Plan a Romantic Summer

Many lovers see Italy as an idyllic getaway, perfect for helping their relationship blossom. With a romantic atmosphere, amazing food and great wine to enjoy by candlelight, all while being serenaded by street musicians, there’s no reason not to fall in love with Italy – or to share the experience with your loved one.

However, with so many fantastic cities and towns to choose from in Italy, it can be hard to decide on a romantic getaway destination. So why not go with one of the most classic choices, and travel to Rome with your partner this summer? Rome has so much to offer in terms of romantic sights and activities, you and your loved one are sure to come away with an experience to remember.

Any romantic getaway in Rome should begin with a leisurely stroll through the city, visiting some of the most beautiful sights. Among the most romantic are the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Via Sacra, the Borghese Gardens and Piazza Navona – along with countless others. You also won’t want to miss out on an evening stroll along the Tiber River – another of Rome’s most quintessential romantic activities.

Of course, there are also various famous viewpoints across the city, perfect for lovers to experience together. Two of the most popular views of Rome are from Gianicolo hill – overlooking Trastevere, the Pantheon and the monument to Vittorio Emanuele in Piazza Venezia – as well as from the Pincio at the edge of the Borghese Gardens, where you’ll get a great view of the Vatican. Less known – but offering stunning views just the same – is the orange grove at Parco Savello on the Aventine Hill.

Once you and your partner have experienced some of the most beautiful sights and views in Rome, it’s time to plan some romantic activities. Why not join a wine-tasting tour, or perhaps take a cooking class together? Italy’s wine is undoubtedly one of the most romantic aspects of the country, so learning more about it as a couple is a great activity for your romantic getaway. Similarly, you can learn how to make some of those delicious Italian dishes you’ve tried on your getaway by participating in a cooking class!

Of course, there are many other romantic activities for you and your loved one to experience while in Rome. The Estate Romana Festival, for instance – on from late June through early September – offers various musical and cultural events such as jazz, classical music, film and theatre – making it an ideal couple’s activity. The White Night (Notte Bianca) festival, on the other hand – on in early to mid September – hosts various events such as music, dance, and theatre performances, while shops, museums and restaurants stay open late – a perfect setting for a romantic summer getaway!

Thankfully – particularly for those living in Europe – all of these attractions are only a few hours away. Rome flights are served by the city’s two main airports, Ciampino and Fiumicino, making holidays in Rome easily accessible for anyone looking to exploring the Eternal City.