Toss a Coin in the Trevi Fountain — Photo courtesy of Benson KuaSurely Paris and Venice are some of the most romantic cities in the world. But Rome, too has its charm. Don't be fooled into thinking its a city for history buffs and religious pilgrims. Locals or anyone who's traveled to the city will tell you that romance is certainly lurking behind every street corner, angolo and tiny vicolo (a tiny alleyway). Whether you're looking for love or want to rekindle the romance in your life, there are plenty of places in the city to fall in love or even steal that first bacio (kiss).
One of the most romantic places in all of Rome whether you visit it day or night is the Trevi Fountain. Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to this famous fountain to toss a coin in the fountain with hopes that they will find love and return to Rome again one day soon. The fountain became uber-popular around the world after the movie Three Coins in a Fountain came out in 1954 and was followed by Fellini's film La Dolce Vita in 1960. Since then it has been at the top of everyone's must-see list especially for lovers. Some people prefer visiting the fountain at night when it's less crowded and beautifully illuminated.
A Breathtaking View of the Roman Skyline from the Janiculum Hill — Photo courtesy of Dark Rome Tours & WalksFor lovers in Rome, there's nothing that says 'that's amore' quite like going for an evening passeggiata (a stroll). A favorite Italian pastime, the passeggiata can be performed during the day or at night. For those looking to take a romantic stroll, making the walk up the Janiculum Hill just before sunset to take in breathtaking views of the Roman city skyline is priceless. From atop of the hill, you can catch a glimpse of the Vittoriano Monument, the Pincio Gardens, the Church of San Pietro in Montorio and other gems. Enjoy the Charming Neighborhood Trastevere — Photo courtesy of Svetoslav NikolovAfter you've taken in the view, walk down the hill towards the neighborhood of Trastevere where you'll find a wide array of mom-and-pop trattorie and street cafés sprinkled about the area. Sometimes tourists often overlook this charming medieval-like neighborhood during their travels to Rome. Though that do venture out here fall in love over and over again with the quartiere thanks to its winding cobblestone streets, tiny alleyways (vicoli) and ivy draped from building to building.
A Romantica Carriage Ride in Rome — Photo courtesy of Raison DescartierFor a real romantic ride through the city, hop on a horse and carriage from Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps) and take a ride through the loveliest piazzas of the centro storico: Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo and finish the tour off at the Pincio Gardens and its glorious balcony in Villa Borghese park that overlooks Piazza del Popolo and the rest of centro storico.