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TOP 10 – Most Romantic Places in Rome

Rome is one of the most romantic cities in the world. It has a magic that comes not only from art and beauties, but from stories, anecdotes. Each lover has a favorite place in the Eternal City. The place of the first kiss or the place of a declaration of love: every corner tells a love story. For this reason, in the wake of Valentine’s Day, last February 14, we too want to be spokespersons for the love that hovers in the streets of Rome. In this column, therefore, we discover together the top 10 of the most romantic places in Rome.

1. Garden of the Orange Trees

Already present in our article on the most instagrammable places in Rome, the Garden of the Orange Trees in this case touches the first place. The sunset from here is beautiful: at the top of the Aventine hill, a quiet and reserved place. Moreover, nearby you can peek at the famous keyhole from which you can admire the dome of St. Peter. Not far away is the municipal rose garden which in spring is a triumph of colors. Named after the bitter orange trees, the park is the perfect place to stroll, admiring the view and exchanging a few fleeting kisses with your lover.

2. Jasmine Walk

For those who have never been to Rome, the Jasmine walk is a real gem. In fact, it is a disused track of the Vatican Railway, a stone’s throw from St. Peter’s. The prospect of the walk is wonderful: you will feel like you can touch the Dome with your hands. I am clearly referring to the dome of San Pietro, over 130 meters high, designed by Michelangelo Buonarroti. In summer, jasmine flowers make the walk even more beautiful and fragrant in a romantic setting.

3. Fountain of Lovers

Every corner of Rome is precious, even where the attention is completely captured by the Trevi Fountain. On the right, there is a small bowl with two spouts, named Fountain of Lovers. According to the legend, the couples who drink from this fountain will remain in love forever. This tradition has its roots in the times of war. In fact, the evening before the departure, the lovers went to the fountain and the girl filled a never used glass. Tradition had it that once the glass of water was drunk, it had to be broken. Thank to this gesture, the girl was sure that she would not lose her beloved. Therefore, the Fountain of Lovers is the perfect place to seal your love for eternity.

4. Botanical Garden

A place unknown even to many Romans, let yourself be enchanted by the 12 hectares of the Botanical Garden. With more than 3000 plant species including aquatic and aromatic plants, a Japanese garden represents a green heart in the charming Trastevere district. A real oasis of peace and tranquility in the heart of Rome. This beautiful garden is perfect in any season. In spring, for example, you can admire the cherry blossoms in the Japanese garden. In autumn you can enjoy wonderful foliage ranging from red to yellow to orange. Let yourself be enchanted by nature…

5. Spanish Steps

Perhaps it can be considered a classic, but the Spanish Steps is maybe one of the most famous postcards of Rome. It dominates the Piazza di Spagna and in spring it is covered by bowls with flowers. It has been the backdrop for numerous movies, the travertine staircase is made up of 11 flights of 12 steps and garden terraces. Majestic, it connects Piazza di Spagna with the Pincio hill and Piazza Barberini. At the top of the staircase, the Church of Trinità dei Monti with its twin bell towers.

6. Pond of Villa Borghese

The park of Villa Borghese is one of the most famous in Rome, not only because it houses some of the most beautiful museums, but also because it is extremely central. Accessible from the beautiful panoramic terrace of the Pincio, you can walk the entire park and always discover new corners. Entering from Viale dell’Aranciera you arrive at the magical pond, super romantic that leaves everyone breathless. The waters are inhabited by ducks, swans and turtles that can be admired from the rental rowing boats present there. On an islet linked to the mainland by a bridge there is a small Greek imitation temple dedicated to Aesculapius. An enchanted place where you can spend an afternoon embraced.

7. Villa Celimontana

A stone’s throw from the Colosseum, on the Celio hill as the name suggests, there is one of the most popular locations for newlyweds. From the monumental entrance on Via della Navicella, near the Basilica of Santa Maria in Domnica, surrounded by greenery, Villa Celimontana is an oasis of peace during a visit to a nearby archaeological or artistic site. Located in the heart of Rome, the Villa was once a vineyard and was later transformed into a Roman garden. Today the seat of the Italian Geographic Society, it contains numerous finds from various eras and origins due to the collection of the Mattei family, the ancient owner. An ideal setting for lovers, also because it is not very popular. It is suitable for a nice walk or for a picnic in the open air.

8. Alley of the Lovers (Vicolo degli Innamorati)

Ideal for a romantic stroll in the countryside, is the so-called Vicolo degli Innamorati, Alley of the Lovers. I am referring to one of the most romantic hills in Rome, the Zodiac. From the top of Monte Mario, in fact, you can see from the Foro Italico to the Castelli Romani. During the very bright days, the gaze can reach as far as the Apennines. If you want to see more distant details, there are also telescopes made available to visitors. In the evening, the lights of the city make everything even more impressive. There is no public transport leading up here, but this is why this location is truly a gem.

9. Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona is one of the most romantic squares in Rome. Not so much because it is linked to some legend of love, but because of its beauty. The majestic Fountain of the Four Rivers by Gian Lorenzo Bernini stands out in the center of the square in a profusion of allegorical figures. It is not uncommon to see many men asking their girlfriend to get married right on Piazza Navona. The sound of the water, the rhythm of the city, the artistic beauty become a perfect romantic setting. Many of our cooking classes are held in Piazza Navona. Do not miss the opportunity to live a romantic experience, learning how to make typical dishes of Rome, and then enjoy them directly on the square.

10. Mouth of Truth (Bocca della Verità)

Well known for the film Roman Holiday, the Mouth of Truth (Bocca della Verità) is nothing more than a manhole in the shape of a marble mask. Yet despite its humble beginnings, cinema has immortalized it as one of the most romantic places in Rome ever. However, legend has it that it bites the hand of anyone who does not tell the truth, slipping it inside. The scene of the movie Roman Holiday shows Gregory Peck telling Audrey Hepburn this tradition. Who wants to try to declare their love by putting their hand in the Mouth of Truth?

This is just our top 10 of the most romantic places in Rome.

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