Ideas for a romantic Valentine’s Day in Rome
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and there is nothing like a romantic getaway to spend this special day with your partner. One of the most romantic destinations today is without doubt, Rome, not only for its beautiful and ancient architecture that makes any romantic stroll down the streets of the city with your partner truly romantic, but also its history. Valentine’s Day originates from this beautiful city about 18 centuries ago. Either way, here are a few suggestions for a perfect and romantic day in Rome.
Special two for one museum deals for couples in Rome
If you are one of those couples that like to go to museums then from the 13th to the 14th of February you can enjoy the special offers on for couples and get a two for one deal in all the museums in the city. Whether it’s the Palazzo Máximo, Altemps, the Crypta Balbi, the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Baths of Caracalla and the Borghese Gallery, or whether it’s the masterpieces of Canova “Amor Pagano and Profano”, you can enjoy this special deal especially for couples. If you don’t fancy any of that you can also head down to the Capitolino Museum, amongst many others. So, now you know how to enjoy a cultural Valentine’s Day in the capital city of Rome.
Go to the Milvio Bridge and leave a padlock
We don’t exactly know why, but one of the most popular destinations for roman couples is the Milvio Bridge where they can admire the view of the river and the city all lit up, in addition to make a promise of eternal love by leaving a padlock bearing the initials of both lovers on the central lamp post on the bridge to then launch the key in the river. Now no more padlocks can fit on the lamp posts thus, chains have been fitted along the bridge so that lovers don’t give up on their romantic endeavours. So, now you know that if you’re in Rome on Valentine’s Day, you have to head down to this bridge with a padlock along with your promises of eternal love to then throw the key in the river. How to get there: 1.Exit at stazione termini,1: Walk 50 metres. 2. Go to Termini: Get on METRO line A (BATTISTINI) for 4 stops. 3. Get off at Flaminio: Walk for 150 metres. 4. Go to FLAMINIO: Get on line 2 (MANCINI) for 5 stops. Get off at PINTURICCHIO. 5. Walk for 450 metros. Until you get to the Milvio Bridge.
Romantic Dinner Cruise on the River Tiber
Take an all inclusive Dinner Cruise on the River Tiber. Batelli di Roma offers Dinner Cruises from which you can admire the most impressive monuments in Rome lit up at night, and enjoy a menu of delicious Italian food accompanied by romantic music to make your dinner and cruise along the river even more pleasant if possible. The cruise lasts approximately two hours, and sails towards Tiber Island then back up to the Risorgimento Bridge. The trip costs 54 euro per person.
Discovering Rome on a Vespa
We presume you’ve all seen the film “Roman Holiday” starring a young Audrey Hepburn who visits Rome on what was then her modern Vespa, a vehicle which has never gone out of fashion and which in fact, is the best way of travelling around the city. Thus, we thought that nothing would be more romantic than hiring a vintage Vespa in memory of this film and taking a tour around the streets of the city with your partner, Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck style. You can do so with the company Bici & Baci, where not only can you hire a Vespa, but also the famous 500s, the most vintage Vespas and Calessino, the three wheeler vehicles. The choice is yours!