Rome-ance is just around the corner for any couples planning to visit this fair city. Not only are there plenty of beautiful buildings, priceless artworks and intricate sculptures for you to feast your eyes on, but there’s yet more than meets the eye here. Read on if you’d like to find out some of the best attractions for any partners planning on spending a city break in Rome…
Indulge in a food and wine tour
The Italians have become synonymous with good food. Rich sauces, lashings of cream and chocolate with every dessert, and plenty of fine wine on offer – with such sumptuous foods around to tempt you during your stay, why not make the most of visiting the country that invented delights such as pizza and ice cream by taking a food and wine tour? You could explore the nearby wine country, go on a guided restaurant tour around the streets of Rome, or book onto a cookery course for two – and don’t forget the wine pairings!
Attend an opera under the stars
One of the most magical experiences in Rome is just a stone’s throw from some of their most popular attractions. Right at the heart of the city, you’ll find the open-air amphitheatre that has enchanted thousands of theatre goers over the years. From ballets to arias and classical performances (all of which you can get tickets for in advance via romeoperatickets.com so that you don’t miss out) the ruins of this arena are transformed every night by the magical lighting and talented musicians who take to the stage.
Recreate the “Roman Holiday”
One of the most iconic movies of the golden age of Hollywood was shot right here, and you’ll be able to recreate it all! Just like Audrey Hepburn in the movie “Roman Holiday”, you’ll be able to rent a Vespa together and see the sites in true retro style, or how about stopping by the same Spanish Steps, indulging in a cone of pistachio gelato? There are always plenty of festivals, markets and evening street entertainers too, so make sure you take your camera with you!
Dine out in the Piazza
Speaking of evening entertainment, don’t forget to drop by the incredible Piazza Navona. It’s home to some of the finest and most romantic restaurants in the city; dine by candlelight in the quaint, stone surroundings of an authentic Italian bistro, before taking an evening walk through the square. Once you’ve made your way through the markets, you’ll see a different side to Rome; the noise of tourists will be long gone, and you’ll be able to see some of the city’s most iconic attractions in total peace and calm. As a top tip, the Trevi Fountain is best photographed at night when there are far less people, and dramatic lighting brings the statues to life.
Are you planning a romantic adventure to Rome this summer? Leave me a comment and let me know what you have planned…