The Most Romantic Places in Rome
We know, we know: George Clooney chose Venice. But to our minds there are few more romantic cities in Italy, let alone the world, than Rome. Between gorgeous lookouts, intimate piazzas, and the general ardor of the natives, Rome is one sprawling romantic setting. The itinerary below will have you waxing sappy and gushing “Ti amo” from dusk till dawn.
Take your lover for a gentle row around Villa Borghese’s idyllic lake. Boats can be rented daily from 9:30am to sunset.
The garden cafe/bar of the fancy Casina Valadier restaurant is one of the loveliest spots in the city and more than conducive to canoodling.
The utterly tryst-worthy Pincio gardens are recommended during the lingering glow after sunset, or in the full dark of night.
Head here for a pre-dinner aperitivo or post-meal digestivo. The views can't be beat.
The bridge, lined with Bernini angels, is especially bewitching by night.
No romantic Roman itinerary is complete without the city’s make-out point par excellence, the Janiculum Hill. The tree-lined ridge above Trastevere is perfect for a lovers’ stroll.
The “kissing bridge” is characteristic because of its central oculus, Latin for “eye,” and sensual humped footpath. It connects two fashionable nightlife areas, Campo de' Fiori and Trastevere, and provides the perfect sunset backdrop for romance.
The sublime, deserted piazza is a fine place to be at night, but the evening view from the Campidoglio terraces over the Roman Forum is quite possibly the most rapturous sight in the world.