountain is particular and also near the Gianicolo Park, another place to stay alone in tranquillity.

5. The terrace above the fatherland's altar: the Colosseum seen from here is a-m-a-z-i-n-g! You are at the top of the city, in the heart of the story, like no another place is able to make you feel. Don't you think that beginning the Saint Valentine's Day here is a perfect way to celebrate?

View of RomeView of Rome


6. Pincio's Park is the first public park in Rome, commissioned by Napoleon: it's the most loved historical walk from the Romans. Here you can have a romantic walk under the trees, far from the city's noises. You can go there from Piazza del Popolo: Pincio is one of the many hills in Rome.

7. Margutta Street: this one is a pedestrian street parallel to Via del Corso, the way of shopping in the city center. I like and I suggest you because it’s far from the noise despite its position and you can walk without traffic. There are many houses covered by ivy, small boutiques, art galleries and craft stores: a road where you’ll feel like in a small village, absolutely not in Rome.

Margutta Street in RomeMargutta Street in Rome


8. Piazza di Spagna is so famous that I think you know everything about it. It's in front of Via Condotti, the street of the big brands of fashion; the flight of steps brings you to the Church of Trinità dei Monti. The fountain of Barcaccia is the perfect background for a photo: here you’ll surely find someone to take it to you and you partner, because this square is always crowded.

9. The cupola of St. Peter is another place where the view over Rome is stunning: you can go up by lift (5 euro) or by foot. The Vatican’s Gardens are visible only from this point of view; finally, in a sunny day it’s possible to see very far from there.

View of Rome from the Cupola of St. PeterView of Rome from the Cupola of St. Peter


10. The last place where you should go during your romantic week-end in Rome is the balcony on the imperial forums: you can reach it leaving behind you the Campidoglio hill. In front of you the Roman world, the past and the history: so many centuries of Roman history are the perfect conclusion of this love tour.

If you are looking for a place to stay at night I suggest you Casa Howard, very closed to Piazza di Spagna: a lovely hotel with a glam and luxurious atmosphere.

So, get inspired and follow your heart: the most beautiful and romantic places are those unexpected!
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