Things to do for a Little Rome-ance in Rome

Boy do Italians love love! With its grand monuments, beautiful fountains, resplendent piazzas and cobblestoned streets, Rome is undoubtedly one of the words most romantic cities.

For a romantic stroll, head to the historical center or even Trastevere at night. The monuments all lit up are breathtakingly beautiful and the city just basks in this magical glow. Here, the Spanish Steps or Trevi Fountain and it's legend of making wishes come true are just the place to steal a kiss under the moonlight. 

The Tiber river is another favorite for lovers with many bridges a great vantage point to view the dome of St Peters Basilica. Why not take a walk north of the city to Ponte Milvio, Rome’s famous ‘Love Locks’ bridge where couples attach locks here as a token of their love and throw the key into the Tevere to reinforce it. Columns and chains have been purposely erected for this lovers ritual.

For that extra special occasion (gentlemen take note - you know exactly what I'm talking about!), book a table in advance at Rome's 3 michelin star restaurant La Pergola at the Waldorf Hilton Astoria. The terrace provides a view of all Rome and is truly an unforgettable experience.   

Whether your in town with the love of your life, looking to rekindle that love or to propose to that special someone, with this list, 10 Best has got you covered for a little (or a lot of) romance in Rome. 



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Airport - Fco


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Castel Sant'Angelo National Museum


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Meet Maria Pasquale

Born to Italian parents, Maria always knew Rome was her destiny, although she was raised in Melbourne.

An award winning food and travel writer, in addition to 10Best USA Today she also...  More About Maria