#LoveDestination: Romantic Rome

Happy Friday again! We hope you all had a great working week!

Today we would like to imaginary fly to Italy and visit Rome, secondly important place for LoveStoryPeople.

Rome

Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. 

Ancient ruins such as the Roman Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, boasts St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.

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Why go?

In Rome, classical ruins and early Christian places of worship stand next to – or lie beneath – Renaissance palazzos and Baroque fountains. But there are also great neighborhood trattorias, quirky shops, and a buzzing aperitive scene. The city’s mild Mediterranean climate is another persuasive draw for visitors from the cool north, but for us, the main draw will always be the pulsating energy of a place which lives life as a form of theater.

When to go?

There’s no real off-season in the Eternal City. Spring and autumn are the busiest tourist seasons, with a peak at Easter as Vatican pilgrims swell visitor numbers. Winter – especially from mid-January into the first week of March – can be a great time to come if you’re lucky with the weather. Hotel rates are lower and restaurants are blissfully uncrowded. If you can take the heat, August (when most Romans head for the beach) is another good month to find offers on hotel rooms. Perfect months, weatherwise, are probably April, May, and October – and it’s also at this time of year that you’ll generally find the most pleasant temperature differential between balmy Rome and the cold north.

reference (the guardian, the telegraph, romeifyouwantto)

But let’s have a deeper look at ROMANTIC ROMA-

Trevi Fountain

Classic. Epic. Federico Fellini himself could have chosen any location in Rome for his iconic love scene in La Dolce Vita, but he chose this one. Sure, there are always about a thousand people there (unless you go at 5 a.m.- idea!)

reference (YouTube)

Gianicolo Hill

Don’t save all your romance for the evening. Head up to Gianicolo for the most sweeping view (like, 180 degrees) of Rome’s white monuments under blue skies. You can see everything from up there. It’s quite a hike up this hill from Trastevere, but you can take a cab if you want. Once, you’re up there, there are little kiosks where you can get a drink or ice cream. Sit there, soak in the view, and kiss.

Top of the Spanish Steps

The Spanish Steps are our favorite spot in Rome. And all that available seating on the Steps is so nice. Sit with your boyfriend/girlfriend up at the top, share a glass of wine, and just look out over the square and Via Condotti stretching out in front of you. And all those people. This is a time where you can just be quiet and not talk. Enjoy the view and the sounds of background chatter and random guitars, and lean in for a kiss.

The Fori Imperiali (Roman Forum) at Night

You can check out the Roman Forum at night like everyone does – from Via dei Fori Imperiali, the main thoroughfare that charges from Piazza Venezia to the Colosseum, but there is a better way. There is a little corner of downtown Rome at night that is a bit of a secret…. If you’re facing the wide stairs in front of the Campidoglio (Capitoline Hill), go up. You’d think it’d be closed at night, but it’s not. So keep going. Then, veer left. Go as far as you can, always bearing left. Pass by the column with the Roman wolf on top, keeps going. Suddenly, you’re on this sort of natural balcony overlooking the Roman Forum.
Your date will wonder how you knew about this hidden little nighttime spot.

 

Lungotevere

Along the Tiber River, the Lungotevere, you get some of the best views of St. Peter’s Basilica, Castel Sant’Angelo, and the Tiber Island. Plus, the Lungotevere is lined with really beautiful trees, the branches of which stretch downward, toward the water. It’s genuinely a sweet place to walk after dinner, holding hands, and steal a kiss or two.

Stay tuned, be in love, enjoy life love your date!

If you are Italian or just love Italy don’t forget to check our Italy-inspired piece:
https://lovestorypeople.com/2016/06/06/lovebeautiful-romeo-and-juliet/

 

 

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