Secrets of Rome: The best romantic places and sights to visit to celebrate Valentine’s Day
Are you looking for the perfect city to spend an unforgettable Valentine’s Day? If you are looking for breathtaking views and romantic atmospheres never seen before, Rome could be the ideal choice for your love getaway.
The eternal city offers a perfect combination of beauty, romance and intimacy, thanks to its breathtaking views and its millennial charm. If you are looking for ideas on what to do and what to see in Rome during the most romantic day of the year, you are in the right place.
Walking tour through the historical beauties of Rome
If you are fond of walking and the combination of history and walking does not scare you, then the walking tour through the most famous sights of Rome could be just the thing for you. The tour begins in Piazza Venezia, one of the most famous squares in Rome, located at the foot of the Capitol and in the center of which is the iconic "Altar of the Fatherland", one of the most visited attractions by tourists according to a recent survey. Five important streets intersect in this square: via dei Fori Imperiali, via del Corso, the axis via C. Battisti-via Nazionale, the axis via del Plebiscito-corso Vittorio and via del Teatro di Marcello. From Via dei Fori Imperiali, which takes its name from the remains of the ancient Roman Forums that line it, you can reach the Colosseum.
The Colosseum is the attraction par excellence of the capital, a Roman amphitheater built in eight years from 72 A.D. Curious is the name that is attributed to him that initially was "Flavian Amphitheater" then replaced by "Colosseum" even if it is not clear the origin of the latter. It is advisable to visit it during the day, as visits in winter are only open in the morning and afternoon. In the evening, it could be a romantic place to ask your her or your him to marry you. From there, keeping to the right, you can reach the Park of Trajan and the park of Colle Oppio, two archaeological areas located in the Rione Monti, where you can admire the ruins of the Baths of Trajan between the avenues and the parterres of the park.
Continuing on Via Labicana, you will arrive at Piazza San Clemente where there is the homonymous basilica and the excavations below, easily accessible the Basilica of Santi Quattro Coronati, Villa Celimontana (although February is not the ideal month to appreciate the beauty), San Giovanni, San Paolo and the Roman houses of the Celio. If you still have some energy, we suggest you also visit Santo Stefano Rotondo, where you can admire the frescoes. Do not miss the opportunity to do the whole tour, it would be a shame not to admire these wonders.
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The Eternal City offers a wide choice of attractions to visit during the day, but these become even more impressive in the evening, creating the ideal atmosphere for an unforgettable promise of love. Valentine’s Day could be the perfect day to do that. Starting from Piazza Venezia and walking for a few minutes you get to the Pantheon, an ancient Roman building dating back to 27 B.C. This architectural marvel features a temple with Corinthian columns dedicated to all the gods, along with a beautiful fountain in its location. A few minutes walk will take us to the beautiful Piazza Navona, one of the most beautiful baroque squares in Rome. At this point, once there was the Stadium of Domitian, of which only its form remains but its magical atmosphere continues to this day.
A romantic place to swear eternal love in Rome in the evening
The Eternal City offers a large number of attractions that can be visited by day. The latter are transformed in the evening, becoming the ideal backdrop to swear eternal love. Why not do it on Valentine’s Day? Also starting from Piazza Venezia several minutes walk we find the Pantheon, an ancient Roman building dating back to 27 BC. The attraction looks like a temple (at the entrance there are Corinthian columns) dedicated to all the gods. To be particular is not only the structure of the building but also the beautiful fountain located on site. A few minutes away is the most beautiful baroque square in Rome, Piazza Navona. Long before in that exact point stood the track of the ancient "Stadium of Domitian" of which only the shape remains.
And why not visit the Tiber?
An evening walk in the area of the Tiber, where the Ponte Sant'Angelo and its homonymous castle are located, will make you feel as if you were in another era. To complete the visit of the city, it would be nice to pass through the Spanish Steps and the famous Trevi Fountain. The name of this square comes from the Palace of the Spanish Embassy, originally called the Square of France. Among the attractions to see in this square, there are certainly the steps of Trinità dei Monti and the Barcaccia, the most famous fountain of Bernini.
The Trevi Fountain is undoubtedly one of the most romantic places in Rome, the largest and most famous of the city’s fountains, which owes its fame especially to the famous scene of Federico Fellini’s film "La Dolce Vita" in which Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg kissed inside the fountain. A very ancient legend connects the Trevi Fountain to the launch of a coin (the origin of the tradition is unknown): it is said that if you throw the coin with your back to the fountain and your eyes closed, you can see Rome once again. No tourist is exempt from throwing a coin into the fountain, but remember that it is strictly forbidden to collect them or take a bath. In addition, access to the fountain is limited to a few people at a time for security reasons for about a year.
Before leaving Rome, it is worth visiting some of the most beautiful bridges of the city, including the Ponte Milvio, made famous by the film "I want to see you" taken from the book of the same name. This is the bridge on which Step (Riccardo Scamarcio) and Gin (Laura Chiatti) have sworn eternal love by fixing a lock to one of the street lamps and throwing the key in the Tiber. If you have time, why not jump in? You might feel inspired to swear promises and love.