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Romantic Guide to Rome

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From gorgeous gardens to hidden rooftops, these are the best spots in the city to find a little Rome romance.

Good for
  • Couples
  • History Buff
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Like a Local

9 Places

5 City Tips

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9 Places

Parco Savello

Parks, Gardens, Lookouts

Grand Hotel de la Minerve

Hotels

Villa Farnesina

Historic Sites, Art Museums

DOM Hotel Roma

Hotels

Piazza Navona

Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Gelateria del Teatro

Restaurants

Roma dal Cielo Terrazza delle Quadrighe

Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Enoteca la Torre - Villa Laetitia

Restaurants

Cimitero Acattolico per Stranieri

Cemeteries

Erica F's City Tips

  • Get a detailed map and wear comfortable shoes.
  • "Grazie," "per favore" and "prego" go a long way. Don't forget your manners.
  • Taxis and public transportation are the best means for traveling around the city quickly.
  • Always carry a few small euro notes and coins for entrance fees and tipping.
  • Tipping is approximately 10% of the total bill.
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    Parco Savello
    Parks, Gardens, Lookouts
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    Erica F Says:

    Quiet, beautiful and romantic, the Giardino degli Aranci (the Orange Garden at Parco Savello) is the perfect setting for a late afternoon/dusk romantic walk.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • In the colder months, pick up some roasted chestnuts from the vendor at the entrance.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #48 of 2,034 things to do in Rome
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Parco Savello (Orange Garden) 04/09/2018
    • Romantic place in Aventino 27/08/2018
    • Parco Savello
    Address:
    Piazza Pietro D'Illiria
    Via di Santa Sabina
    00153 Rome
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 06 6710 5457
    Other:
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    Grand Hotel de la Minerve
    Hotels
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    Erica F Says:

    Sunset on the rooftop at the Grand Hotel de la Minerve is where you want to be if you're looking for a spectacular setting for a proposal...of any kind. Once you've made your own beautiful music, enjoy the pianist's classic 1980s set.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • If the weather is less than optimal, head to the Minerve's La Cupole bar.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #205 of 1,272 Hotels in Rome
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing location beautiful hotel 19/09/2018
    • The Restaurant 18/09/2018
    • Grand Hotel de la Minerve
    Address:
    Piazza della Minerva 69
    00186 Rome
    Italy
    Phone:
    011 39 06 9480 6384
    Other:
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    Villa Farnesina
    Historic Sites, Art Museums
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    Erica F Says:

    Rumor has it that 16th-century painter Raphael was inspired by his mistress when he painted the walls of Agostino Chigi's love nest, Villa Farnesina, with Galatea and scenes from the marriage Amor and Psyche.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Head upstairs to see Alexander the Great's wedding bed.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #56 of 2,034 things to do in Rome
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • What a beauty 15/09/2018
    • A find 29/08/2018
    • Villa Farnesina
    Address:
    Via della Lungara 230
    Rome
    Italy
    Phone:
    39 6 68027268
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Other:
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    DOM Hotel Roma
    Hotels
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    Erica F Says:

    There is something both seductive and nice about DOM Hotel's ground-floor bar, making its intimate black-and-grey toned setting perfect for any type of romantic meet up.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Try the rooftop terrace in the summer months.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #269 of 1,272 Hotels in Rome
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very nice boutique property 11/09/2018
    • Great chic hotel 23/08/2018
    • DOM Hotel Roma
    Address:
    Via Giulia 131
    00186 Rome
    Italy
    Phone:
    011 39 06 683 2144
    Other:
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    Piazza Navona
    Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Erica F Says:

    Piazza Navona is undeniably beautiful, but it's at its most romantic after dinner, when everyone, including the vendors, have left for the day...

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Early birds may want to plan a dawn proposal here.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 2,034 things to do in Rome
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • busy but scenic 19/09/2018
    • To understand the migrant journey 19/09/2018
    • Piazza Navona
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
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    Gelateria del Teatro
    Restaurants (Italian)
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    Erica F Says:

    Delicious gelato is always a wonderful treat. To make yours even sweeter, take it to the little courtyard next to Gelateria del Teatro in the late evening.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Silvia and Stefano put a lot of love into each and every flavor - ask which are their favorites.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #145 of 10,946 restaurants in Rome
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best. Just.. best. 17/09/2018
    • Simply the Best 12/09/2018
    • Gelateria del Teatro
    Address:
    Via Dei Coronari 65/66
    00186 Rome
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 06 4547 4880
    Price range:
    US$2 - US$10
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
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    Roma dal Cielo Terrazza delle Quadrighe
    Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Erica F Says:

    The Terrazza delle Quadrighe offers an amazing 360-degree, millennia-spanning view of Rome, from the ancient to modern day. Needless to say, the setting is spectacular, and since it is not frequently visited, you'll feel as if you have almost the entire terrace at your disposal.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Head to the second-level cafe for a light cocktail overlooking the Roman Forum.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #114 of 2,034 things to do in Rome
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Extraordinary view of Rome and Colosseo 04/08/2018
    • Great Panoramic Views 23/05/2018
    • Roma dal Cielo Terrazza delle Quadrighe
    Address:
    Piazza Venezia
    Rome
    Italy
    Other:
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    Enoteca la Torre - Villa Laetitia
    Restaurants (Italian, Mediterranean, European)
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    Erica F Says:

    With a hideaway location at Villa Laetitia and a lush Art Nouveau interior, Enoteca La Torre is romance with a capital R. Its Michelin-star menu also has lots of loving touches, like the steak tartare with herb-smoked foie gras and slices of fig, or spaghetti with red shrimp, lavender, lemon and ox bone marrow.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Dress up and order the Franciacorta in advance.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #353 of 10,946 restaurants in Rome
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful restaurant and food 25/07/2018
    • Extraordinary Food and Service 21/07/2018
    • Enoteca la Torre - Villa Laetitia
    Address:
    Lungotevere delle Armi 22/23
    00195 Rome
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 06 4566 8304
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Tue - Sat
    12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    Other:
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    Cimitero Acattolico per Stranieri
    Cemeteries
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    Erica F Says:

    The Protestant Cemetery is not quite what you had in mind, right? Yet in the shade of a 1st-century pyramid, this cemetery is perfect for a romantic stroll sharing prose and poetry - after all, Keats and Shelley, among others, are buried here.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Head toward the pyramid to pause on one of the benches.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #59 of 2,034 things to do in Rome
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Just Beautiful 17/09/2018
    • Beautiful cemetery in the heart of Rome 27/07/2018
    • Cimitero Acattolico per Stranieri
    Address:
    Via Caio Cestio 6
    00153 Rome
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 06 574 1900
    Hours:
    Sun
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
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