Six romantic spots for your Valentine’s Day in Rome
Here is a selection of the most romantic places to see on Valentine’s Day in Rome, take a romantic picture, and enjoy an exciting sunset view!
If you are also looking for a marriage proposal idea, do not miss these suggestions!
1. Orange Garden and the wonderful view from the keyhole
Located on top of the Aventine hill, the Giardino degli Aranci, together with the nearby Roseto Comunale, is one of the most romantic places in the city where you can walk and take a picture with a beautiful panoramic view.
Filming location for “The Great Beauty” by Sorrentino, is a must-see for film lovers, and a stage that gives pleasant satisfaction to tourists and lovers!
To conclude the walk, go in front of the door of the Priory of the Knights of Malta and bring your eye to the keyhole: the view on the dome of St. Peter (“the Cuppolone”), framed by the trees of the Garden, will amaze you!
2. Mouth of Truth
To test your lover’s feelings, you can not miss a stop at the famous Bocca della Verità.
In popular belief, to demonstrate his loyalty to his spouse, lovers put their hand inside the roman mask, claiming he or she never betrayed the other. It is believed that the stone, having powers of oracle, can recognize the truth and “close the mouth” in case false is said.
3. The Trevi Fountain and the Lovers’ Fountain
The famous Bernini fountain is a fixed stop for every tourist in Rome, even more so on Valentine’s Day. It is tradition to turn away from the fountain and throw a coin, but beware: you have to do it by bringing your right hand over your left shoulder!
A dime is for the guaranteed return to Rome; the second is to meet the love of your life; the third coin is to fulfill the desire to get married.
Have you already found the love of your life but are not ready for marriage? No need to avoid the square!
Few people know that in addition to the famous fountain, the square also houses the “Fontanella degli innamorati”.
The fountain, which is located on the right side of the fountain, has two straws; tradition has it that two lovers who simultaneously drink water from the two mouths, remain in love forever. So romantic !!!
4. The Pincio
The Pincio is a regular stage for roman couples on February 14th, easily reachable from the Spanish Steps, or from the Pincio climb, from Piazza del Popolo.
Both routes pass through some of the most fascinating places in Rome, ideal for a walk with your lover.
From the Pincio, overlooking Piazza del Popolo, you can admire a wonderful view of Rome: very romantic at sunset!
5. View from the Capitoline Hill
Coming down from behind the Capitoline Hill, along via di San Pietro in Carcere, one of the most romantic streets of the Capital runs: from here you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the Imperial Forums, you can’t not stop for a photo with a breathtaking background !
6. Ponte Sant’Angelo
The ancient Sant’Angelo bridge is one of the most scenic spots to make beautiful and romantic photos. Firstly built under emperor Hadrian, decorated by architect Bernini in the 17th century. The striking marble statues, Castel Sant’Angelo in the background or the panoramic view of the river, with the Dome of St. Peter in the skyline. You’ll be spoilt for choice!