Rome is certainly one of the most fascinating cities in the world: plenty of suggestive places, breathtaking views and locations that seem to be taken from a movie set...this city is just perfect to spend an unforgettable Valentine's Day with your partner.
We selected for you 5 reasons to spend your Valentine's Day in Rome, 5 original ideas to make it special and unique.
1. Romantic dinner on the Tiber at the "Baja"
The Baja is an amazing restaurant located on the banks of the Tiber river, on Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia, a few steps from the "Pietro Nenni" bridge.
It is a suggestive location built on an ancient port barge, right in the center of Rome. It's open every day from lunch until late in the evening and its menu follows a philosophy based on seasonality, with products at km 0 chosen daily in the local market.
For Valentine's Day the Baja offers two special menus, you just need to let yourself be carried away by the peace and beauty of the Eternal City.
2. A walk hand in hand at the "Giardino degli Aranci" park
Amaze your sweetheart by taking it to the "Savello" Park, also called "Giardino degli Aranci" thanks to the presence of beautiful orange plants.
This park is one of the most romantic places in Rome and from here you can admire what, according to many, is the best ever panorama of the Eternal City.
To get there, start from the "Bocca della Verità" and proceed towards Testaccio neighborhood, along the Tiber. From here take the uphill road "Clivo di Rocca Savella" that runs along the walls of the castle and...here you are!
3. Overlooking the Pincio Terrace
From the Terrace of the Pincio in Villa Borghese you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views in the world and experience unforgettable moments with your partner. You can also rent a rowing boat and take a romantic ride on the lake of the villa.
4. Romantic "Cenetta" (=lovely dinner) in Trastevere
Trastevere is one of the most authentic neighborhoods of the Italian capital city. A small corner of relaxation away from the chaos where you can walk around with your sweetie in narrowed alleys full of colors and perfumes.
A candlelit dinner is the best idea to celebrate a Valentine in style and here you will find many restaurants offering delicious Roman cuisine, with its great traditions and many typical dishes.
5. Zodiac walk of lovers
If you want to leave your partner speechless, we advise you to get to the "Belvedere of the Zodiac", also known as the alley of lovers, which particulary during evening shows off its magic and it turns it into one of the most romantic places in Rome. It is located at the top of "Monte Mario" and to reach it on foot you have to go up the hill until you get to "Viale Parco Mellini".
What about a nice place to sleep? In Rome there are plenty of amazing hostels but we suggest you these excellent ones where you can book a double room and get a discount if you have a membership card: Palladini Hostel Rome, M&J Place Hostel and Funny Hostel Palace.
Winter Holidays in Rome are always a good idea, however Rome is a destination worth visiting all year long. You can even plan a satisfying Rome travel itinerary in 2 days. So...what are you waiting for? Take a trip to Rome and...have a great Valentine's Day!