With its many monuments, historic squares and incredible architecture, Rome is the perfect place to spend romantic moments with your partner. Many come to Rome for a romantic weekend or even find the right location to get married. Rome has always attracted couples looking to get married, especially in Trastevere and Campo dei Fiori district because of their many romantic churches.
But what are the most romantic places in Rome? The answer may simply be Rome itself, everywhere! But we know that is too generic, so we decided to offer you a list of those we think are the places that lovers definitely should not miss in Rome!
Colosseum and Via dei Fori Imperiali
For those who want to enjoy a romantic walk in the heart of Rome, we suggest a walk past the Colosseum and down Via dei Fori Imperiali (especially on Sundays in the summer when the street is pedestrian only); a unique experience surrounded by the magic of the past to share with your loved one, among the ruins of ancient Rome.
The Gianicolo Hill at sunset
How about a romantic sunset at Gianicolo? One of the most spectacular panoramic views of Rome awaits you, surrounded by landmarks of the Italian Risorgimento. We also suggest the “walk of Janiculum”, along Via Garibaldi which leads you to Trastevere, where you can dine in a romantic restaurant in this most popular roman district.
The Zodiac and the "path of lovers"
One of the most romantic spots in Rome, the Zodiac is known by Romans as a romantic location with a beautiful view over the city and over the Roman Castles area. The ideal place to exchange romantic whispers, dine in the restaurant and enjoy Rome with your partner.
Castel Sant'Angelo at night
Romantic moments in Rome? What a better place than Castel Sant'Angelo at night, behind one of the most ancient and evocative monuments of the city?! You can walk along the Sant'Angelo Bridge, surrounded by the lights of the castle.
Ponte Milvio and the locks
Whether by day or night, Ponte Milvio is without doubt one of the most popular romantic places in Rome, made even more famous by Federico Moccia’s novel. Thousands of young people exchange kisses and promises, locking the famous "lock" to the chains of the bridge and throwing the keys into the Tiber to solidify their enduring promises.
Romantic Cruise on the Tiber
For those who want to spend a romantic evening in Rome, we would also suggest a river boat cruise on the Tiber, where you can enjoy a drink or dinner by candlelight, admiring the famous attractions of the Eternal City.
Trinita dei Monti and Spanish Steps
The Spainish Square and its famous staircase (best known as Spanish Steps) descend from Trinità dei Monti to Via dei Condotti. It is one of the most romantic locations in Rome par excellence. Every day hundreds of tourists, lovers and married couples take romantic photos to capture the moment. You might also see someone having their wedding pictures taken near the top!
Romantic afternoon at the park
If you want to put aside a few hours to relax with your partner, we recommend the beautiful Roman villas and parks, including in particular, the Villa Borghese, Villa Celimontana and the Orange Garden. Here you will be totally surrounded by nature, art and exceptional panoramas.
The Keyhole on the Aventine Hill
One of the most romantic experiences to be had in Rome is undoubtedly admiring St. Peter Basilica through the keyhole of the Palace of the Cavalieri di Malta, located in Cavalieri di Malta Square on the Aventine Hill. An intimate and original way to admire the huge dome from an unusual point of view.
Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain
Romantics definitely can not miss a visit to the Trevi Fountain, perhaps in the evening, when the place becomes more intimate ... its the perfect time to make promises, express wishes and throw some coins into the fountain for good luck!
Stroll through the historic center
As we have said many times, Rome is one of the most evocative and romantic places in the world, with its ancient streets, alleyways and historic monuments, it can be romantic at anytime, and especially at night! If you want to enjoy the classic Roman atmosphere, we suggest you walk hand in hand through the streets and squares of the Old Town, from the picturesque Via Giulia to Via Margutta, known as the street of artists or from the monumental Navona Square to the romantic square in front of the Pantheon.