How to spend St. Valentine's Day in Rome in an unusual way

February 10th 2012 by Luisa

Rome welcomes lovers and makes their day a precious moment

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Credits: Kiki Follettosa

Also at St. Valentine's Day, Rome proves to be one of the most favorite destination in Italy. So why not spend this romantic day in an unusual, original, charming way! Let’s start our Valentine's Day tour from RomanticaMente Festival at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, where you can enjoy a cultural journey on critical historical nature of feelings. Cuisine too will be the star of this original Festival through its Love Menu by the Masterchef Spyros Theoridis. You can avail of this opportunity to visit this beautiful modern building made by one of the world's greatest contemporary architects, Renzo Piano, designer of this temple of the contemporary culture of the city of Rome. You can take advantage of guided tours or simply visit to the Auditorium Arte’s temporary exhibitions.

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Even the usual romantic dinner with your partner can turn to be an occasion of discovery. The great thing about the St. Valentine's Day dinner is that you can choose to have your romantic meal with your partner without having to interrupt your tour around the city: for example Tramjazz offers a night of entertainment that is simultaneously a jazz concert, a delicious candlelight dinner and a tour of the center of Rome by night. The historical cable cars has-been restored and converted into a traveling restaurant and a concert hall. Or you can choose between the different solutions of a dinner Cruise on the Tiber River. The night view of the most famous monuments of Rome, Castel Sant'Angelo, St. Peter, the Tiber Island is really unforgettable.

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What about the ever – present chocolate and flowers? if you're walking through the city center do not miss to visit Godiva Chocolatier at the Spanish Steps and the Moriondo & Gariglio shop  nearby Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Church, maybe one of the most typical, stylish old shop in the capital city. Not far it could be helpful to visit one of Rome's most elegant boutique flowers. It is called “ I tulipani Bianchi”. Here you can buy for you partner very original flowers compositions, made by glass, wood, wax, resin and pottery to remember your romantic day. Finally a bit of shopping can not miss: lonely hearts, La perla, and Zouzou are some of the most luxury lingery boutiques in Rome. Ultimately a walk along Via del Governo Vecchio and its shops and vintage stuff can be an unusual choice compared to the  most famous shopping streets of Rome such as Via Condotti and Via Frattina.

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