Forget Paris, Rome has to be one of the most romantic cities in the world, with romance built into its very soul and written into the very name of the city, it can be no coincidence that Roma spelt backwards is amor (love). There’s something extremely warm and sensual about Rome, it must be the cobbled-stoned alleys, the breath-taking views and the gorgeous light. No wonder artists, writers and romantic poets have fallen in love with this magical city!
Finding a gorgeous spot to propose in Rome won’t be difficult, choosing between many perfect places will be the real problem. So if you are planning to propose to your girlfriend/boyfriend in Rome and whether you are looking for an iconic landmark, a breath-taking view or a gorgeous hidden place here are my suggestions.
Undoubtedly one of Rome’s most romantic spots. The panorama here is breath-taking, the view stretches over bell towers, ancient ruins and beautiful domes. Go just before the sun sets, when a glorious golden light illuminates the roofs of Rome.
THE LAKE IN VILLA BORGHESE
The lush, green Borghese Gardens are absolutely beautiful. Perfect for a romantic stroll and in the middle of all this beauty you will come across a gorgeous lake, where you can rent a row-boat and take your beloved to admire the temple of Asclepius and get down on one knee… Don’t worry the lake is not that deep, just in case you fall in!
Visiting this spectacular monument is a breathtaking experience …., so why not make it even more special by proposing in one of the most precious ancient monuments still in existence. Go just before sunset when the walls of the Colosseum turn to a gorgeous golden hue.
THE MINERVA HOTEL ROOFTOP
Rome is undeniably one of the most beautiful cities in the world and it’s even more beautiful when you rise to the top! So why not impress your significant other with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Eternal city! The hotel Minerva has one of the most spectacular views over the city. Go at sunset when the sky changes into different shades of red and pink or at night, when the illuminated rooftops and domes will be the perfect setting for an unforgettable moment!
Situated in the heart of Rome, in the beautiful and picturesque neighborhood of Trastevere, the Villa Farnesina is one of the noblest and most harmonious creations of the Italian Renaissance. The villa is known for its magnificent frescoed interiors. The most famous of these frescoes are in the Loggia di Psyche, painted by Raphael and his … The frescoes depict the love story of Psyche and Cupid. This room is the celebration of love, what better place to get down on one knee?
This stunning fountain, with its imposing facade and exquisite sculptures makes a spectacular setting for your proposal. Try to be there very early in the morning or late at night to avoid crowds of tourists. The fountain is stunning when it’s illuminated at night but it’s just as magical in the early morning light. (The Trevi fountain is currently under restoration and it will be unveiled by 2015).
PONTE SANT’ ANGELO
Strolling along the water in the twilight hours, when the sun sets over the beautiful domes can be a magical experience. Ponte Sant’ Angelo is one of the most famous and elegant bridges in Rome., leading from the city to Castel Sant’ Angelo. Ten strikingly beautiful angel sculptures, designed by Bernini line this spectacular bridge. Bernini only managed to finish two of the angels (that are now kept in the church Sant’Andrea dell Fratte), but his design and vision of the bridge was carried out by his successors. From the bridge you have one of the most spectacular views of Saint Peter’s basilica, especially at sunset when the sky turns pink behind the stunning dome of the basilica.
THE ORANGE TREE GARDEN ON THE AVENTINE HILL
The Aventine Hill is a peaceful and elegant neighborhood in Rome, where luxurious houses sit side by side with ancient buildings. The idyllic and stunning orange garden with its spectacular view over the city is without a doubt one of the most charming places in Rome, and the perfect spot for a hopeless romantic! This is undeniably the perfect place for a marriage proposal!
THE MOUTH OF TRUTH
If like me you’ve watched the film Roman holiday over and over again, and each time you have fallen in love with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn, the Mouth of truth is the place for your proposal and whilst you’re there why not test your other half’s honesty by asking them to place their hand inside the mouth of the mask and declare undying love.
PIAZZA MATTEI AND THE TURTLE FOUNTAIN
In a charming, hidden square in the jewish ghetto the turtle fountain is a little gem, considered to be a jewel of the renaissance sculpture, and one of Rome’s most exquisite fountains.The legend tells that the Duke Mattei had the fountain built within one day, in the square where his palazzo stood, to impress the father of the girl he loved. So why not propose to your other half in front of this beautiful symbol of love and romance?