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A Romantic Rendezvous in Rome

Updated on February 11, 2015

Rome is a treasure trove of history and culture, so what better place for a romantic trip? We decided to take a romantic mini-break in this glorious city and jetted over there for a long weekend of good food, music and sightseeing. There is something about travel that opens up the emotional well-springs and leaves us better able to be open to the possibilities and magical intrigue of romance. We certainly found that the artistic and beautiful surroundings were conducive to the most delightful of romantic vacations.


We flew into Rome's Airport and found our lodgings without a hitch. It was a sunlit evening, crisp and spring-like with a bright clear light as we entered the apartment for two in the Keats-Shelley house we had rented and began our Roman Holiday. Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck we were not, but dust danced in the air like magic, and the air tingled with anticipation. There was something very special about this place, perfect for love and romance. It was no wonder, we agreed, that so many artists, poets, writers and aesthetes had made their way here throughout the ages.


On our first day, we wandered around to get our bearings, walking hand in hand through the streets of the Capital, round ancient Roman sites and into The Vatican, where we sat a while in St. Peter's Square and just cuddled as we watched the people milling around us and took in the amazing architecture. Later, we lazily dined at the Hotel Forum, paying a premium for the fine food and better views out over the Roman Forum and the Capitoline Hill, the whole panorama bathed in moonlight as the music played. We strolled back to our apartment slowly beneath the stars.


The next day, we had brunch in a little café then meandered up the cool, verdant Aventine Hill. We visited the Basilica di Santa Sabina and spent some time in the Square of the Knights of Malta, where the dome of St. Peters can be magically seen through the keyhole of a garden door. After another fine romantic candlelit meal we ascended another of Rome's hills, Janiculum Hill, at dusk and were rewarded by delightful views out over the city. We rested a while, and stared out over the lights of the city as night fell.


On the final day of our brief stay, we wandered some more, visiting the Botanic Garden in the morning, where we found women calling messages of love to their men in the neighbouring prison amid the shady paths and greenery. After another fine lunch, we visited a few fantastic fountains, and padlocked our chain onto the Ponte Milvio, throwing the key into the river.


We were sad to have to wrench ourselves away from this city so soon, but left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated by our brief adventure. We knew that we would return again one day to sample the many delights of Rome once more, but for now, we had made more romantic memories together, memories of our Roman Holiday that would last a lifetime.


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Rome Quick Facts

 
 
Country
Italy
Region
Lazio
Coordinates
41°54′N 12°30′E
Type
Metropolitan City
Area • Total
1,285 km2 (496.3 sq mi)
Elevation
21 m (69 ft)
Population (2014)
2,869,461
Rank
1st, Italy
Density
860.92/km2 (2,229.78/sq mi)
Urban
3,800,000
Metro
4,200,000
Demonym
Romano
Time zone
CET (UTC+1)
CAP code(s)
00100; 00121 to 00199
Area code(s)
06
Website
www.comune.roma.it
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Best Restaurants in Rome Voted by the Telegraph

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Via del Vantaggio, 14, 00186 Roma, Italy
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Piazzale Aurelio, 7, 00152 Roma, Italy
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C markerVicolo del Cinque 58, 00153 -
Vicolo Dè Cinque, 58, 00153 Roma, Italy
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D markerVia dei Banchi Vecchi 129a, 00186 -
Via dei Banchi Vecchi, 129A, 00186 Roma, Italy
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E markerVia Alberto Cadlolo 101, 00136 -
Via Alberto Cadlolo, 101, 00136 Roma, Italy
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F markerVia Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli 59, 00193 -
Via Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli, 59, 00193 Roma, Italy
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G markerVia Veneto 50, 00186 -
Via Vittorio Veneto, 50, 00187 Roma, Italy
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Via dei Giubbonari, 21, 00186 Roma, Italy
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Via Luigi Settembrini, 21, 00195 Roma, Italy
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Via di San Marcello, 19, 00187 Roma, Italy
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Romes restaurants and beautiful food

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All'Oro (1 on map)
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Rome has some of the best Music in the World

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Rome sightseeing

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Capitoline Hill, Piazzale Caffarelli, 00186 Roma, Italy
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Santa Sabina, Piazza Pietro D'Illiria, 1, 00153 Roma, Italy
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Complex and Square of Knights of Malta, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Ponte Milvio, Roma, Italy
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Rome sightseeing

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9 Romantic Spots in Rome

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Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere, 00153 Roma, Italy
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Piazza Navona, Piazza Navona, 00186 Roma, Italy
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Via Giulia, 00186 Roma, Italy
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Via della Conciliazione, 00193 Roma, Italy
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Via Appia, Roma, Italy
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Villa Celimontana, Via Alessandro Poerio, 112, 00152 Roma, Italy
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Complex and Square of Knights of Malta, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Pincio, 00187 Rome, Italy
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Spanish Steps, 00187 Rome, Italy
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Some Romantic Spots in Rome

Vatican

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Vatican City
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Vatican and St. Peter's Square

Janiculum Hill a full view of Rome

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00153 Rome, Italy
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Janiculum Hill views of Rome

Botanic Garden

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Hruska Botanical Garden, Via Roma, 25083 Gardone Riviera BS, Italy
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Botanic Garden

Ponte Milvio

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Ponte Milvio, Roma, Italy
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Ponte Milvio

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      Lee John 3 years ago from Preston

      Hi katiecianni

      Thanks for the feedback highly appreciated :) Rome is sensational to say the least

      Thanks

      Lee

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      Katie Cianni 3 years ago from Cheshire

      Great pictures :) I love Rome it is beautiful I want to go back now :)

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      Lee John 3 years ago from Preston

      Hi emmaouthworth

      Ye Rome is simply Beautiful

      Thanks

      Lee

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      Lee John 3 years ago from Preston

      Hi Thomasjames1992

      Yep i agree, i felt the same when i was there :)

      Thanks

      Lee

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      Emma Southworth 3 years ago from Manchester

      Rome is simply Beautiful me and my fella i have there x

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      Thomas James 3 years ago from London

      Rome :) Such a beautiful place feels like your thousands of years in the past!

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